Tag Archives: Metropolitan Water District

Metropolitan’s Jeff Kightlinger speaks to Los Angeles business community at Townhall LA

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The September 22nd luncheon meeting of TownHall Los Angeles featured Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager and CEO of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California as the featured speaker, who spoke about the drought, the water bond, groundwater and more. Here’s what he had to say: Mr. Kightlinger began with the history and background of the Metropolitan Water District. “Most people […]

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Divvying up the costs of the twin tunnels: Metropolitan Committee is updated on the BDCP’s cost allocation discussions

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At the September 23rd meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Metropolitan Manager Steve Arakawa updated the committee on the status of the cost allocation discussions for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). These discussions focus on how the costs will apportioned between the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project, as well as how those […]

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Director Mark Cowin updates Metropolitan’s Bay Delta Committee on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and addresses EPA’s comments, plus Randy Fiorini of the Delta Stewardship Council on the Council’s five priorities

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The latest information on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan took center stage at the September 23rd meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta. The meeting began with a presentation by Mark Cowin, Director of the Department of Water Resources, who updated the Committee the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and how the Department is responding to the […]

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

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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 one of at least 20 […]

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

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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 in the year, DWR and […]

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

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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 complement to some of the […]

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

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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 regarding the decision tree, adaptive […]

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

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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 system, as well as the […]

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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

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“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 and Construction Enterprise.  At the […]

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Tentative agreement reached on State Water Project contract renewals

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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 Manager Devan Upadhyay updated the […]

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