Category Archives: Maven’s Minutes

Delta Stewardship Council receives progress report on review of Cal Water Fix documents

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Council staff is looking at how the Council’s previous comments and concerns were addressed in the recirculated documents In July, the Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (REIR)/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California Water Fix was released for public review period which will end on October 30th. As a responsible agency, a role defined […]

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Department of Water Resources presents Basin Boundary Regulations at public meeting

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Public comment period on the draft regulations closes this Friday Yesterday, the Department of Water Resources held a public meeting to present the draft set of regulations for revising groundwater basin boundaries, the first set of regulations to be developed as part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.  The draft regulations were released in mid-July, initiating a comment period which […]

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DWR presents the draft list of Critically Overdrafted Basins at public meeting in Clovis

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Staff give details on the background, the process for identifying critically overdrafted basins, the results and the next steps; public comment on the draft list closes on September 25 The Department of Water Resources has released for public comment a draft list of groundwater basins which have been identified as ‘subject to conditions of critical overdraft’. The evaluation and designation […]

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Legislative hearing: Are the Delta tunnels good for California? (part 2 of 2)

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Coverage of the hearing concludes with former Delta watermaster Craig Wilson and economist Dr. Jeff Michael, plus highlights from the discussion period On Tuesday, August 18, the Senate Select Committee on the Delta led by Senator Lois Wolk held an information hearing on the California Water Fix project, formerly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and more commonly known […]

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Legislative hearing: Are the Delta tunnels good for California? (part 1 of 2)

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Senator Wolk leads a hearing on the Delta tunnels: The Legislative Analyst’s Office first briefs the legislators; Dr. Christina Swanson and Sacramento Supervisor Don Nottoli provide testimony On Tuesday, August 18, the Senate Select Committee on the Delta led by Senator Lois Wolk held an information hearing on the California Water Fix project, formerly known as the Bay Delta Conservation […]

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Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay Delta hears more details on California Water Fix

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Details include the flexibility and constraints, transfer capability, and water quality benefits of the Delta tunnels project, plus an analysis of it’s ability to capture excess stormflows On Monday, August 17, the Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta heard more details on the California Water Fix project, formerly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and more […]

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California Water Commission: Critically Overdrafted Basins and Groundwater Sustainability Plan regulations

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DWR’s Mary Scruggs gives more details on the draft list of critically overdrafted basins; plus an update on the development of groundwater sustainability plan regulations At the August meeting of the California Water Commission, Supervising Engineering Geologist Mary Scruggs briefed the Commission on DWR’s recent release of the draft list of Critically Overdrafted Basins, one of the provisions written into […]

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Delta Stewardship Council looks at conveyance, storage, and water project operations, part 2: Environmental and Water Supplier Perspectives

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PPIC’s Dr. Jeff Mount, The Bay Institute’s Gary Bobker, and water resources consultant Maurice Hall give environmental perspectives; ACWA’s Tim Quinn and NCWA’s Todd Manley follow up with the water suppliers’ views The language in the 2009 Delta Reform Act laid out a specific pathway for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to be included in the Delta Plan through a […]

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Delta Stewardship Council looks at conveyance, storage, and water project operations, part 1: Policy Perspectives

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Public policy professor Dr. John Kirlin, scientist Dr. Sam Luoma, and Deputy Secretary of Water Policy Karla Nemeth advise the Council on policies and principles related to Delta conveyance and storage as the Council considers a Delta Plan amendment At the July meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, council members prepared to tackle the issue of storage and Delta conveyance […]

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Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta hears an overview of the Cal Water Fix documents and an update on drought operations in the Delta

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Metropolitan staff review what’s in the documents and explore what the project might yield; Drought operations update includes the effect of the Delta salinity barrier At the July meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta,  committee members were briefed on the recicirulated environmental documents for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, now called the California Water Fix, which […]

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