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    May 27 2014

    California Water Policy Seminar Series: Money, Water and Fish: Prospects for Reconciliation

    The California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center in the spring of 2014, focused on the idea of reconciliation ecology, an emerging discipline based on the idea that the traditional idea of setting aside reserves of pristine habitat for nature …

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    May 14 2014

    Restore the Delta and other tunnel opponents hold media call, criticize lack of BDCP Implementing Agreement, say water exporters taking over DWR, and say Feinstein’s S 2918 would remove key protections

    Tunnel opponents release BDCP documents obtained through public records act requests Earlier today, Restore the Delta held a press conference to distribute documents regarding the BDCP’s implementing and financing details obtained through a public records act request, as well as criticize Senator Feinstein’s emergency drought response bill. On the media call is Bill Jennings, executive …

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    Apr 23 2014

    Success in the Delta through collaboration and coordination: The California Water Quality Monitoring Council, the Yolo Bypass Foundation, and the Cosumnes River Preserve

    The theme of successful collaborations in the Delta continued with the last agenda item of the March meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council. “This is the third presentation you’re going to hear that is built around the theme of how do you successfully do collaboration;  whether it is legislatively mandated, court ordered, it is built …

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    Apr 22 2014

    Getting things done in the Delta: The Coalition to Support Delta Projects updates the Delta Stewardship Council on their progress

    The Coalition to Support Delta Projects is a diverse group of prominent water stakeholders that came together early in 2012 to explore near-term Delta projects that were widely supported and that would not prejudice the outcome of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan or the Delta Plan.  In August of 2012, the Coalition Delta Stewardship Council …

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    Apr 11 2014

    Fish Restoration Program update: Minor Slough levee repair, Prospect Island update, and annual report available

    From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW), this update from the Fish Restoration Program: Miner Slough Levee Repair DWR is proposing to repair the west bank of the Miner Slough levee near the eastern edge of Prospect Island in Solano County. Repair work is expected …

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    Mar 25 2014

    Capitol Weekly – A Conference on Water: Delta panel discusses drought in the Delta

    Capitol Weekly’s A Conference on Water, held on February 20, 2014, brought together legislators, officials, and stakeholders to discuss some of the most pressing water issues facing the state today. In this panel discussion moderated by Capital Public Radio’s Amy Quinton, State Water Resources Control Board Chair Felicia Marcus, Restore the Delta’s Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, Contra …

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    Jan 29 2014

    ESTUARY News: One estuary, many plans

    The latest online issue of ESTUARY News sums up two days of presentations and discussions on the 2013 State of the Estuary conference, held last October in Oakland.  Here’s my coverage of a panel moderated by the State Water Board’s Felicia Marcus which featured Mark Cowin from the Department of Water Resources, Chris Knopp from …

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    Jan 29 2014

    ESTUARY News: Delta economics and ecosystem management

    The latest online issue of ESTUARY News sums up two days of presentations and discussions on the 2013 State of the Estuary conference, held last October in Oakland.  Here’s my coverage of the afternoon session which featured a debate bewteen Jerry Meral and Jeff Michael over the economics of the BDCP, a presentation by Ellen …

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    Jan 15 2014

    Maven’s Minutes: Delta Stewardship Council briefing: The BDCP’s impacts in the Delta

    With the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and the draft environmental documents now released and the public review process beginning, the Delta Stewardship Council continued at the December 19th meeting with another briefing in a series intended to prepare the Council for their role as a responsible agency in reviewing the environmental impact report. …

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    Nov 26 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Santa Clara Valley Water District BDCP workstudy session, part 2: American Rivers John Cain and The Nature Conservancy’s Leo Winternitz discuss the BDCP

    So what does the environmental community think of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan? In order to understand the details of the Plan better, earlier this year American Rivers and The Nature Conservancy commissioned an independent science panel review to evaluate the draft documents of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  (Click here for the report.)  At …

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    Nov 26 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Santa Clara Valley Water District BDCP workstudy session, part 3: Russell van Loben Sels gives the in-Delta perspective on the BDCP

    What do those that live and farm in the Delta think of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan?  Is there a solution for the Delta that the in-Delta interests would support?  Russell van Loben Sels, a fourth generation farmer, gives the in-Delta perspective in this last segment of coverage from the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s …

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    Nov 25 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Santa Clara Valley Water District BDCP workstudy session, Part 1: DFW’s Carl Wilcox

    As a large water supplier dependent on Delta water for a large portion of its water supplies, the Santa Clara Valley Water District has been holding a series of workstudy sessions to examine the Bay Delta Conservation Plan more closely. The first workshop, held on October 11 and covered in this post featured a panel …

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    Nov 21 2013

    Fall Midwater Trawl Report for September-October: Second lowest counts for striped bass, American shad; third lowest for threadfin shad

    The Fall Midwater Trawl surveys, conducted in September and October, did not have positive results for the fish.  It was the second lowest count in FMWT history for Age-0 striped bass and American shad, and third lowest count for threadfin shad.  Delta smelt and longfin smelt counts were comparable to other low-abundance years. Here’s the …

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    Nov 21 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Jay Lund on managing Delta ecosystem reconciliation adaptively

    At the State of the Estuary conference held at the end of October, Professor Jay Lund from UC Davis Watershed Sciences and also PPIC fellow gave a presentation on his view of how adaptive management could be applied to move forward in the Delta. Jay Lund began by noting that he and the PPIC researchers …

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    Nov 20 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Ellen Hanak on scientists and stakeholder views of Delta ecosystem management

    At the State of the Estuary conference held at the end of October, Ellen Hanak gave a presentation that summarized the results of a set of surveys of both scientists and stakeholders on their views of the Delta ecosystem.  The surveys were conducted as part of a series of reports on managing multiple stressors in …

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