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    Tag Archive: Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    Jul 31 2014

    News Worth Noting: State Water Contractors and the Nature Conservancy on the BDCP; Water in the West’s new website on California groundwater

    BDCP Comment Period closes: Leading Business Organizations Submit BDCP Comment Letters Stating the Project is a Necessary Investment in the Future of California’s Economy: “The public comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDC) concluded yesterday. California business leaders and organizations submitted comment letters stressing that the plan is a necessary investment in protecting …

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    Jul 30 2014

    Metropolitan Bay-Delta Committee hears a science update on the longfin smelt

    At the July 22 meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, David Fullerton, Principal Resource Manager, discussed the cooperative studies that are underway with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and UC Davis to develop more understanding of some basic questions about the longfin smelt. The longfin smelt in the Bay-Delta are …

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    Jul 30 2014

    News Worth Noting, BDCP edition: Congressmen Garamendi & Huffman, The Bay Institute, Golden Gate Salmon Assn, and NRDC comment on the close of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan public review period

    Congressman Garamendi Argues BDCP’s Twin Tunnels Project Fails to Include Full Range of Better Alternatives as Required by State & Federal Law in Public Comments for Environmental Report: “Yesterday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a leader on water policy in California, released his public comments to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on the Governor’s …

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    Jul 28 2014

    This just in … Restore the Delta holds media call regarding close of public comment period for BDCP; Call for new draft EIR; say funding, public outreach, alternatives, science all flawed

    Earlier this morning, Restore the Delta held a media call regarding the close of the comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  On the call today, economist Dr. Jeff Michael from the University of Pacific; Alex Aliferis, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association; Bob Wright, Senior Counsel for the Friends of River; …

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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 28 2014

    Bay Delta Conservation Plan public comment period scheduled to close tomorrow

    Just a reminder, after over seven months, the public comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the environmental documents, and the Implementing Agreement will close tomorrow. Comments on all documents must be received electronically or postmarked on or before July 29, 2014. For more information on how to submit comments, click here. Maven’s Notebook has …

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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 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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    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 23 2014

    Senator Darryl Steinberg talks about the tunnels and the water bond

    Senator Darryl Steinberg appeared on NBC Los Angeles News Conference, where he spoke about a number of issues, one of them being the water bond.  Here’s what he had to say: Conan Nolan: Next week some policy decisions will be heard in the California legislature regarding water, and we’re not just talking about drought, but …

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    Jun 21 2014

    Stakeholders respond to claims of BDCP benefits: “Even BDCP Hired Economist Wouldn’t Sign Off on BDCP”, they say; the BDCP responds

    Consumer & Environmental Advocates Respond to Brown Administration’s Claims of BDCP Benefits:  Even BDCP Hired Economist Wouldn’t Sign Off on BDCP:Restore the Delta and the Southern California Watershed Alliance and today responded to the Brown Administration’s latest claims of supposed benefits from the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and its huge water export tunnels. “The …

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    Jun 16 2014

    The internet guide to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    The comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan will draw to a close on July 29, reaching an important milestone on the road to a decision point.  Of course, we’re not there yet.  After the public comment period closes, the comments will be considered and the substantive comments responded to, and final documents prepared.  …

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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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    Jun 03 2014

    Reviewing the science of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    In preparing to finalize their comments on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s EIR/EIS, the Delta Stewardship Council reviewed the findings of two different science reviews: an independent science panel’s review stretching three years over the development of the document completed in March, and the review recently completed by the Delta Independent Science Board. This is …

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    Jun 02 2014

    How the Bay Delta Conservation Plan addresses the goals and objectives of the Delta Reform Act and the Delta Plan

    At the May 29th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the main agenda item for the day was for the Council to finalize their comments that will be submitted on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and its environmental documents. To set the stage for the discussion that would follow, the Council first received three …

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