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    Oct 30 2014

    California Water Commission: A progress report on DWR’s System Reoperation Study

    At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, Ajay Goyal, Chief of the Department of Water Resources Surface Storage Investigations branch, briefed Commission members on the status of the Department’s System Reoperation Study. The study, mandated by SB X2 1 in 2008, seeks to identify potential strategies for the reoperation of statewide flood protection …

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    Oct 28 2014

    California Water Plan, Update 2013: The California Water Commission receives a preview of the soon-to-be-released plan

    At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, commission members heard an update on the soon-to-be-released update of the California Water Plan, the state’s long-term strategic plan for guiding the management and development of water resources. The California Water Plan describes current water resource conditions, identifies potential future conditions and the factors driving those …

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    Oct 27 2014

    California Water Commission hears an update on DWR’s activities to address the drought

    At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, Department of Water Resources Drought Manager Bill Croyle updated the Commission members on the actions DWR has been taking to address the drought conditions across the state. He said he had just come from a briefing at the Department of General Services Partnership Council, and the …

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    Oct 22 2014

    Director Chuck Bonham on the response of the Department of Fish and Wildlife to the exceptional drought conditions

    At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, Chuck Bonham, Director of the Calfiornia Department of Fish and Wildlife, updated Commission members on the activities of his Department.  In his presentation, he spoke candidly about the difficult choices that the exceptional drought has demanded he and the Department make. “My name is Chuck Bonham, …

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    Sep 03 2014

    Dr. Peter Gleick on The Untapped Potential of California’s Water Supply

    In June, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pacific Institute released a study that examined the potential water supply that can be gained from urban and agricultural water use efficiency, water reuse, and stormwater capture.  The report, The Untapped Potential of California’s Water Supply​, concludes that 10.8 to 13.7 million acre-feet of water per …

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    Aug 27 2014

    The importance of upper watershed management to California’s water supply

    With much of the state’s water supply originating in the mountains as precipitation on the forested landscape, the health and management of the upper watersheds are critically important to California’s water quality and water supply. At the August meeting of the California Water Commission, George Gentry with the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, …

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    Aug 25 2014

    California Water Commission hears an update on the key activities of the State Water Project

    At the August 20th meeting of the California Water Commission, Deputy Director of the State Water Project Carl Torgersen updated the Commission on the some of the key activities of the SWP, including drought operations, administrative issues, and the status of several construction projects. Note: This is part one of three-part coverage from the California …

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    Aug 01 2014

    California Water Commission part 4: Briefing on Water Storage Integration and Delta Vision Foundation Policy Paper​

    At the July 16th meeting of the California Water Commission, Charles Gardiner from the Delta Vision Foundation gave a briefing on an upcoming water storage integration and Delta Vision Foundation policy paper.  He began by saying he would give some background on the work they’ve been doing over the last six months, and after which …

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    Jul 31 2014

    California Water Commission, part 3: An update on Sites Reservoir

    At the July 16 meeting of the California Water Commission, Jim Weiking from the Department of Water Resources and Thad Bettner with the Glenn Colusa Irrigation District gave a presentation on the North of Delta Offstream Storage Project (NODOS), otherwise known as Sites Reservoir.  Their presentation included a detailed discussion on how Sites would add …

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    Jul 30 2014

    California Water Commission, part 2: An update on the implementation of the California Water Action Plan

    At the July 16 meeting of the California Water Commission, Kris Tjernell, Special Assistant for Water Policy with the Natural Resources Agency, gave an update on the implementation of the California Water Action Plan. “Sustainable water management is the overarching goal for water policy in California, and there are a lot of definitions of what …

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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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    Apr 04 2014

    California Water Commission: Update on DWR’s groundwater activities and the CASGEM program

    At the March 19th meeting of the California Water Commission, Dan McManus, Senior Engineering Geologist for the Department of Water Resources discussed the Department’s groundwater efforts in response to the drought and how their efforts align the Governor’s Water Action Plan, and Mary Scruggs, Supervising Engineering Geologist, gave an update on the CASGEM (California Statewide …

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    Mar 28 2014

    Water transfers at the California Water Commission, part 2: Water Transfers 101

    At the February 19th meeting of the California Water Commission, Department of Water Resources staff gave a highly informative presentation on the basics of water transfers, and DWR’s role in facilitating them.  In this panel presentation, Maureen Sergent from the State Water Project Analysis Office addressed what a water transfer is and some of the …

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    Mar 27 2014

    Water transfers at the California Water Commission, part 1: An overview of California’s Transfer Market and DWR’s activities related to transfers

    Water transfers can be an effective way to address shortages and add flexibility to the system, especially in dry years, but the process has often found to be cumbersome and the requirements often changing.  Recognizing the importance of transfers, the Governor’s emergency drought proclamation included provisions to streamline and expedite transfers. Accordingly, the California Water …

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    Mar 12 2014

    California Water Commission hears an update on the Department of Water Resources Tribal Consultation Program

    The relationship between Native Americans and the federal government is a distinctive political one that has been set forth in the U. S. Constitution and subsequently defined through numerous treaties, statutes, executive orders and court decisions.  The United States recognizes tribes as ‘domestic dependent nations’ under its protection and the relationship between tribes and the …

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