Tag Archives: State Water Project

This just in … State Water Board posts Drought Operations Plan and temporary change petition for South Delta salinity objectives

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

  From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Board has posted the following new information on its drought website at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/drought/tucp.shtml   1) the January 15, 2015 Drought Contingency Plan for the State Water Project and Central Valley Project; and 2) a request from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to temporarily modify southern Delta salinity requirements at […]

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Delta Protection Commission hears about the Delta Levee Investment Strategy and DWR’s Drought Contingency Plan

The Delta Protection Commission met on November 20th in Clarksburg.

At the November meeting of the Delta Protection Commission, Cindy Messer from the Delta Stewardship Council gave a presentation on the Council’s Delta Levee Investment Strategy and DWR’s Paul Marshall updated the Commission on the Drought Contingency Plan. Delta Levee Investment Strategy Cindy Messer, Deputy Executive Officer of Planning with the Delta Stewardship Council, began by noting that the  Council was […]

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Metropolitan, Kern County Water Agency, State Water Contractors react to initial State Water Project allocation of 10%

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On Monday, officials announced the allocation for the State Water Project would be initially set at 10%; this figure could be increased or decreased, depending on how the season plays out.  Here are the reactions I’ce collected, listed in alphabetical order: From the Kern County Water Agency: Yesterday, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that the State Water […]

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2014 Water Year, part 1: A review of the third year of the drought: How the administration responded, an overview of SWP operations

DSC Council Item 9

At the November meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, council members heard from numerous agency and water officials on how the state responded to the drought. In his introduction to the agenda item, Supervising Engineer Kevan Samsam reminded the Council, “Never will the coequal goals be more tested than in one of these epic droughts. I think what we will […]

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This just in … Initial State Water Project Allocation Set at 10 Percent – May Be Reduced to Meet Critical Health and Safety Needs

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  The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial allocation of 10 percent for the customers of the State Water Project.  Depending upon the volume of rain and snow that reaches California this winter that initial allocation may be increased.  Should dry conditions return, DWR may reallocate State Water Project supplies to meet critical human health and safety […]

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This just in … State Water Project contract negotiations set to begin over proposed BDCP amendments

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From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced today it will begin negotiations with State Water Project (SWP) Contractors in December on proposed amendments that would modify SWP water supply contracts. DWR Director Mark Cowin said the public will be invited to observe the negotiations in person and to listen on the phone using a […]

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This just in … State Water Board issues draft order denying petitions for reconsideration of the order granting Temporary Urgency Change Petitions to the State Water Project & Central Valley Project

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The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has issued a draft order denying the petitions for reconsideration of the Executive Director’s January 31, 2014 order approving the Temporary Urgency Change Petitions and their subsequent modifications to the water right license and permits for the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project. The Executive Director’s order temporarily modified […]

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California Water Commission hears an update on the key activities of the State Water Project

Torgersen

At the August 20th meeting of the California Water Commission, Deputy Director of the State Water Project Carl Torgersen updated the Commission on the some of the key activities of the SWP, including drought operations, administrative issues, and the status of several construction projects. Note: This is part one of three-part coverage from the California Water Commission coming up this […]

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This just in … California Sportfishing Protection Alliance files complaint against DWR and USBR for illegal diversion of water; also files petition for adjudication of Central Valley waters

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From the California Sporfishing Protection Alliance, this press release: The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) has filed a formal complaint with the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) alleging that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) have been illegal diverting and exporting water for which they have no legal water right to […]

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Salinity management in the Delta during times of drought

Delta boat

At the July 25th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, council members heard a presentation on the challenges of managing the Delta’s salinity during times of drought. Salinity in the Delta is largely a tug of war between the daily and seasonal tides pushing in from San Francisco Bay and the flow of fresh water coming down through the rivers […]

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