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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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    Dec 21 2012

    Maven's Minutes: Developing the Delta Science Plan: Defining the problems, proposing solutions

    Discussion of the development of the Delta Science Plan continued at the December 13th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council as Dr. Peter Goodwin, Lead Scientist, updated the Council members on the progress of the science plan. At the November meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the direction from Council members was to define the …

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    Dec 05 2012

    Maven's Minutes: At the BDCP Nov 29 public meeting, a glimpse of the BDCP's operating criteria, a cost benefit analysis to be conducted, stakeholders discuss participation and more

    “We don’t have what all of you want, which is the proposed project,” began Jerry Meral.  “We’re not there yet.” However, it is important to continue the public meetings and give as much of an update as possible, he said.  A draft document will hopefully be available for public review at the end of January …

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    Nov 25 2012

    Maven's Minutes: Developing the Delta Science Plan: How can 'best available science', adaptive management, and scientific monks inform policymakers?

    With the Delta Plan calling for a comprehensive Delta Science Plan to be in place by December of 2013, development of the Plan is a high priority for the Delta Stewardship Council and the Delta Science Program.  How can the best available science and adaptive management be incorporated into the policy decisions?  And what about …

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    Nov 19 2012

    Maven's Minutes: The Delta Stewardship Council discusses near-term strategies and implementing the Delta Plan as the final documents are prepared for release, and the Delta Science Board proposes an engineering review of the BDCP

    The final Delta Plan and related documents are on track to be posted at the end of the month, the Delta Stewardship Council discusses near-term strategies and implementation of the Plan, and the Delta Science Board proposes to conduct an engineering review of the BDCP in this first of two-part coverage of the November 15th …

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    Nov 01 2012

    Maven's Minutes: The Delta Stewardship Council discusses near term strategies, levee issues, and an update on the Delta Plan

    Strategies for near-term actions in the Delta, implications of Army Corps policies regarding Delta levees, and an update on the status of the Delta Plan were topics of discussion at the October 25, 2012 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council.  This is the second of two-part coverage.  (Click here for part 1) AGENDA ITEM 7: …

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    Sep 20 2012

    Maven’s Minutes: The California Water Commission hears an update on dam safety

    With so many dams in California and the current dismal budget climate, perhaps you might have been concerned about the status of the state’s dam safety program?  Or maybe you hadn’t thought of it, but with over 1250 dams in California, it’s no doubt an important  issue.  Today’s Maven’s Minutes covers the presentation that David …

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    Sep 16 2012

    State Water Board to consider amending the Recycled Water Policy to address Constituents of Emerging Concern

    The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a public hearing in October to consider adoption of an amendment to the Recycled Water Policy that would add monitoring requirements for Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs) when recycled water is used for groundwater recharge.  The proposed amendment would not add the same monitoring requirements for recycled …

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    Sep 12 2012

    Maven's Minutes: DWR Director Cowin gives a BDCP update and discusses SWP maintenance issues at Metropolitan board meeting

    At the September 11, 2012 board meeting of the Metropolitan Water District, Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin gave an update on the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan and discussed ongoing operations and maintenance issues regarding the State Water Project. BAY-DELTA CONSERVATION PLAN UPDATE Calling the BDCP process long, complicated, and expensive, Mr. Cowin said they …

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    Sep 11 2012

    Maven’s Minutes: Colorado River states meet; have questions for California

    At the September 10, 2012 meeting of Metropolitan’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee,  Manager of Colorado River Resources Bill Hasencamp briefed the committee about a meeting between the seven Colorado River states and Reclamation held recently in Las Vegas where a few important issues were discussed: Negotiations with Mexico:  Regarding bi-national negotiations with Mexico on …

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    Sep 10 2012

    Maven's Minutes: Metropolitan's Water Planning and Stewardship Committee discusses desalination in Southern California

    The Metropolitan Water District’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee received an update on desalination facilities currently being planned or considered for the Southern California area at their meeting on September 10, 2012. I listened in via webcast. OVERVIEW OF DESALINATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Warren Teitz, Senior Resource Specialist at Metropolitan, began by detailing the history …

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    Sep 09 2012

    Maven's Minutes: Delta Stewardship Council meeting 8/23/12: Near-term actions, the Coalition for Delta Projects, and a BDCP update

    The Delta Stewardship Council held a one-day public meeting on August 23, in Sacramento.  Councilmembers Phil Isenberg, Randy Fiorini, Gloria Gray, Hank Nordhoff, and Don Nottoli were present. Among the items on the agenda, the Council considered near term actions for the Delta, heard about the stakeholder-driven Coalition for Delta Projects, received an update on …

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    Sep 09 2012

    Maven’s Minutes: Delta Stewardship Council meeting 8/23/12: Near-term actions, the Coalition for Delta Projects, and a BDCP update

    The Delta Stewardship Council held a one-day public meeting on August 23, in Sacramento.  Councilmembers Phil Isenberg, Randy Fiorini, Gloria Gray, Hank Nordhoff, and Don Nottoli were present. Among the items on the agenda, the Council considered near term actions for the Delta, heard about the stakeholder-driven Coalition for Delta Projects, received an update on …

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    Aug 30 2012

    Maven’s Minutes: The Bay-Delta Conservation Plan public meeting, August 29th, 2012

    The following is a rundown of what happened at the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan public meeting held on August 29th, 2012.  These are highlights only, and is a record of most of what happened; however, it is not meant to be a complete record or a compete transcript of the meeting.  I listened in on the …

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    Aug 30 2012

    Maven's Minutes: The Bay-Delta Conservation Plan public meeting, August 29th, 2012

    The following is a rundown of what happened at the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan public meeting held on August 29th, 2012.  These are highlights only, and is a record of most of what happened; however, it is not meant to be a complete record or a compete transcript of the meeting.  I listened in on the …

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