Tag Archives: Bay Delta Conservation Plan

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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Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay Delta hears more details on California Water Fix

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Details include the flexibility and constraints, transfer capability, and water quality benefits of the Delta tunnels project, plus an analysis of it’s ability to capture excess stormflows On Monday, August 17, the Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta heard more details on the California Water Fix project, formerly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and more […]

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News Worth Noting: CA Water Fix releases fact sheet about parcels potentially impacted by Delta tunnels project; Experts examine whether tunnel proposal is good for state; Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan regs; Metropolitan Water District Board increases by 1

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California Water Fix releases fact sheet about parcels potentially impacted by tunnels project: “Current estimates based on draft analyses: The development of preliminary plans for property acquisition is part of every major infrastructure project.  No final decisions have been made in selecting an alternative; those decisions will only occur after the completion of the CEQA and NEPA processes. … There […]

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This just in … Restore the Delta: Delta Tunnels “Confidential” Documents Reveal State Plans to Take Delta Farms – Includes AP Story Link

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From Restore the Delta: Newly released documents gained through Public Records Actions show that water exporters and the Delta Design Construction Enterprise housed within the California Department of Water Resources have already developed plans to “acquire” family farms and right of way in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta through eminent domain. The “Acquisition Management Plan,” obtained from the Metropolitan Water District of […]

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Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta hears an overview of the Cal Water Fix documents and an update on drought operations in the Delta

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Metropolitan staff review what’s in the documents and explore what the project might yield; Drought operations update includes the effect of the Delta salinity barrier At the July meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta,  committee members were briefed on the recicirulated environmental documents for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, now called the California Water Fix, which […]

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California Water Fix: A road map for the revised Delta tunnels documents

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Maven slices, dices, and jpegs the revised documents for you The Delta tunnels plan, California Water Fix, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan – it’s been known by all of these names plus a few others, some of them unprintable, but they all refer essentially to the same project: The Brown Administration’s controversial plan to route water from the north Delta […]

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Media call: Director Mark Cowin on the revised environmental documents for California Water Fix, formerly known as BDCP, more commonly known as the Delta tunnels

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Today, Mark Cowin, Director of the California Department of Water Resources, held a media call with reporters to discuss the revised California Water Fix documents released last week. David Murillo, Regional Director of the Mid-Pacific Region of the Bureau of Reclamation was also present, but Director Mark Cowin did most of the talking. Here’s what he had to say … […]

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Organizations react to release of recirculated draft BDCP – Cal Water Fix documents

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Yesterday, the Department of Water Resources and Bureau of Reclamation today released a joint Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the California WaterFix, a derivative of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  Here are the reactions I’ve received, listed by organization name in alphabetical order: From Californians for Water Security: “Today, in response to the state […]

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Media call: Tunnel opponents comment in preparation for release of recirculated BDCP / Cal Water Fix documents; comment on HR 2898

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The recirculated environmental documents for the Delta tunnels project are widely expected to be released tomorrow, Friday, July 10th, for a 45-day comment period. The documents will analyze three additional alternatives: 3,000 cfs, 9,000 cfs and 15,000 cfs facilities, with the 9,000 cfs being the preferred alternative.  These new alternatives would be pursued not as part of a habitat conservation […]

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