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Delta Levee Investment Strategy Update: Delta Stewardship Council accepts the Delta Levee Investment Issue Paper

The San Joaquin - Sacramento delta, as seen from a ship traveling through the Stockton Ship Channel on September 24, 2013.

The Delta Stewardship Council votes to unanimously accept the Delta Levee Investment Issue Paper, setting the framework for upcoming policy discussions The Delta Levee Investment Strategy project is an 18-month multi-agency effort led by the Delta Stewardship Council to update priorities for state investments in Delta levees. The strategy is intended to guide the ongoing investment of State funds that […]

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Winter Season Preview: Is the Delta ready?

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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 state and local officials about […]

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

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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 been prepared at the Council’s […]

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

Big Break, Oakley, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Photo by Chris Austin. All rights reserved.

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 the Council staff is with […]

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

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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:  Independent science panels present findings […]

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

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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 Messer began by noting that […]

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

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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 contract to hire the firm […]

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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

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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 is here: Delta Stewardship Council […]

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

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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.  They were followed by Chuck […]

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

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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 landslide levee repair, all-weather road […]

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