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    Tag Archive: Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    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

    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 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 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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    May 29 2014

    Notes from Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta: An update on the status of the Implementation Agreement, plus Metropolitan prepares to comment on the BDCP’s EIR and a briefing on the Design and Construction Enterprise

    “We are tantalizing close to a draft Implementing Agreement at this point in time,” Director Cowin told Committee members. At the May 27th meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Metropolitan staff briefed the comments that Metropolitan will be submitting on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan as well as the BDCP’s Design …

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    May 19 2014

    Delta ISB releases review of the Draft BDCP EIR/EIS

    The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) has released its review of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement. According to the transmittal letter addressed Delta Stewardship Council Chair Randy Fiorini and Director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Chuck Bonham: ” … We commend the preparers of the …

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    May 14 2014

    Restore the Delta and other tunnel opponents hold media call, criticize lack of BDCP Implementing Agreement, say water exporters taking over DWR, and say Feinstein’s S 2918 would remove key protections

    Tunnel opponents release BDCP documents obtained through public records act requests Earlier today, Restore the Delta held a press conference to distribute documents regarding the BDCP’s implementing and financing details obtained through a public records act request, as well as criticize Senator Feinstein’s emergency drought response bill. On the media call is Bill Jennings, executive …

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    May 06 2014

    The BDCP is affordable for Los Angeles ratepayers, says the City’s Ratepayer Advocate

    The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is affordable to almost all Los Angeles households under a wide array of cost and water demand scenarios, concludes the city’s Office of Public Accountability in a report to Councilmember Felipe Fuentes. The report, prepared by Ratepayer Advocate Frederick Pickel and Utility Rate and Policy Specialist Grant Hoag, determined the …

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    Apr 18 2014

    BDCP Infrastructure Review, Part 1: Santa Clara Valley Water District hears presentation on the proposed organization and construction of the BDCP

    At the January 27 meeting of the Santa Clara Valley Board of Directors, Charles Gardner, President and CEO of Hallmark Group Capital Program Management, gave a presentation on the planning for construction of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s new water infrastructure, also known as Conservation Measure 1.  Mr. Gardner and the Hallmark Group were brought …

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