Tag Archive: levees

Dec 10 2014

Winter Season Preview: Is the Delta ready?

A ‘monster’ storm is bearing down on Northern California, the likes of which we’ve not seen in years, reports say.  And while the rain is welcome and sorely needed, too much water can cause flooding problems.  Is the Delta region ready? At the November 20th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the Council heard from …

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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 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 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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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 17 2014

News Worth Noting: Final text of State Water Board’s Emergency Regulations, Woodland levees rated unacceptable, Owens pupfish, San Vicente Dam Raise, 50th anniversary of Water Resources Research Act

Final text of State Water Board resolution with proposed Emergency Regulations now available:  You can find the adopted resolution along with the proposed Emergency Regulations on this page:  State Water Board Drought Year Water Actions   Army Corps rates Woodland levees as unacceptable:  “Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated the …

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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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Jan 17 2014

Maven’s Minutes: The Delta Stewardship Council decides the membership of the implementation committee, discusses prioritizing levees, looks back at 2013 and sets priorities for 2014

At the December 19 Delta Stewardship Council meeting, the Council approved the membership of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, heard an update on the levee prioritization study, reviewed the accomplishments of the previous year, and discussed their priorities for the coming year in the second installment of coverage from the December meeting.  (Part 1 …

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Dec 18 2013

Maven’s Minutes: Santa Clara Valley Water District BDCP workshop, part 1: Dr. Martin McCann on Delta levees

The Santa Clara Valley Water District board members continued their examination of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan with a workshop session on November 14 that focused on Delta levees, as well as the BDCP’s effects on the ecosystem. During the workshop, Martin McCann and Curt Schmutte gave presentations on the Delta levees and seismic risk.  …

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Jul 25 2013

News worth noting: Good levee news, bad salmon news, and San Diego gets a court date

How about some good levee news for a change? Department of Water Resources approves funding to strengthen Delta levees:  Fourteen reclamation district projects will receive $30 million in funding for Delta levee improvements under the Delta Special Flood Control Projects’ Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Levee Repair and Improvement Project Solicitation Package (PSP).  The projects include …

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