Delta Protection Commission, State Water Contractors, and other organizations submit comments on Cal Water Fix project *UPDATED*

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With the close of comments this week on the California Water Fix (or the Delta tunnels project), I have been receiving a lot of comment letters this week.  In general, I do not post comment letters because there is just too many of them – 30,000 of them, I’m told … However, on this last day of the comment period, […]

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The truth be told: The Delta, the tunnels, and the tributaries, part 2

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Panelists discuss flows and the Delta tunnels, as well as the State Water Board’s water quality control plan update, Prop 1, Folsom operations and the Delta, and more … At the October 16 Mountain Counties Water Resources Association event, “The truth be told: The Delta, the tunnels, and the tributaries,” after the morning session of individual presentations, the panelists then […]

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The truth be told: The Delta, the tunnels, and the tributaries, part 1

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Mountain Counties event highlights upstream concerns for flows in the tributaries and the impact of the Delta tunnels project The Sierra Nevada mountain range is a key part of the California’s natural water infrastructure, collecting rain and snow in the winter months that melts in the warmth of spring, filling the creeks and streams that form the tributaries of the […]

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Delta Stewardship Council prepares to comment on the California Water Fix/BDCP partially recirculated environmental documents

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List of concerns include adaptive management, water quality, and impacts to the Delta In July of this year, 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 concludes this Friday, October 30th. One of the many agencies that will be submitting […]

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Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay-Delta discusses Cal Water Fix

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The project’s ecosystem measures, seismic risk analysis, climate change adaptation, and draft EIR discussed; also, a brief review of the State Water Board’s water quality control plan update At the September 29 meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, committee members heard a presentation on the California Water Fix project, including information on the seismic reliability and climate change […]

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Restore the Delta Media Call: Experts Reading Delta Tunnels EIR Express Concerns in Final Month for Public Comments

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From Restore the Delta, this press release: “[Yesterday], Restore the Delta held a teleconference with a panel of experts reading through the 48,000 page EIR/EIS for the proposed Delta Tunnels Project (formerly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan).   Californians now have just one month left to submit comments on the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Delta Tunnels […]

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Delta Protection Commission prepares to comment on Cal Water Fix

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The September meeting includes an update on the preparation of comments, and input from Delta stakeholders on the project As the state agency whose mission is in part to protect, maintain, enhance, and enrich the overall quality of the Delta environment and its economy, the Delta Protection Commission has an interest in commenting on the Cal Water Fix or Delta […]

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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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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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