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Apply for our 2018 Water Leaders Class

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 William R. Gianelli Water Leaders Class. The one-year program fosters a deeper knowledge of water issues and leadership skills. Criteria for acceptance include a commitment to understanding water issues and an interest in seeking leadership roles on public boards and commissions, or key staff positions. … The program began in 1997 and class alums have gone on to achieve top positions at the state Legislature, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and leading private companies involved in water.

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Source: California Water News feed

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News Release: Central Valley Project begins 2018 water year with 8.9 million acre-feet of storage

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The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project began water year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018, with 8.9 million acre-feet of water in six key CVP reservoirs (Trinity, Shasta, Folsom, New Melones, Millerton, and the federal share of the joint federal-state San Luis Reservoir). This is 145 percent of the 15-year average annual carryover of 6.2 million acre-feet and 4 million acre-feet more than the amount with which the Mid-Pacific Region began WY 2017.

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News

As water agencies cast votes, future of Delta tunnels remains unclear

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On Oct. 10, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted to endorse the Delta tunnels, the $17 billion project that aims to reboot California’s main water supply system. Two days later, the Kern County Water Agency offered its own bid – albeit it a hesitant one – of support.

Source: California Water News feed

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Muir Beach election pits old guard against new

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In the political arena of Muir Beach, with its electorate of about 300 registered voters, a few votes can be the difference between victory and failure. … The [Muir Beach Community Services] district says water rates have been static for seven years and it needs money to compensate for deferred maintenance.

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News