Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay-Delta: Review of Historical Delta Outflow and Salinity Trends

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Senior Engineer Dr. Paul Hutton provides a brief update on Metropolitan’s ongoing science efforts in the Delta At the January meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, Senior Engineer Dr. Paul Hutton updated committee members on Metropolitan’s ongoing science activities, focusing on the work he’s been conducting reagrding historical Delta outflow and salinity trends over the last nine […]

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Delta Stewardship Council votes to make first amendment to the Delta Plan

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Council votes to exclude single-year transfers from the covered actions process At the December meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, councilmembers were poised to vote on the issue of whether to exempt single-year transfers from the Delta Plan’s covered action process or whether the current temporary exemption be extended for an additional three years. This is the first amendment to […]

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California Water Commission: Update on the Groundwater Sustainability Plan and Alternative Regulation

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A look at potential regulation content: Governance, coordination agreements, and sustainable groundwater management planning At the December meeting of the California Water Commission, Senior Engineering Geologist for the Department of Water Resources Trevor Joseph updated the California Water Commission on potential regulation content of the groundwater sustainability plan and alternative regulation that is currently under development. Trevor Joseph began by […]

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Delta Stewardship Council discusses flows and fishes in the Delta, adopts Delta conveyance principles, and addresses single year transfers

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At the November meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, a panel of scientists discussed the Delta Independent Science Board’s recent report on flows and fishes in the Delta; the council also adopted principles for conveyance, storage, and water operations, and they moved a step closer to a decision point on amending the Delta Plan as it relates to single-year transfers […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Pt 3: Implementing One Delta, One Science; Flows and Fishes Report

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Committee hears about progress made on collaborative science in the Delta; Dr. Steven Brandt presents the Fishes and Flows report At the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) meeting held November 16th, committee members were briefed on the progress made on coordinating science efforts in the Delta, as well as the latest report from the Delta Independent Science Board, Flows […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Pt 2: An update on California Eco Restore and the Yolo Bypass

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Agency officials discuss the progress made towards Eco Restore’s goal of 30,000 acres; Committee is also updated on the ongoing collaborative effort in the Yolo Bypass The Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPICC) held the second of two semi-annual meetings on November 16 in Sacramento.  The Committee is comprised of eighteen heads of the state, federal, and local agencies that […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, pt 1: Delta Challenges: Complex, Chaotic or Simply Cantankerous

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The Committee discusses the challenges facing the Delta, and what their respective agencies are doing to address them As implementation of the first Delta Plan enters its third year, the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee held the second of two semi-annual meetings on November 16 in Sacramento. The Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) is comprised of eighteen heads of […]

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SGMA implementation: A first look at the emerging Groundwater Sustainability Plan and Alternatives Regulation

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The regulation will address required components of groundwater sustainability plans and how those plans will be evaluated With the first set of regulations now completed, staff at the Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Program are well underway with development of the second set of regulations which are due by June 1st of 2016. At the November meeting of […]

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DWR and State Water Board discuss their roles in implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act at public meeting in Sacramento

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Meeting presentations include a look at the State Water Board’s intervention process With the passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in the fall of last year, the Department of Water Resources and the State Water Board have been busy working on tasks related to implementation of the legislation.  Recently, staff from both DWR and the State Water Board held […]

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Delta Stewardship Council discusses draft principles for Delta conveyance, storage, and water management operations

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The principles will be considered for adoption at the November Council meeting The Delta Reform Act created the Delta Stewardship Council and tasked it with adopting the Delta Plan.  As part of the Delta Plan’s comprehensive management strategy, the legislation required the Plan to promote options for new and improved infrastructure related to water conveyance in the Delta, storage systems, […]

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