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    Category Archive: Maven’s Minutes

    Jul 29 2014

    Metropolitan’s Bay-Delta Committee hears on update on the State Water Board’s actions in the Delta … are illegal diversions occurring?

    At the July 22 meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, attorney Becky Sheehan updated committee members on the State Water Resources Control Board’s activities as they relate to the Bay Delta. She began with a little history, noting that this extremely dry year was preceded by two very dry years.  Earlier …

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    Jul 28 2014

    BDCP vs. local water supply alternatives: Dr. David Sunding reviews the alternative supply analysis for Metropolitan’s Bay-Delta committee

    At the July 22nd Metropolitan Water District meeting of the Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Dr. David Sunding of the Brattle Group gave a presentation detailing how much it would cost to implement local water supply projects rather than the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP).  He began by saying that today’s presentation would be a …

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    Jul 25 2014

    Army Corps Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study and the interim policy for the Levee Rehabilitation Program

    At the June 26 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, representatives from the Army Corps were present to update the Council on the interim results of the Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study, as well as the Corps’ interim policy for the Levee Rehabilitation Program. The Army Corps Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study Cindy …

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    Jul 23 2014

    California Water Commission hears a brief update about organizational changes at DWR regarding the BDCP

    At the July 16th meeting of the California Water Commission, the Deputy Director of the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Laura King Moon gave a brief update about organizational changes they are making at DWR in anticipation of completion of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Laura King Moon began by reminding that BDCP is …

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    Jul 16 2014

    Road transportation in the Delta

    At the June 26 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, officials from various transportation agencies with jurisdiction in the Delta discussed how they were preparing for climate change and sea level rise, maintaining existing roads and bridges, and plan for future growth in the Delta. Cindy Messer, Deputy Executive Officer of Planning, introduced the agenda …

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    Jul 02 2014

    Metropolitan Water District’s review of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s draft Implementation Agreement

    At the June 24th meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members heard a presentation on the draft implementing agreement.  In the presentation, Adam Kaer, Senior Deputy General Counsel for Metropolitan Water District, discussed what the Implementation Agreement is, as well as what the specific provisions are regarding regulatory assurances, funding, provisions …

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    Jul 02 2014

    State Water Board workshop on urban conservation efforts, part 3: Urban water suppliers discuss allocation-based rate structures, rationing, and other drought management actions

    At the June 17 meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board, board members heard an informational update on the conservation actions that urban water suppliers have taken in response to the drought.  In this third and final panel, Toby Goddard from the Santa Cruz Water Department discussed how they are implementing rationing in the …

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    Jul 01 2014

    State Water Board workshop on urban conservation efforts, part 2: ACWA, CUWA, and CUWCC discuss the efforts of their member agencies on conservation and outreach

    At the June 17 meeting, members of the State Water Resources Control Board heard an informational update on the conservation actions that urban water suppliers have taken in response to the drought.  In this portion of the meeting, board members heard from the Association of California Water Agencies, the California Urban Water Agencies, and the …

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    Jun 30 2014

    Seismic design & performance considerations for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s twin tunnels

    At the June 24th meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members heard a presentation on the seismic performance for the proposed twin tunnels, the centerpiece of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  The presentation included details on the seismic design criteria and the construction of the tunnel and its lining …

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    Jun 30 2014

    State Water Board workshop on urban conservation efforts, part 1: Statewide water conservation efforts and outreach

    At the June 17 meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board, board members heard an informational update on the conservation actions that urban water suppliers have taken in response to the drought. “The Governor’s April 25, 2014 Executive Order to redouble statewide efforts in water conservation directed the SWB to request an update from …

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    Jun 25 2014

    Delta Stewardship Council moves forward on developing a strategy for state investments in Delta levees

    With the task of developing and adopting the Delta Plan behind them, the Delta Stewardship Council is now preparing to fulfill it’s next mandate: developing a strategy for prioritizing state investments in Delta levees.  At the May 30th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, staff were before the Council, asking the Council to approve the …

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    Jun 19 2014

    An update on potential new water storage projects, part 3: Preliminary results of California water storage projects survey

    The CalFed surface storage investigations were looking primarily at large reservoirs, but there are substantially more options for smaller, regional reservoirs that could add to local water supply reliability, but provide statewide benefits as well.  At the request of the Delta Stewardship Council, the California Water Commission teamed up with the Association of California Water …

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    Jun 18 2014

    An update on potential new water storage projects, part 2: Potential beneficiaries talk about Sites, Temperance Flat and other storage projects

    The CalFed storage investigations have been underway for decades.  As the feasibility studies round to an end, presumably, and a decision point nears, will there be any takers for the water?  In this next panel, Thad Bettner, General Manager for the Glenn Colusa Irrigation District, discusses the North of Delta Offstream Storage  project, more commonly …

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    Jun 17 2014

    An update on potential new water storage projects, part 1: An update on CalFed surface storage investigations and an overview of water storage

    Increasing water storage, both above and below ground, has become a part of the conversation as the state grapples with the critically dry conditions. At the April meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the issue took center stage as Council members heard from three different panels.  In this first panel, Jason Phillips, Deputy Regional Director …

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    Jun 04 2014

    The Delta Stewardship Council prepares their comments on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    At the May 29th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, councilmembers reviewed and approved the comments for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan that will be submitted by the Council as part of their role as a responsible agency as mandated by the Delta Reform Act. Prior to reviewing the comments, the Council heard a presentations …

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