Tag Archives: Bay Delta Conservation Plan

This just in … State, Federal Leaders to Accelerate Delta Habitat Restoration, Proceed With Water Infrastructure Fix

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From the Office of the Governor: After months of public comment and exhaustive review, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined top federal officials to unveil plans that accelerate restoration of the Delta’s ecosystem and fix the state’s aging water infrastructure. “We can’t just cross our fingers, hoping for the best in the Delta,” said Governor Brown. “Fish populations are […]

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Bay Delta Conservation Plan Update: A comparison of regulatory approaches

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Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta is updated on the substantive differences between the change in the Bay Delta Conservation Plan from a HCP-NCCP approach to a Section 7 approach At the April 28th meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members heard an update on the proposed change to the regulatory approach of the Bay Delta […]

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Metropolitan Bay Delta Committee hears presentation on treasurer’s BDCP affordability report, plus an update on SWP BDCP contract negotiations

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Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta hears a presentation on the state treasurer’s report which found that both urban and agricultural contractors can afford the project; plus a brief update on the State Water Project contract negotiations regarding allocation of costs of the BDCP At the January meeting of the Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, […]

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An overview of the refinements and revisions to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan facilities (with video)

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Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta hears some of the details on the changes made to the water conveyance facilities since the project’s initial design In December, the Department of Water Resources announced that new environmental documents were being prepared for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan due to significant changes made to the facilities design in response to comments received […]

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Dr. Tracy Collier with the Delta ISB review of the BDCP Draft EIR/S, particularly regarding reliance on habitat restoration

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The Delta Independent Science Board (DISB) completed its review of the draft EIR/EIS for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) in May, 2014.  While the ISB recognized the many strengths embedded within the BDCP and its associated environmental documents, the review also identified several substantive shortcomings in the technical underpinnings of project impacts and mitigation.  These are all summarized in […]

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Water agencies and Restore the Delta react to Bay Delta Conservation Plan revisions

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Last Friday, the California Natural Resources Agency announced changes to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, most notably the elimination of the pumping plants and instead, using a gravity flow diversion.  (For more information, read the press release here, or the Sacramento Bee story here.) Here’s what organizations had to say, listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water […]

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This just in … Gov. Brown’s Delta Water Plan Refined to Reduce Local Impacts Need for Three Pumping Plants Eliminated; Public Invited to Comment on Changes

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From the Department of Water Resources: The administration of Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and its federal partners announced Friday several significant changes to the water conveyance portion of the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan, including elimination of the need to build three pumping plants along the Sacramento River near Hood. The changes were pursued over the past year in […]

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Early morning news flash … Pumps dropped from Bay Delta Conservation Plan

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This one’s too good to wait for the Daily Digest later this morning …  From the Sacramento Bee: “The massive water diversion tunnels proposed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have undergone another major design change aimed at appeasing local residents: The three intakes planned on the Sacramento River will no longer require pumps. The project, known as the Bay Delta […]

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This just in … State Water Project contract negotiations set to begin over proposed BDCP amendments

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From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced today it will begin negotiations with State Water Project (SWP) Contractors in December on proposed amendments that would modify SWP water supply contracts. DWR Director Mark Cowin said the public will be invited to observe the negotiations in person and to listen on the phone using a […]

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Metropolitan Water District, Restore the Delta, and the State Water Contractors react to release of BDCP financing report

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There really wasn’t much of a reaction to the report on BDCP funding that was released on Friday. (You can read the press release here, and the media call transcript here.) Here’s are the statements I have received, listed by organization name in alphabetical order.  I’ll continue to add any other statements from agencies or organizations to this post as […]

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