News Worth Noting: Army Corps extends comment period on Cal Water Fix permit application to Nov. 8; Metropolitan partners with SNWA on amended interstate agreement; Aquaculture Awareness Week

Army Corps LogoArmy Corps extends comment period on Cal Water Fix permit application to November 8: The Public Notice comment period for this Public Notice has been extended until November 8, 2015. The California Department of Water Resources has applied for a permit to place fill material in approximately 775.02 acres of waters of the United States to construct and operate a new water conveyance facility consisting of three intakes along the Sacramento River and duel tunnels conveying up to 9,000 cubic feet per second of water to the existing Clifton Court Forebay. The approximately 45-mile long project site is located within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, within Sacramento, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties, California.”  Click here to review documents.

MWD logoMetropolitan partners with Southern Nevada Water Authority on amended interstate agreement:  “Southern California will have access to a portion of Nevada’s Colorado River water in 2015 to boost available supplies and reduce draws on the Southland’s water reserves in this record drought.  Under a groundbreaking interstate storage agreement authorized today by Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors, the district will pay the Southern Nevada Water Authority nearly $45 million for access to 150,000 acre-feet of Colorado River water apportioned but not used by SNWA.  With the supply increase, Metropolitan this year will deliver a full Colorado River Aqueduct of 1.2 million acre-feet, the most in more than 10 years. Metropolitan will return the water when Nevada needs it, which is likely to be at least a decade from now. … ”  Continue reading here:  Metropolitan partners with Southern Nevada Water Authority on amended interstate agreement

dfw logoAquaculture Awareness Week: 10 facts about California Aquaculture:In recognition of Aquaculture Awareness Week, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) offers 10 interesting facts that show how aquaculture – the practice of farming aquatic organisms – affects every Californian.  1. California aquaculture industry is diverse, providing much more than just food for dinner. It also produces aquatic pets such as goldfish and koi, algae for biofuels, zebrafish for biomedical research, spirulina for vitamin supplements and more. … ”  Continue reading here:  Aquaculture Awareness Week: 10 facts about California Aquaculture

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