Delta Stewardship Council issues statement clarifying the Council’s $3.6 million budget request

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Executive Officer Jessica Pearson: $2.1 million goes towards the Delta Science Program’s efforts, and $1.45 million is for high priority updates to the Delta Plan From the Delta Stewardship Council: To clarify the Council’s request for increased funding in the Governor’s proposed FY16-17 budget, Executive Officer Jessica Pearson released the following statement: The Governor’s proposed 2016-17 budget includes an additional […]

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Delta Stewardship Council discusses flows and fishes in the Delta, adopts Delta conveyance principles, and addresses single year transfers

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At the November meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, a panel of scientists discussed the Delta Independent Science Board’s recent report on flows and fishes in the Delta; the council also adopted principles for conveyance, storage, and water operations, and they moved a step closer to a decision point on amending the Delta Plan as it relates to single-year transfers […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Pt 3: Implementing One Delta, One Science; Flows and Fishes Report

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Committee hears about progress made on collaborative science in the Delta; Dr. Steven Brandt presents the Fishes and Flows report At the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) meeting held November 16th, committee members were briefed on the progress made on coordinating science efforts in the Delta, as well as the latest report from the Delta Independent Science Board, Flows […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Pt 2: An update on California Eco Restore and the Yolo Bypass

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Agency officials discuss the progress made towards Eco Restore’s goal of 30,000 acres; Committee is also updated on the ongoing collaborative effort in the Yolo Bypass The Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPICC) held the second of two semi-annual meetings on November 16 in Sacramento.  The Committee is comprised of eighteen heads of the state, federal, and local agencies that […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, pt 1: Delta Challenges: Complex, Chaotic or Simply Cantankerous

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The Committee discusses the challenges facing the Delta, and what their respective agencies are doing to address them As implementation of the first Delta Plan enters its third year, the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee held the second of two semi-annual meetings on November 16 in Sacramento. The Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) is comprised of eighteen heads of […]

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Delta Stewardship Council discusses draft principles for Delta conveyance, storage, and water management operations

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The principles will be considered for adoption at the November Council meeting The Delta Reform Act created the Delta Stewardship Council and tasked it with adopting the Delta Plan.  As part of the Delta Plan’s comprehensive management strategy, the legislation required the Plan to promote options for new and improved infrastructure related to water conveyance in the Delta, storage systems, […]

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Delta Stewardship Council prepares to comment on the California Water Fix/BDCP partially recirculated environmental documents

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List of concerns include adaptive management, water quality, and impacts to the Delta In July of this year, the Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (REIR)/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California Water Fix was released for public review period, which concludes this Friday, October 30th. One of the many agencies that will be submitting […]

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Water transfers and the Delta Plan, part 4: The buyers and sellers’ perspective

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A panel of buyers and sellers discusses the time frames, procedural considerations, and the overall complexity of water transfers Water transfers are transactions between sellers who may have excess supply or are willing to give up some of their current supplies, and buyers who need additional water supplies to meet their demands. California’s extensive infrastructure makes it possible for those […]

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Water transfers and the Delta Plan, part 3: The environmental perspective

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Dr. Bruce Herbold and Sandi Matsumoto discuss the potential impacts of single-year transfers on the Delta’s ecosystem and wildlife During the development of the first Delta Plan, one of the many issues considered by the Delta Stewardship Council was water transfers and their possible impact on the Delta and the coequal goals.  While water transfers are an important tool for […]

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Water transfers and the Delta Plan, part 2: The agency view

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DWR’s Bill Croyle and State Water Board’s Tom Howard discuss the water transfers: streamlining the process, recurring single-year transfers, and groundwater substitution transfer concerns During the development of the first Delta Plan which was adopted in 2013, one of the many issues the Delta Stewardship Council addressed was water transfers and their possible impact on the Delta and the coequal […]

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