Tag Archive: Delta

Nov 21 2014

A restoration hub for the Delta: Better tools and processes for science-based restoration

Restoration in the Delta has always been challenging, at best. Habitat restoration objectives already number in the tens of thousands of acres, and far more if the Bay Delta Conservation Plan should come to pass. But restoration on a large scale presents many challenges.  The proposed Delta Restoration Hub is an integrative model for planning, implementation, and …

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Nov 20 2014

Delta science vision: Sustainable data integration for the Delta

In June of 2014, the Delta Science Program hosted an Environmental Data Summit, which brought together scientists, managers, and experts to discuss how to increase data and information sharing using new technologies.  A white paper will soon be released, which details the challenges, solutions, and strategies gathered from summit participants. In the first part of …

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Nov 04 2014

Congressman George Miller on the Delta and water policy: “I think we’ve turned a bit of a corner.”

On September 24th, the ‘Bay + Delta + Water: Better Together’ conference brought over 200 elected officials, agency leaders, and community advocates to Antioch to discuss the important role freshwater plays in the Delta and its impacts on ecosystems, recreation, and the economy.  The half-day conference was presented by the Association of Bay Area Governments, …

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Oct 29 2014

The Connections, Resiliency, and Management of Flows in the Delta

At the end of September, the Friends of the San Francisco Estuary held a conference titled “Bay + Delta + Water: Better Together” in Antioch which brought together over 200 elected officials, agency leaders, and community advocates from around the Bay and Delta to discuss the role that fresh water plays in the San Francisco …

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Sep 11 2014

State Water Board looking for recommendations on improving the enforcement of water rights during drought conditions

Do you have ideas on how the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) could more effectively divvy up the water in these dry years?  Then State Water Board staff wants to hear from you. With the possibility that this exceptionally dry year could quite possibly turn into another, the emergency resolution adopted by …

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Aug 18 2014

This just in … California Sportfishing Protection Alliance files complaint against DWR and USBR for illegal diversion of water; also files petition for adjudication of Central Valley waters

From the California Sporfishing Protection Alliance, this press release: The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) has filed a formal complaint with the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) alleging that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) have been illegal diverting and exporting water for which they have …

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Jun 19 2014

Fish Restoration Program Update: Additional willing sellers sought, Prospect Island EIR, Miner Slough levee repair, Miner Slough shipwreck survey

From Dan Riordan at the the California Department of Water Resources (DWR): Fish Restoration Program (FRP) updates from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW).  In this update from the Fish Restoration Program, additional willing property sellers sought; and update on the Prospect Island EIR and …

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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 20 2014

An update from the State Water Board on curtailment notice statuses for the Scott River, Russian River, Delta, and Tulare Lake Basin, plus an update from the Delta Watermaster

At today’s meeting at the State Water Resources Control Board, John O’Hagan updated the board on the curtailment notices and the curtailment statuses in the state, and Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson gave an update on his activities in the Delta. Note: this update to the Board occurred prior to the public hearing  on curtailment notices …

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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 26 2014

Planning and Conservation League Symposium: What’s next for the Delta?

“What’s next for the Delta?  ‘Enquiring minds want to know,’” began Martha Davis, moderator for the closing plenary session of the Planning and Conservation League’s 2014 Symposium: Water for Life: Towards and Equitable and Sustainable Water Future for California. “The underlying question for this afternoon’s panel is whether we’re on a convergence path for solutions …

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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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