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Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay Delta: Delta drought operations, the latest on the BDCP, and Bay Delta Accord restoration projects

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Drought barrier discussed; Recirculated BDCP documents anticipated soon At the June 23rd meeting of the Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, committee members were updated on drought operations in the Delta, and informed that the recirculated BDCP documents were imminent; they also heard an update on Bay-Delta Accord restoration projects. Here’s a rundown of the main parts of the meeting. […]

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Managing turbidity for Delta smelt

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Metropolitan’s David Fullerton and Paul Hutton say there’s a relationship between turbidity and Delta smelt, and demonstrate that by cutting back Delta pumping at strategic times, they can avoid take of Delta smelt at the export pumps and gain water in the long-run At the February 24th meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, David Fullerton, Principal […]

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Metropolitan Bay Delta Committee hears presentation on treasurer’s BDCP affordability report, plus an update on SWP BDCP contract negotiations

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Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta hears a presentation on the state treasurer’s report which found that both urban and agricultural contractors can afford the project; plus a brief update on the State Water Project contract negotiations regarding allocation of costs of the BDCP At the January meeting of the Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, […]

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An overview of the refinements and revisions to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan facilities (with video)

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Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta hears some of the details on the changes made to the water conveyance facilities since the project’s initial design In December, the Department of Water Resources announced that new environmental documents were being prepared for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan due to significant changes made to the facilities design in response to comments received […]

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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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