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    Tag Archive: Bay-Delta Plan

    Jan 29 2014

    ESTUARY News: One estuary, many plans

    The latest online issue of ESTUARY News sums up two days of presentations and discussions on the 2013 State of the Estuary conference, held last October in Oakland.  Here’s my coverage of a panel moderated by the State Water Board’s Felicia Marcus which featured Mark Cowin from the Department of Water Resources, Chris Knopp from …

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    Nov 13 2013

    Letter: Friends of the San Francisco Estuary want BDCP to analyze effects on SF Bay; more outflow for Delta

    The Friends of the San Francisco Estuary have written two letters to state officials regarding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The first letter is addressed to Chair Felicia Marcus of the State Water Resources Control Board.  In the letter, they ask for total Delta outflows and Bay inflows to be increased during the update to …

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    Nov 07 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: State of the Estuary Panel Discussion: One estuary, many plans: How will they fit together?

    The 11th Biennial State of the Estuary conference held in October, 2013, brought together the leaders from the state’s resource agencies to discuss the multiple planning processes going on and share their views on how these processes will work together. The panel discussion, One Estuary, Many Plans: How Will They Work Together?, was moderated by …

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    Nov 04 2013

    A primer on Delta and statewide planning projects

    With the release of the Governor’s California Water Action Plan, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of planning processes currently underway. Just how many?  It’s easy to lose count.  Currently, there are three major planning efforts focused on the Delta: The Delta Plan, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and the Bay Delta …

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    Sep 23 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Updates from the Delta Regional Forum, part 1: The Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan, the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, and the Delta Plan

    On September 19, the Department of Water Resources held a Delta regional forum as part of the update to the California Water Plan.  Part of the forum was dedicated to updates on some of the relevant planning processes currently underway involving the Delta.  This post will cover the information presented regarding the Bay Delta Water …

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    Jul 01 2013

    Slow yet steady progress being made on the State Water Board’s update to the Bay Delta Plan

    At its June 19 meeting, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) heard a progress report on the update of the Bay Delta Plan, the water quality control plan that identifies the beneficial uses of the Delta’s waters and then sets water quality objectives to protect those uses.  The State Water Board is …

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    May 02 2013

    Congressmen raise concerns about San Joaquin flow objectives and lack of integration among Delta planning processes; agency officials respond

    Concerns about the State Water Board’s proposed San Joaquin River flow objectives, the BDCP’s effect on upstream water rights, and a lack of coordination between the three major Delta planning processes underway prompted Congressmen Denham, Costa, LaMalfa, Garamendi, Nunes, McClintock, and Valadao to write a letter to Governor Jerry Brown last month.  This week, agency …

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    Apr 18 2013

    A status report on the State Water Board’s Bay-Delta Plan

    With so much attention and focus on the Brown Administrations $18 billion tunnel plan, otherwise known as the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, it could be easy to think it was the only planning process going on in the Delta.  However, there are two other important planning processes underway, the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan and the …

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    Mar 26 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Felicia Marcus on the California Delta: Convergence or Collision?

    On March 4, 2013, the California Water Policy Seminar Series continued at UC Davis with Felicia Marcus as the guest speaker.  Felicia Marcus was appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board in 2012, and recently selected by Governor Jerry Brown to become Chair of the Board, replacing the retiring Charles Hoppin.  Ms. Marcus has …

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    Feb 25 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: State Water Board discusses updated flow objectives for San Joaquin tributaries

    At their February 21st meeting, the Delta Stewardship Council heard an informational update on the State Water Resources Control Board’s proposal to revise flow objectives for the Lower San Joaquin River and southern Delta salinity objectives, as the Board begins to wrap up phase one of the update to the Bay Delta Water Quality Control …

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    Jan 31 2013

    Maven's Minutes: Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson talks to the Delta Stewardship Council about expanding "Term 91"

    After the conclusion of the public hearing on the rulemaking package on January 24, the Delta Stewardship Council held their regular monthly meeting.  The sixth item on the agenda was Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson, who presented his latest report, Term 91: Stored Water Bypass Requirements. California Water Code directs Mr. Wilson to submit regular reports …

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    Jan 18 2013

    Letter: Northern California water agencies concerned that revised Delta flow requirments and a change in point of diversion in the Delta will impact upstream water rights

    In a letter sent last month to Natural Resources Secretary John Laird and State Water Board Chairman Charles Hoppin, Northern California water agencies expressed their concern of what the impact of changes in flow standards for the Delta along with a change in the point of diversion for the state and federal water projects will be …

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    Jan 02 2013

    State Water Resources Control Board releases draft San Joaquin River flow and southern Delta salinity objectives for public comment

    Delta SJR by DWR

    As part of the update to the 2006 Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is considering amendments that will establish new flow objectives for three eastside tributaries of the Lower San Joaquin River to better protect fish & wildlife beneficial uses, as well as establish new water …

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    Aug 09 2012

    State Water Resources Control Board to begin Phase II of the update to the Bay-Delta Plan *Revised dates*

    Note: This post has been updated with the State Water Board’s revised schedule for the workshops. The State Water Board has begun Phase 2 of its Bay-Delta Plan update by scheduling three workshops in the fall to collect scientific and technical information for considering changes to the plan. The workshops, conducted over three separate days, …

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