NEWS WORTH NOTING: CA Water Management Effectiveness Survey; Delta Stewardship Council 2016 Annual Report; Final enviro docs for the long-term plan to protect adult salmon in the Lower Klamath River Project

Your input needed for the California Water Management Effectiveness Assessment Survey for Water Plan Update 2018

From the Department of Water Resources:

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is working on Update 2018 of the California Water Plan (Update 2018). Central to this Update is an assessment of how effective current water actions (programs and projects) are in advancing sustainable water management in California. Your contributions to this assessment will help shape State government water policies and investment priorities in Update 2018. You are also welcome to share this survey with others.

For the purpose of this assessment, we ask that you respond to the survey questions from an overall statewide perspective – not at a regional, agency, or organizational level – based on your current knowledge and experience. There is an opportunity to elaborate your point of view in the comment dialogue boxes of the survey.

Before taking this survey, we ask that you first read two short online articles – the Water Management Effectiveness Framework Overview and the California Water Sustainability Brochure. The overview and the brochure will provide you context, definitions and the focus of the assessment, and they will assist you in responding to the survey questions.

It will take you about 15-20 minutes to complete the multiple-choice questions; and you may need more time to include written comments in the dialogue boxes. Your comments will be valuable for informing the findings of the California Water Management Effectiveness Assessment. The survey can be completed in multiple sessions and you can return to the survey where you left off provided that you use the same device and browser.

We thank you in advance for participating in the California Water Management Effectiveness Assessment survey.

Delta Stewardship Council 2016 Annual Report: In pursuit of progress towards a resilient Delta

From the Delta Stewardship Council:

Since the Delta Plan’s adoption in May of 2013 the Council has published end-of-year progress reports highlighting the work of the Council’s staff and the activities of our sister agencies whose efforts further the Delta Plan and the State’s coequal goals of water supply reliability and Delta ecosystem restoration.

Some success stories in the 2016 Annual Report include:

To read these stories and more, please click here for the 2016 Annual Report.

Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for the Long-Term Plan to Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River Project

From the Bureau of Reclamation:

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Long-Term Plan to Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River. The Final EIS describes the potential environmental effects of the No-Action and Action Alternatives to augment flows in the Lower Klamath River to reduce the likelihood and the severity of any Ich epizootic event that could lead to an associated fish die-off in future years. A preferred alternative has been identified in the Final EIS.

The document is available at public libraries and online. Library locations and electronic copies are available at . If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email The Notice of Availability (NOA) for the document was published on Jan. 27, 2017, in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency. Reclamation will not issue a Record of Decision (ROD) on the proposal for a minimum of 30 days following publication of the NOA. When released, the ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision.


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