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    Tag Archive: State Water Project

    Apr 19 2014

    Kern County Water Agency, Metropolitan Water District and the State Water Contractors respond to the 5% allocation announcement

    From the Kern County Water Agency: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced today that it will increase the State Water Project (SWP) water delivery allocation from 0 to 5 percent.  This means that SWP water users in Kern County will now receive 49,137 acre-feet of SWP water in 2014. “Every acre-foot of water …

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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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    Feb 28 2014

    State Water Board issues notice of additional modifications to the order approving a temporary urgency change for SWP and CVP

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: “On January 29, 2014, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) jointly filed a Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) that requested the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to temporarily modify water right permit and license terms for the Central …

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    Feb 13 2014

    DWR and Reclamation file temporary change petition with State Water Board to consolidate places of use

    From the Department of Water Resources: In an effort to help alleviate Central Valley water shortages due to extreme drought conditions, today the California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation together filed a petition with the State Water Resources Control Board to be able to exchange water within the areas served …

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    Jan 31 2014

    State Water Project allocation drops to zero; seeks to preserve remaining supplies

    From the Department of Water Resources: SACRAMENTO – To protect Californians’ health and safety from more severe water shortages in the months ahead, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today took actions to conserve the state’s precious resources. As a result, everyone – farmers, fish, and people in our cities and towns – will …

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    Jan 30 2014

    Letter: Environmental groups express concern over State Water Project contract renegotiations

    Interest groups monitoring the State Water Project contract renegotiations say that the project scope and financial risk to ratepayers and taxpayers needs to be disclosed, expansion of the scope needs to be clearly prohibited, contracts that default should return the water to the public, and the urban preference should be reinstated. The State of California …

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    Dec 18 2013

    Department of Water Resources releases the 2013 State Water Project Delivery Reliability Report

    The Department of Water Resources has released the 2013 State Water Project Delivery Reliability Report, intended to inform the state water contractors, planning departments, and the public about key factors important to the operation of the State Water Project (SWP) and the reliability of its water deliveries. Water provided by the SWP is a major …

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    Nov 20 2013

    News worth noting: State Water Project initial allocation is 5%, DC hearing on invasive species, and DWR to help protect giant garter snake

    DWR officially announces initial State Water Project allocation of 5%: Confirming the memo posted last night: “The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial allocation of five percent of requested deliveries to State Water Project (SWP) contractors in calendar year 2014.  The initial allocation is a conservative estimate of what DWR expects it …

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    Nov 19 2013

    This just in … Initial State Water Project Allocation to be 5%

    A memo has arrived that says that DWR’s initial allocation to State Water Project contractors is going to be just 5% of their Table A amounts, or in other words, just 208,628 acre-feet of the 4,172,536 acre-feet that is contracted for by the project contractors. Read the memo here:  SWC Notice No 13-14 5 Percent …

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    Nov 11 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: State Water Project operations outlook for 2014

    At the National Water Research Institute’s Drought Response Workshop, October 8, 2013, John Leahigh, Principal Engineer for State Water Project Operations at California Department of Water Resources, gave a briefing on the outlook for operations of the State Water Project in the coming year. During his presentation, he discussed the challenge of the newer, variable regulatory …

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    Sep 30 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: California Water Commission in Oroville; hears an update on State Water Project organizational issues, the Thermalito fire, and Oroville FERC relicensing

    The September 18th meeting of the California Water Commission brought the commissioners to Oroville to discuss organizational issues regarding the State Water Project, hear an the latest on the Thermalito Pumping Plant fire, and receive an update on the status of FERC relicensing for the Oroville facilities.  In the afternoon, the commissioners toured the area …

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    Sep 04 2013

    Contract length, cash reserves, and more input from contractors at issue in State Water Project negotiations

    Negotiations continue between the Department of Water Resources and the water suppliers who contract for water from the State Water Project.  Some of the issues on the table include extending the length of the contracts from between 40 and 75 years, increasing the financial reserves for the Department of Water Resources, and increasing contractor input …

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    Jul 10 2013

    Letter: Environmental groups offer comments on State Water Project contract negotiations

    An ongoing process that has received little media attention are the State Water Project contract extension negotiations which have been ongoing since May of this year.  The negotiations are proposing to extend the contracts for the State Water Project water contractors by 40 to 75 years. The original contracts, negotiated in the 1960s when the …

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    Jul 01 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Delta Stewardship Council hears about dry conditions and Shasta’s cold water pool, plus the Delta Watermaster’s latest report

    The operators of the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project have concerns that the releases of water now from Shasta Dam to maintain water quality standards in the Delta are jeopardizing the cold water pool needed to support salmon spawning in the fall, leading the State Water Board to agree to allow the …

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    Jun 04 2013

    Maven’s Minutes from the press conference: Natural Resources Agency releases remaining draft BDCP documents; includes costs, benefits, and funding information

    Using the Silicon Valley as a backdrop, the Brown Administration held a press conference and media call on May 30th to discuss the release of the final chapters of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which include the highly anticipated information on the costs and the benefits of the Plan, as well as the details …

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