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    ConsensusDocs Seeking Comments

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    7/22/2014 ConsensusDocs has invited industry stakeholders to submit feedback on the primary agreements and subcontracts hosted within their catalog. NGWA is seeking input from the community by September 1, 2014. Comments should be recorded in...

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    CWA Definition of Waters of the US Webinar

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    U.S. EPA is holding a webinar on Wednesday, July 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. EST to discuss the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers proposed rule to define Waters of the U.S. under the Clean Water Act. To register for the webinar go tohttp://mp118885.cdn.mediaplatform.com/118885/ml/mp/4000/5345/5417/37758/Lobby/default.htm...

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    RE: NGWA water well construction standard process...

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    Thank you very much for the update...you never know if or when you have to hold your breath. Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make this happen! Truly outstanding! I look forward to when the standard is available. Thanks again, ...

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    RE: NGWA water well construction standard process...

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    An update for all who are interested--- The ANSI/NGWA Water Well Construction Standard was not appealed, and has been sent to the printer for publication. We anticipate the Standard will be available in the NGWA online bookstore within the...

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Groundwater Industry News

State, county differ on well water regulation

The eastern part of Calaveras County is in the same groundwater basin as most of San Joaquin County. Above, gray shows the area of the groundwater basin, with diagonal lines showing the part of the basin in Calaveras County, which includes downtown Valley Springs.

Groundwater ponds drying up

It's a sign of the severe drought that hasn't been seen in 30 years. Nearly 100 ponds in Santa Clara County that are used to replenish groundwater are dry or drying. Long-time San Jose homeowner Jerry Cassingham was alarmed to see the Guadalupe Groundwater Recharge Pond all dried up. "I don't know if the county is holding back water some place," said Cassingham. "I'm concerned." The Santa Clara ...

Groundwater district blocks real estate developer

Forestar has fewer than 150 days to drill seven new wells into the Simsboro Aquifer in Bastrop and Lee Counties before the company’s permits run out, and the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District continues to block the real estate developer’s access to one of the state’s few aquifers .

Drought takes toll on S.J. groundwater

Hundreds of tiny red arrows spread like star constellations across a map of San Joaquin County tell the story:

Judge affirms groundwater ruling in Scott River lawsuit

A Sacramento Superior Court judge has affirmed a ruling that groundwater extraction is subject to regulation under Public Trust Doctrine, but the decision will be appealed. The case at issue is Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control Board. In its petition, ELF  requested that the court find that groundwater resources are protected under the PTD and that Siskiyou County ...

California Court Says Groundwater Extraction Harming Rivers Must Be Regulated

Bloomberg BNA — A California court has issued a ruling requiring the regulation of groundwater withdrawals that harm the Scott River in Siskiyou County.

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