OROVILLE SPILLWAYS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE for February 21 (With video)

From the Department of Water Resources: Construction at the Emergency Spillway The underground secant pile wall is 95 percent complete and is targeted for completion in March of 2018. The secant pile wall is being constructed 730 feet downhill of the emergency spillway at depths of 35 to 65 feet. Foundation preparation continues for the roller-compacted concrete (RCC) splashpad. Crews […]

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SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM News for February 14: Grants for GSPs and projects, New GSP notification system; more …

From DWR’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: DWR Announces $85.8 Million in Grants for Groundwater Sustainability Projects and Plans On February 6, DWR announced its recommended awards for grants for groundwater sustainability projects that directly benefit severely disadvantaged communities and for local agency development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs). These funds support the goals of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). […]

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CAL WATER FIX HEARING: Deadlines for briefs and questions for petitioners and protestants

From the Cal Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Board: Please read this email carefully because it contains important information concerning due dates established during the hearing on February 8, 2018. During the hearing on February 8, 2018, the hearing officers directed the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) (collectively petitioners) […]

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Analysis and Interpretation of Pesticides and Toxicity Monitoring Data in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

From the Delta Regional Monitoring Program: The Delta Regional Monitoring Program (Delta RMP) is a stakeholder-directed project formed to improve understanding of water quality issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (the Delta). The goal of the RMP is to better coordinate and design current and future monitoring activities in and around the Delta to create a cost-effective approach for […]

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Central Delta Corridor Strategy Facilitation and Development

From the Delta Conservancy: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the facilitation and development of the Central Delta Corridor Strategy. This RFP seeks proposals to conduct two public workshops and a third public charrette-style workshop with Delta landowners and flood and habitat restoration experts and develop a Coordinated Central Delta Corridor […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: DPR – DBW Finds the Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Program Consistent with Delta Plan

From the Delta Stewardship Council: The California Department of Parks and Recreation – Division of Boating and Waterways (DPR-DBW) certified that its Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Program (AIPCP) is consistent with the Council’s Delta Plan. The February 2, 2018 certification opens a 30-day public review period. The AIPCP is an adaptively managed program designed to keep waterways navigable by controlling […]

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SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM NEWS: GSP initial notification system, Guidance docs for stakeholder engagement and communication; Basin boundary requests; more …

From the Department of Water Resources, Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: GSAs Now Required to Use New GSP Initial Notification System – Tutorial Now Available Effective immediately, Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) are required to submit all applicable GSP notification information to DWR using the SGMA Portal – GSP Initial Notification System. The SGMA Portal can be accessed using the following URL: […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: State Water Board’s Proposed Rulemaking on Wasteful Water Uses—changes to the proposed text and additional 15-day comment period

From the State Water Board: The State Water Board is advancing a rulemaking that would prohibit certain wasteful water use practices.  In response to public comments, the State Water Board is initiating an additional 15-day public comment period commencing on January 31, 2018.  Comment deadline is February 14, 2018 by 12 noon. The notice and changes to the proposed regulatory […]

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CAL WATER FIX: DWR responds to City of Antioch motion for continuance; State Water Board further delays Part 2 of Cal Water Fix water rights hearing

DWR responds to City of Antioch motion for continuance The Department of Water Resources has filed its response to the City of Antioch’s motion to delay part 2 of the Cal Water Fix hearing, along with all the joinders including Local Agencies of the North Delta (LAND) et al., San Joaquin County et al., City of Stockton, South Delta Water […]

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OROVILLE DAM SPILLWAYS: Construction update for January 26th

Emergency response and recovery effort costs total $870 million From the Department of Water Resources: Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on costs and construction activities for the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project. Cost Update DWR is submitting to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimated emergency response and recovery effort costs totaling $870 million, […]

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