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    Tag Archive: California Water Commission

    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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    Jan 22 2014

    Maven’s Minutes from the California Water Commission: Water storage, dry conditions, “Safeguarding California”, and an update on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    At the California Water Commission’s January meeting, the Commission re-elected the Chair and Vice-Chair to another one-year term, heard briefings on the Delta Stewardship Council’s water storage issue paper, the dry conditions, the Natural Resources Agency’s Safeguard California Plan, and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. Agenda Item 5: Election of chair and vice-chair The California …

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    Sep 30 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: California Water Commission in Oroville; hears an update on State Water Project organizational issues, the Thermalito fire, and Oroville FERC relicensing

    The September 18th meeting of the California Water Commission brought the commissioners to Oroville to discuss organizational issues regarding the State Water Project, hear an the latest on the Thermalito Pumping Plant fire, and receive an update on the status of FERC relicensing for the Oroville facilities.  In the afternoon, the commissioners toured the area …

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    Sep 18 2013

    Guest commentary: California Water Commission’s draft ‘Regulations for Quantifying the Public Benefits of Water Storage Projects’: Leveling the playing field

    The Safe, Clean and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2009 (Water Code Section 74744), requires the California Water Commission to develop and adopt, by regulation, methods for the quantification and management of public benefits associated with eligible water storage projects.  The types of public benefits that would be eligible for funding are ecosystem improvements, …

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    Jul 24 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Phil Isenberg updates the California Water Commission on the Delta Plan, and the role of the Council in regards to the BDCP

    The Delta Stewardship Council’s role regarding the BDCP, as well as the multiple lawsuits filed over the Delta Plan were some of the topics discussed as Phil Isenberg, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council, updated the California Water Commission on the status of the Delta Plan at their July 17 meeting. Mr. Isenberg began by …

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    May 05 2013

    California Water Commission sends letter to Secretary Laird outlining SWP recruitment and retention issues

    As a follow-up to the story, State Water Project reliability: It’s not just about the Delta, the California Water Commission has sent a letter to Secretary Laird outlining the State Water Project’s significant problems of maintaining qualified personnel to work in state facilities, given the disparity of wages between the public and private sectors. Wages …

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