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DWR and Reclamation file Temporary Urgency Change Petition requesting modifications to Bay-Delta requirements

The John E. Skinner Delta Fish Protective Facility, located 2 miles upstream of the Banks Pumping Plant, contains behavioral guidance devices, known as louvers, that divert most fish away from the pumps that lift water into the California Aqueduct.  At the Skinner Fish Facility, up to 15 million fish a year are saved from the pumps and returned to the Delta.

Water agencies request modifications to flow requirements, Delta Cross Channel operations and the export rate; outline possible future actions and factors to be considered during the year The Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation have jointly filed a Temporary Urgency Change Petition with the State Water Resources Control Board requesting modifications for the next 180 days to […]

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California Water Quality Monitoring Council: Toward an Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Framework

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Monitoring and assessment are crucial to environmental decision making by helping managers track the outcomes of their management actions. However, in order to produce meaningful data, a wide range of data types are needed to be captured and then aggregated into indicators that are useful to environmental managers. Although there have been requirements on the books for decades to monitor […]

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Felicia Marcus: California Water: Where We Are, and Where We Ought to Go

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Each year, the Environmental Law Section of the California State Bar holds their annual conference at the Tenaya Lodge at the outskirts of Yosemite National Park.  The Saturday sessions kicked off with Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, as the keynote speaker.  During her speech, she talked about the drought, the priorities of the State Water […]

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Early morning news flash … Request for Temporary Modification to San Joaquin River Flows during October

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: “Please find attached a request from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to temporarily modify the San Joaquin River flow requirements during October pursuant to a Temporary Urgency Change Petition.  The Executive Director expects to act on this request in the near term.  For additional information concerning this matter, please see the State Water […]

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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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Salinity management in the Delta during times of drought

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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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Independent science panels present findings to the Delta Stewardship Council from Delta flows workshops

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At the July 25 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the council members heard an informational update on two independent science panel reviews on Delta flows and related stressors intended to help inform the State Water Resources Control Board’s update to the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan (Bay-Delta Plan) that is currently underway. The update to the Bay-Delta Plan is […]

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Temporary Urgency Change Petitions approved for State and Federal Water Projects

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The Executive Director of the State Water Resources Control Board has issued an order approving further changes to the license and permit terms requiring compliance with Delta water quality objectives for the State Water Project and Central Valley Project. This order is approving some of the changes that were proposed in the April 9th request from the Department of Water […]

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Success in the Delta through collaboration and coordination: The California Water Quality Monitoring Council, the Yolo Bypass Foundation, and the Cosumnes River Preserve

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The theme of successful collaborations in the Delta continued with the last agenda item of the March meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council. “This is the third presentation you’re going to hear that is built around the theme of how do you successfully do collaboration;  whether it is legislatively mandated, court ordered, it is built around relationships,” began Keith Coolidge.  […]

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This just in … Executive Director of the State Water Board approves additional changes to San Joaquin River objectives

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They are working late tonight at the State Water Board … The State Water Board has issued another change order for the San Joaquin River flow objectives.  Here is the pertinent information that changed today (full order is here:  20140418_revised_tucp_order) “On April 18, 2014, DWR and Reclamation requested further modification of the TUCP Order to allow DWR and Reclamation to […]

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