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News Release: DWR increases water supply allocation to State Water Contractors

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today [April 24] announced a statewide increase in State Water Project (SWP) allocations for 2018. SWP contractors can now expect to receive 30 percent of their requests, up from the initial 15 percent allocation in December and the 20 percent announced in January. “Late precipitation and snow in March has brought us closer to an average year, however, this year has been anything but normal,” said Karla Nemeth, DWR Director.

Source: California Water News feed

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Wednesday’s Top of the Scroll: Oroville Dam without Department of Water Resources?

A bill proposed by Assemblyman James Gallagher which would take the State Water Project out of the hands of the state Department of Water Resources passed unanimously on Tuesday through a legislative committee. Assembly Bill 3045 passed 15-0 through the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee and is now headed to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Source: California Water News feed

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Assembly bill may take inspection authority away from Department of Water Resources

There are 34 storage facilities, 30 dams, 23 pumping plants and nine hydroelectric power generation plants that are part of the California State Water Project, and the Department of Water Resources is in charge of not only operating but also of inspecting all of them. Local Assemblyman James Gallagher says that’s a conflict of interest, and a bill he’s pushing looks to take some of that authority away from DWR.

Source: California Water News feed

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State Water Project allocations keep climbing

The nearly 30 contractors that are part of the State Water Project are expected to receive 30 percent of the water they have requested for 2018 – up from January’s estimate of 20 percent – according to the Department of Water Resources. DWR Director Karla Nemeth stated in a news release that late precipitation and snow in March contributed to the rise in projected allocations.

Source: California Water News feed

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NSF International Offers Two New Green Chemistry Verification Services for Textile Companies

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, is now a third-party assessor for two sustainability-focused programs that verify the use of hazardous chemicals throughout much of the textile supply chain. The first assessment, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Manufactured Restricted Substances List (ZDHC… Read More
Source: NSF New feed

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