Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Public Comment Period for Water Storage Investment Program Regulations

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From the California Water Commission: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for proposed regulations regarding the California Water Commission’s Water Storage Investment Program:  Proposition 1 requires the Commission to adopt regulations for the quantification and management of the public benefits of water storage projects by December 15, 2016. Public comments regarding the proposed regulation will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March […]

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Prop 1 Funding for storage projects: An overview of the Water Storage Investment Program

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Paula Landis with the Water Commission discusses the details of the emerging program, including the goals and objectives, addresses common misconceptions With the passage of Proposition 1 in November of 2014, voters approved $7.5 billion for a variety of water projects and programs, with $2.7 billion of that set aside to pay for public benefits of water storage projects. The […]

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Draft regulations for spending Prop 1’s $2.7 billion for water storage projects presented at public meeting in Lafeyette

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California Water Commission rolls out the draft regulations for the Water Storage Investment Program With the passage of Prop 1, the California Water Commission was appropriated $2.7 billion to pay for public benefits for water storage projects.  The Commission has been developing regulations that will specify how the money will be disbursed. Those draft regulations were presented a public meeting […]

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Guest commentary: Reservoir Re-Operation – The Sleeping Giant in Water Supply Development

With heavy storms in the forecast, water is released from Folsom Dam as a precautionary measure in December of 2010.

The following commentary was written by Robert Shibatani: The current water shortage in California has generated broad discussion on a number of water topics. Many, if not most of these topics have focused on a variety of water supply solutions. None, however, are actually new. As is often the case during water short periods, the call for new supply development […]

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This just in … Reclamation Transmits to Congress Final Report on Proposed Shasta Dam Raise

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation transmitted to Congress today the Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation. The report describes the technical, environmental, economic, and financial evaluations prepared to date for alternatives to raise Shasta Dam, located approximately 10 miles northwest of Redding, Calif. The report also identifies next […]

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ACWA Panel: The Future of Water Storage and Management in California

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Panel discusses how California’s water storage and management systems can evolve to meet the challenges of the future With the passage of Proposition 1 last November, $2.7 billion was allocated for water storage, setting the stage for significant investments to be made in both surface water and groundwater storage projects. At the spring conference, ACWA held a town hall on […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Part 2: The near-term future of water storage

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Chair of the Water Commission Joe Byrne discusses the specifics and the process for allocating the water bond’s $2.7 billion for storage projects At the May meeting of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Chair of the Water Commission Joe Byrne spoke to the Committee about the water storage funds allocated in the bond and the activities the Commission has […]

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Jay Lund: Water storage and drought in California agriculture

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Dr. Jay Lund reviews water storage in California:  Changing patterns and reasons for hope Earlier this year, the U.C. Davis Viticulture & Enology Department held a one-day seminar  on Changing Water Regulations and the Impact on Vineyard Management in California which touched on several topics of interest to small- and mid-sized growers. One of the speakers was Dr. Jay Lund […]

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California Water Commission begins public meetings on Water Storage Investment Program this week

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Meetings to be held in Chico, Fresno, and Pleasant Hill Last fall, voters approved Prop 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, which authorized $7.545 billion in general obligation bonds to fund various water and ecosystem projects, including $2.7 billion for investments in the public benefits of water storage projects. Through the Water Storage Investment Program, […]

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Making every drop count: The future of water storage in California

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With $2.7 billion soon to be available from Prop 1, panel discusses how best to spend the available dollars and how to integrate new storage projects into the state’s overall water system Last November, voters approved Proposition 1, which allocated $2.7 billion to pay for public benefits of water storage projects that improve the operation of the state water system, […]

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