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    Oct 09 2014

    USGS Science in the Delta, plus other notes from the September meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council

    At the September 25 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the council members unanimously approved the addition of the USGS to the core membership of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, the committee that the Council has formed to coordinate implementation of the Delta Plan. After the vote was taken, USGS Deputy Regional Director Jeff …

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    Oct 07 2014

    A brief report from the State Water Board’s workshop on Central and Southern Delta Water Availability and Use

    Cody Phillips, a legal intern with the Delta Stewardship Council, attended the September 24th workshop at the State Water Board, and gave this report to the Delta Stewardship Council at their September 25th meeting: “I attended the workshop with Mr. Samsam. It was entitled “Central and Southern Delta Water Availability and Use,” and it addressed …

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    Oct 06 2014

    Delta Levee Investment Strategy update: Presentation and discussion of the Levee Investment Issue Paper

    At the September meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Deputy Executive Officer Cindy Messer updated the council on the progress of the development of the Delta levee investment strategy. The focus of this month’s update is an issue paper that staff have drafted and is currently being circulated for public review. The issue paper has …

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    Sep 29 2014

    Director Mark Cowin updates Metropolitan’s Bay Delta Committee on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and addresses EPA’s comments, plus Randy Fiorini of the Delta Stewardship Council on the Council’s five priorities

    The latest information on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan took center stage at the September 23rd meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta. The meeting began with a presentation by Mark Cowin, Director of the Department of Water Resources, who updated the Committee the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and how the …

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    Sep 05 2014

    Delta Stewardship Council endorses habitat restoration issue paper; an update on the Delta Levee Investment Strategy

    At the August meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, council members spent the morning touring the Antioch Dunes and Dutch Slough restoration projects in the western Delta. After lunch, they reconvened at the Big Break Visitors Center in Oakley to discuss endorsement of a new habitat restoration issue paper and hear an update on where …

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    Aug 13 2014

    Salinity management in the Delta during times of drought

    At the July 25th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, council members heard a presentation on the challenges of managing the Delta’s salinity during times of drought. Salinity in the Delta is largely a tug of war between the daily and seasonal tides pushing in from San Francisco Bay and the flow of fresh water …

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    Aug 12 2014

    Delta Stewardship Council hears updates on the Delta Levee Prioritization Strategy and Delta Plan performance measures

    At the July 25 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, staff updated the council members on the progress made on both the Delta Levee Prioritization Strategy and the development of Delta Plan performance measures. This is the second of three part coverage from the July meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council. Part 1 is here:  …

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    Aug 08 2014

    News Worth Noting: Delta Stewardship Council releases interior Delta flows report, California Water Fix Coalition launches website, legal analysis on recent water district win against Reclamation, Del Puerto Water District transfer, Nimbus fish weir, sustainable water management standards

    Delta Stewardship Council releases Interior Delta Flows And Related Stressors – Panel Summary Report: “The Delta Science Program has posted an independent scientific review panel report on interior Delta flows and related stressors. The report was prepared in support of the State Water Resources Control Board’s process of reviewing and updating Bay-Delta flow objectives to protect …

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    Aug 07 2014

    News Worth Noting: Polls show likely voters favor scaled-down water bond, Wolk responds, tunnel opponents question bond’s ‘tunnel neutrality’, DWR files consistency determination with DSC, SCWA and Scripps sign agreement

    Likely voters favor scaled-down water bond:  “Two public opinion polls commissioned jointly by the California Alliance for Jobs, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) show that a scaled-­‐down water bond has a significantly better chance of obtaining voter approval than the $11.1 billion bond currently slated for the November 2014 …

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    Aug 06 2014

    Independent science panels present findings to the Delta Stewardship Council from Delta flows workshops

    At the July 25 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the council members heard an informational update on two independent science panel reviews on Delta flows and related stressors intended to help inform the State Water Resources Control Board’s update to the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan (Bay-Delta Plan) that is currently underway. The update …

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    Aug 04 2014

    News Worth Noting: CSPA reviews Delta habitat restoration projects, Delta Conservancy & Stewardship Council newsletters, Golden Gate Salmon Ass’n on 21st Century Water Legislation, MCWD votes to sue over geothermal project

    An Overview of Habitat Restoration Successes and Failures in the Sacramento-San  Joaquin Delta: The California Sporfishing Protection Alliance has released a 48-page report on habitat restoration projects completed or underway in the Delta, reviewing projects individually on each island:  ” … Despite numerous restoration projects, there have been few documented successes in the Delta.  Many …

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    Aug 01 2014

    This just in … Speaker Toni G. Atkins Appoints Aja Brown to the Delta Stewardship Council

    From the website of Speaker Toni Atkins: Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins has (D-San Diego) today announced the appointment of Aja Brown to the Delta Stewardship Council. Aja Brown currently serves as the Mayor of Compton, where she has implemented economic, social, and wellness empowerment initiatives, attracted vital resources and partnerships, and established a strategic …

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    Jul 25 2014

    Army Corps Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study and the interim policy for the Levee Rehabilitation Program

    At the June 26 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, representatives from the Army Corps were present to update the Council on the interim results of the Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study, as well as the Corps’ interim policy for the Levee Rehabilitation Program. The Army Corps Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study Cindy …

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    Jul 16 2014

    Road transportation in the Delta

    At the June 26 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, officials from various transportation agencies with jurisdiction in the Delta discussed how they were preparing for climate change and sea level rise, maintaining existing roads and bridges, and plan for future growth in the Delta. Cindy Messer, Deputy Executive Officer of Planning, introduced the agenda …

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    Jun 25 2014

    Delta Stewardship Council moves forward on developing a strategy for state investments in Delta levees

    With the task of developing and adopting the Delta Plan behind them, the Delta Stewardship Council is now preparing to fulfill it’s next mandate: developing a strategy for prioritizing state investments in Delta levees.  At the May 30th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, staff were before the Council, asking the Council to approve the …

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