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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 29 2014

    Metropolitan’s Bay-Delta Committee hears on update on the State Water Board’s actions in the Delta … are illegal diversions occurring?

    At the July 22 meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, attorney Becky Sheehan updated committee members on the State Water Resources Control Board’s activities as they relate to the Bay Delta. She began with a little history, noting that this extremely dry year was preceded by two very dry years.  Earlier …

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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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    Jul 02 2014

    Metropolitan Water District’s review of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s draft Implementation Agreement

    At the June 24th meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members heard a presentation on the draft implementing agreement.  In the presentation, Adam Kaer, Senior Deputy General Counsel for Metropolitan Water District, discussed what the Implementation Agreement is, as well as what the specific provisions are regarding regulatory assurances, funding, provisions …

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    Jun 30 2014

    Seismic design & performance considerations for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s twin tunnels

    At the June 24th meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members heard a presentation on the seismic performance for the proposed twin tunnels, the centerpiece of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  The presentation included details on the seismic design criteria and the construction of the tunnel and its lining …

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    May 29 2014

    Notes from Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta: An update on the status of the Implementation Agreement, plus Metropolitan prepares to comment on the BDCP’s EIR and a briefing on the Design and Construction Enterprise

    “We are tantalizing close to a draft Implementing Agreement at this point in time,” Director Cowin told Committee members. At the May 27th meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Metropolitan staff briefed the comments that Metropolitan will be submitting on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan as well as the BDCP’s Design …

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    Apr 14 2014

    Tentative agreement reached on State Water Project contract renewals

    The Department of Water Resources and the State Water Contractors have reached a draft tentative agreement on a package of amendments to the State Water Project contracts that will extend the contracts to 2085, among other provisions.  At the April 8 meeting of the Metropolitan Water District’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee, Water Resources Management …

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    Apr 02 2014

    Dr. Thornberg tells MWD Bay Delta Committee on the BDCP: “Stop hitting the panic button … This project is worth it, it’s as simple as that.”

    At the March 25th meeting of the Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Dr. Chris Thornberg from Beacon Economics returned as a follow-up to his December presentation covered on the Notebook blog here: Maven’s Minutes: Evaluating the economics of the BDCP: Dr. Thornberg reviews all the economic analyses for Metropolitan and says “From …

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    Mar 11 2014

    Climate change and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    At the February 25 meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Committee members heard a presentation how climate change is incorporated into the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP).  During the presentation, BDCP Project Manager Jennifer Pierre told Committee members that the BDCP itself was never meant to be a project that addresses …

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    Mar 10 2014

    Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay Delta hears an update on the BDCP’s cost allocation discussions

    At the February 25 meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Program Manager Randall Neudeck gave a brief overview of the discussions currently underway regarding cost allocations for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). He began by stating that the discussions so far are just initial and that any change to either …

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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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