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  • 06/17/2019 7:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 13, 2019 - CV-SALTS updates 

    1. We have produced a short video that explains the upcoming CV-SALTS Nitrate Control Program. Please feel free to share it with your colleagues and constituents and add to your organization’s website. The video is accessible from the upper left corner on The video is titled Nitrates in Groundwater: The Issue…

    2. The State Water Resources Control Board is hosting a public workshop on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 ( to discuss the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Amendments to the Sacramento and San Joaquin Basin Plan and the Tulare Lake Basin Plan to incorporate a Central Valley-wide Salt and Nitrate Control Program. The Salt and Nitrate Control Program provides a framework for the Central Valley Water Board to regulate salt and nitrate while also ensuring that groundwater users whose wells are impacted with nitrates are provided safe drinking water.  The Central Valley Water Board approved the referenced Amendments in May 2018, and the State Board must approve them before they can be implemented. We will inform you when the State Water Board sets their meeting date to consider approval of the Amendments.

    3. The two pilot management zones (Kings River East GSA/AID Area Management Zone and Turlock Management Zone) are progressing with the identification of steering committee members, zone boundaries and drafts of Early Action Plans. We will update you more on these as they move forward.

    4. We are in the process now of updating to make the necessary information about the upcoming new regulations for salts and nitrates easier to find. We will let you know when the website work is completed.

  • 04/24/2019 7:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Nitrates in the Groundwater:The Issue" is a 4:26 minute video that takes the viewer through the highlights of the nitrate challenge and new, upcoming regulatory approach for the Central Valley. The CV-SALTS initiative is explained as a group of regulators, farmers, and others that have worked together over the last decade to try to keep generations of farmers in business while protecting water quality. We need to address the problem. New regulations are coming that will offer two options - meet the drinking water standard at the point of discharge (traditional permitting) or a new option - form a local or regional Management Zone to work collectively to first solve the drinking water problem. Management Zones offer a more flexible way to comply. 

    It can be viewed via the CV-SALTS website at: and it is available for download at:

  • 02/27/2019 1:59 PM | Anonymous

    Chapter 811, Statute of 2017 (Senate Bill 541, Allen) required the State Water Resources Control Board to “recommend best design and use practices for stormwater and dry weather runoff capture practices that can generally be applied to all new, reconstructed, or altered public schools, including school grounds.” 


    The Division of State Architect, California Department of Education, Office of Water Programs at California State University, Sacramento, and Water Boards partnered to complete the Guidance for Stormwater and Dry Weather Runoff CAPTURE (California Practices to Use Runoff Effectively) at Schools.  The Guidance is also posted on the Strategy to Optimize Resource Management of Stormwater (STORMS) website under the “Other STORMS Products” tab.

  • 12/17/2018 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    January 23, 2019 = Lodi

    February 27, 2019 = Newman

    March 27, 2019 = Manteca

    April 24, 2019 = Lodi

    May 22, 2019 = San Joaquin County

    June 26, 2019 = Stanislaus County

    July 24, 2019 = Patterson

    August 28, 2019 = Riverbank

    September 25, 2019 = Escalon

    October 23, 2019 = Ceres

    November 20, 2019 = Ripon

    December 13, 2019 = Tracy

  • 06/11/2018 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Stormwater program at the City of West Sacramento encompasses a broad range of compliance and sustainability efforts. The position includes internal and public outreach and trainings; illicit discharge investigations and responses; database development and maintenance; cross-departmental coordination; regional and professional working group participation; regulatory understanding and submission preparation; tracking, understanding and implementing changing laws and requirements; developing and improving existing and new program outreach; field visits; and other diverse tasks. The ideal candidate will be organized, have excellent communication skills, and have a curiosity and interest in diverse day to day work. Experience managing projects, coordinating competing priorities, finding creative solutions, and working with diverse teams is as important, if not more, than the regulatory experience itself.

  • 06/04/2018 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    International Coastal Cleanup

    September 15, 2018

    Harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash

    The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline. The movement was catalyzed by the passion and spirit of two committed individuals. Back in 1986, Linda Maraniss moved to Texas from Washington, DC, where she had been working for Ocean Conservancy. She’d been inspired by the work her Ocean Conservancy colleague Kathy O’Hara was doing on a groundbreaking report called Plastics in the Ocean: More than a Litter Problem that would be published the next year.

    Linda and Kathy reached out to the Texas General Land Office, local businesses and other dedicated ocean-lovers, and planned what would become Ocean Conservancy’s first Cleanup. They asked volunteers to go beyond picking up trash and record each item collected on a standardized data card in order to identify ways to eliminate ocean trash in the future.

    The Cleanup has grown immensely in the 30 years since Linda and Kathy’s first Cleanup. Volunteers from states and territories throughout the U.S. and more than 100 countries come together each year and participate in a Cleanup event near them.

    “What I have learned from the Cleanup experience, is that even though the Cleanup started in Texas with a small number of 2,800 volunteers… it has grown into a massive cleanup that involves both national and international volunteers all pitching in for the same common goal of cleaning up our coastal waters and taking care of our beaches. I am proud to be a part of this global movement and I appreciate all of the help and support I get from the Ocean Conservancy staff.”

    Renee Tuggle

    Texas State Coordinator for the International Coastal Cleanup, who has been involved since the very beginning.

    Thanks to volunteers around the world, the International Coastal Cleanup has become a beacon of hope, leading and inspiring action in support of our ocean. Over the years, this movement has created a family that spans oceans and country borders. A network that works together for something bigger than us. To our global network, we thank you.

    Volunteer Now: Please contact Danielle Barney with San Joaquin County Public Works (209) 468-3089 or via email at:    to volunteer or if you want to add a site to this year's program.  We hope we’ll see you at the next International Coastal Cleanup!  

    Make a Difference Year-Round Download our Clean Swell app and document the trash you collect around the clock or start your own Cleanup at a beach near you.

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