Tag Archives: Bay Delta Conservation Plan

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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Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay Delta: Delta drought operations, the latest on the BDCP, and Bay Delta Accord restoration projects

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Drought barrier discussed; Recirculated BDCP documents anticipated soon At the June 23rd meeting of the Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, committee members were updated on drought operations in the Delta, and informed that the recirculated BDCP documents were imminent; they also heard an update on Bay-Delta Accord restoration projects. Here’s a rundown of the main parts of the meeting. […]

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Delta Stewardship Council prepares for a new role: Considering Delta conveyance

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Considering Delta conveyance and ecosystem restoration without the Bay Delta Conservation Plan It was the 2009 Delta Reform Act that created the Delta Stewardship Council and directed it to develop a long-term management plan for the Delta’s resources that would achieve the coequal goals of water supply reliability and ecosystem restoration while protecting and enhancing the Delta as an evolving […]

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This just in … Bureau of Reclamation files Notice of Intent to prepare recirculated EIR/EIS for the BDCP

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Three new alternatives to be analyzed The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources have filed notice in the federal register of their intent to prepare a partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIR/SDEIS) on the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan. The RDEIR/SDEIS will describe and analyze refinement […]

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Wolk, Bonham, and Cowin discuss the BDCP, Cal Water Fix, and Cal Eco Restore

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At a budget subcommittee hearing last week, Senator Wolk has some questions for Director Bonham and Director Cowin on the future of the Delta tunnels project, now that is no longer an NCCP On May 21, 2015, the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy, and Transportation discussed the Governor’s budget requests […]

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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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