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Press Releases/Media Advisories – 2017

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State Water Board Adopts Environmental Standards for Cannabis Cultivation 10/17/17 Water Quality
State Water Board Issues Draft Agricultural Water Quality Order for Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed 10/10/17 Water Quality
Regional Board Files Complaint Against Developers for Water Quality Violations Related to Cannabis Cultivation in Trinity County 09/25/17 Region 1/Enforcement
Blue-green algae bloom triggers Danger Alert for water contact in Klamath Reservoirs and River 09/22/17 Region 1/Water Quality
Water Boards Remind the Public to be Aware of Harmful Algal Blooms this Holiday Weekend 08/31/17 Water Quality
California Achieves Major Milestone Toward Sustainable Groundwater Management 08/28/17 Water Conservation
Free Infrastructure Funding Fairs Coming to Southern California Aug. 29-30 08/25/17 Financial Assistance
Tuolumne County Communities With Dry or Contaminated Wells Get Reliable Source of Drinking Water 08/21/17 Drinking Water
Report finds program to restore Lake Tahoe's clarity is on track 08/17/17 Region 6/Water Quality
City of San Diego Agrees to $3.2 Million Settlement on Erosion Control Case 08/09/17 Region 9/Enforcement
Last of "Mothball Fleet" Ships Leaves Suisun Bay, Ending a Decade-Long Environmental Effort 08/03/17 Region 2/Water Quality
State Water Board Settles More Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Claims Related to Alleged Contractor Negligence 08/02/17 Enforcement
State Water Board Approves Removal of Drinking Water Standard for Hexavalent Chromium 08/01/17 Drinking Water
L.A. Regional Water Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reach Settlement Over Clean Water Act Violations 07/24/17 Region 4/Enforcement
Cyanobacteria Bloom Triggers Danger Advisory Against Water Contact at Copsey Creek in Lake County 07/21/17 Region 5/Water Quality
Cyanobacteria Warning Issued for North Coast Rivers and Lakes 07/21/17 Region 1/Water Quality
State Water Board Approves Drinking Water Standard for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane 07/18/17 Drinking Water
Free Infrastructure Funding Fair in Monterey July 19 07/14/17 Financial Assistance
Blue-green algae bloom triggers warning against water contact at Copco Reservoir on the Klamath 07/13/17 Region 1/Water Quality
Aqua Science Engineers to pay $50,000, cease work with State Water Board for Alleged Abuses of Storage Tank Fund 06/30/17 Enforcement
San Diego Water Board to Hear Residents' Water Quality Concerns at Environmental Justice Forum June 10 06/08/17 Region 9/Water Quality
State Water Board, and Six Partner Agencies, to Host Infrastructure Funding Fair in Tulare 06/02/17 Financial Assistance
San Diego County Business Issued $94,078 Penalty for Water Quality Permit Violations 05/30/17 Region 9/Enforcement
Harmful Algal Bloom Season Beginning in California’s Waterways 05/26/17 Water Quality
Central Coast Water Board Supports Salinas Valley Safe Drinking Water Agreement; Water Deliveries Expected Soon - en Español 05/18/17 Region 3/Drinking Water
Massive Cleanup of Trash in San Diego River Ecological Reserve 05/17/17 Region 9/Water Quality
Lahontan Water Board Issues Cleanup Order for Dry Cleaning Chemical at Lake Tahoe Laundry Works Site 05/12/17 Region 6/Enforcement
RELP Metro LLC Agrees to Settlement for Stormwater Violations at its 68-acre Metro Air Park 05/10/17 Region 5/Enforcement
State Water Board Adopts Mercury Limits for Water Bodies 05/03/17 Water Quality
State Water Board Rescinds Mandatory Conservation Standards; Reporting Requirements and Prohibition on Water Waste Remain 04/26/17 Water Conservation
Visalia Dairy Issued $75,600 Penalty, and Cease and Desist Order for failing to comply with Dairy General Order 04/24/17 Region 5/Enforcement
Harmful Cyanobacteria Detected in Long Beach Park Ponds; Caution Urged with Contact by Pets and Children 04/20/17 Region 4/Water Quality
San Diego Bay Fish Consumption Detailed in Southern California Coastal Water Research Report 04/11/17 Region 9/Water Quality
State Water Board Approves $35 Million for East Porterville Water Project 04/07/17 Financial Assistance
State Releases Plan to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life 04/07/17 Water Conservation
City of Jackson Agrees to Settlement Over Sewage System Violation Allegations 04/07/17 Region 5/Enforcement
Sutter Creek Bridge Construction Site Settles Enforcement Action for Stormwater Violations 04/06/17 Region 5/Enforcement
Tuolumne County Agrees to Settlement for Stormwater Violations at Jail Access Road project 04/06/17 Region 5/Enforcement
Local Farmers, State Agencies Collaborate On Drinking Water Replacement Program For Salinas Valley Communities 04/06/17 Enforcement
Sacramento Area Sewer District Settles Sewage Spill Violations 04/05/17 Region 5/Enforcement
Statewide Water Savings Exceed 25 Percent in February 04/04/17 Water Conservation
State Water Board Approves Proposition 1 Funding for Cleanup of Groundwater Contamination 03/30/17 Financial Assistance
State Water Board, and Six Partner Agencies, to Host Infrastructure Funding Fair in Sacramento 03/30/17 Financial Assistance
State Water Board Reminds Water Right Holders of April 1 Reporting Deadline 03/16/17 Water Rights
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Announces Appointments to State Water Board 03/15/17 State Water Board
Central Coast Regional Water Board Approves Irrigated Lands Agricultural Order 03/10/17 Region 3/Water Quality
Growers Assessed Penalties for Failure to Obtain Water Quality Permits, Submit Reports Required to Prevent Water Pollution 03/08/17 Region 5/Enforcement
State Water Board Adopts Climate Change Resolution 03/07/17 Climate Change
Statewide Water Savings Surpass 20 Percent in January; Weather Extremes Are California's Reality Under Climate Change 03/07/17 Water Conservation
Dollar General Construction Site in Amador County Settles Enforcement Action for Stormwater Violations 02/27/17 Region 5/Enforcement
State Water Board Launches Human Right to Water Web Portal 02/14/17 Drinking Water
State Water Board Continues Water Conservation Regulations, Prohibitions Against Wasting Water 02/08/17 Water Conservation
Settlement of Negligence Dispute Bars L.A. - Based Storage Tank Cleanup Firm from Working with State Water Board 02/03/17 Enforcement
Central Coast Water Board Fines El Paso De Robles for Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent Violations 01/23/17 Region 3/Enforcement
Central Coast Water Board Reaches Settlements with Farming Operations for Violations of Agricultural Order 01/23/17 Region 3/Enforcement
State Water Board Settles Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Claims Related to Alleged Contractor Negligence, False Information 01/18/17 Enforcement
California Water Systems to Provide Lead Testing For Schools 01/17/17 Drinking Water
Clean Water Team's 2017 Online Calendar Offers Volunteer Opportunities and Much More 01/09/17 State Water Board
Lahontan Water Board Receives $2.67 Million Grant to Clean up Perchlorate Plume Near Barstow 01/06/17 Region 6/Water Quality
Statewide Water Savings Nearly Reach 19 Percent in November; Most of State Still Experiencing Drought Conditions 01/04/17 Water Conservation

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