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    Jul 30 2014

    Metropolitan Bay-Delta Committee hears a science update on the longfin smelt

    At the July 22 meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, David Fullerton, Principal Resource Manager, discussed the cooperative studies that are underway with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and UC Davis to develop more understanding of some basic questions about the longfin smelt. The longfin smelt in the Bay-Delta are …

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    Jul 28 2014

    BDCP vs. local water supply alternatives: Dr. David Sunding reviews the alternative supply analysis for Metropolitan’s Bay-Delta committee

    At the July 22nd Metropolitan Water District meeting of the Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Dr. David Sunding of the Brattle Group gave a presentation detailing how much it would cost to implement local water supply projects rather than the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP).  He began by saying that today’s presentation would be a …

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    Feb 25 2014

    Superior Court tentatively rules in favor of San Diego County Water Authority in Metropolitan rate case; Met remains confident they will prevail in the end

    From the San Diego County Water Authority: In a major victory for the San Diego County Water Authority and water ratepayers throughout San Diego County, San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Curtis E. A. Karnow today tentatively ruled that in setting rates for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California …

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    Dec 16 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Evaluating the economics of the BDCP: Dr. Thornberg reviews all the economic analyses for Metropolitan and says “From my perspective, this is a no-brainer.”

    At the joint meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee and the Special Committee on the Bay-Delta held on December 9, Dr. Chris Thornberg, economist and founding partner of Beacon Economics, gave his opinion on the competing economic analyses of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan that have been produced by Dr. David …

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    Sep 04 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Metropolitan committee members discuss the estimated impact of the BDCP on Metropolitan’s rates

    At the August 27th, 2013 of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, the Committee heard a presentation on the impacts of Bay Delta Conservation Plan on Metropolitan’s Integrated Resources Plan, costs, and water rates. “We here in Southern California have relatively diverse supplies,” began Deven Upadhyay, Group Manager for Water Resources Management for Metropolitan …

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    Jul 29 2013

    Dr. Sunding makes his case for the BDCP to Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta

    At the July 23rd meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Dr. David Sunding presented the economic case for the BDCP to committee members, arguing that the benefits of the project far outweigh the costs. During his presentation, he discussed how the benefits to water contractors were calculated, addressed the differing baselines between the …

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    May 20 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Joint Informational Hearing: Natural Resources and Water and Select Committee on the Delta “The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Perspectives on the Plan”

    On May 14th, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and the Senate Select Committee on the Delta held a second informational hearing on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to gather different perspectives on the plan from water contractors, local government officials, and environmental groups. Seated on the panel was Roger Patterson from Metropolitan …

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    Jan 24 2013

    Addendum to Maven’s Minutes: Huffman clarifies the meaning of “reduced reliance on the Delta”

    Yesterday’s Maven’s Minutes post on the Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta meeting included this portion, quoted from Met’s Special Projects Manager Brenda Burman’s presentation to the Committee on the Delta Stewardship Council and the Delta Reform Act: “What’s really interesting, going back to the authority issue, is that when you read the …

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    Jan 23 2013

    Maven's Minutes: Metropolitan's Bay-Delta Committee hears an update on Delta restoration projects, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and the Delta Plan

    On January 22, 2013, Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta heard an update on restoration projects currently underway in the Delta, the latest on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and an update on the Delta Stewardship Council and the Delta Plan. AGENDA ITEM 3A: UPDATE ON BAY-DELTA HABITAT RESTORATION PROJECTS Metropolitan’s Program Manager …

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    Jan 23 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: An update on the 2014 water bond

    Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Water District’s Communications and Legislation Committee was updated on the status of the 2014 water bond. Metropolitan’s Legislative Advocate Kathy Cole began her presentation by pointing out that trillions of dollars will be needed over the next 20 years to modernize, repair and expand the nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure, …

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    Nov 07 2012

    Maven's Minutes: Reclamation's Terry Fulp and a new agreement with Mexico that has environmental benefits for the Colorado Delta discussed at Metropolitan's Water Planning and Stewardship Committee meeting

    At the November 5th meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Water Stewardship and Planning Committee, Regional Director for Reclamation’s Lower Colorado River Region Terry Fulp addressed the Committee, and Metropolitan staff presented some details on a new multi-faceted agreement with Mexico that includes provisions for sharing both surpluses and shortages on the river, as well as …

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    Oct 19 2012

    Maven's Minutes: The Senate Select Committee hearing: The Next Decade in the Delta

    On Monday, October 15th, Senator Lois Wolk, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability, held a hearing at the Contra Costa County Administration Building in Martinez. The hearing, titled “The Next Decade in the Delta”, highlighted the efforts and successes of recent Delta stakeholder coalitions. Calling it a step forward, Senator …

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    Sep 11 2012

    Maven’s Minutes: Colorado River states meet; have questions for California

    At the September 10, 2012 meeting of Metropolitan’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee,  Manager of Colorado River Resources Bill Hasencamp briefed the committee about a meeting between the seven Colorado River states and Reclamation held recently in Las Vegas where a few important issues were discussed: Negotiations with Mexico:  Regarding bi-national negotiations with Mexico on …

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    Sep 10 2012

    Maven's Minutes: Metropolitan's Water Planning and Stewardship Committee discusses desalination in Southern California

    The Metropolitan Water District’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee received an update on desalination facilities currently being planned or considered for the Southern California area at their meeting on September 10, 2012. I listened in via webcast. OVERVIEW OF DESALINATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Warren Teitz, Senior Resource Specialist at Metropolitan, began by detailing the history …

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