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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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Media call on latest BDCP Affordability and Financing Considerations report, plus a brief update on when to expect the recirculated BDCP docs

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This morning, the California Natural Resources Agency held a media call regarding the release of the report, The Bay Delta Conveyance Facility: Affordability and Financing Considerations.  On the call today was Karla Nemeth, policy advisor to Governor Brown on water and also the lead on the BDCP, Tim Gage, former finance director for the State of California and a consultant […]

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California Treasurer’s Office Releases Report on BDCP Affordability and Financing; Urban and Agricultural Users Have Capacity to Pay Their Share of Costs

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From the California Natural Resources Agency: The California State Treasurer’s Office released The Bay Delta Conveyance Facility: Affordability and Financing Considerations, a study of affordability for the water facility construction proposed in the Public Review Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). This independent study, requested by the California Natural Resources Agency, was commissioned by the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission […]

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Tunnel opponents call on Gov. Brown to abandon doomed BDCP Delta tunnels; say EPA, agencies’ criticisms are unresolvable

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From Restore the Delta, this press release: Restore the Delta (RTD), Friends of the River (FOR) and California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom sustainable farms, salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today outlined the looming fight over the BDCP tunnels. The Tunnels face a wall of […]

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Divvying up the costs of the twin tunnels: Metropolitan Committee is updated on the BDCP’s cost allocation discussions

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At the September 23rd meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Metropolitan Manager Steve Arakawa updated the committee on the status of the cost allocation discussions for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). These discussions focus on how the costs will apportioned between the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project, as well as how those […]

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