Legislative hearing: Pending Delta decisions and their potential economic and other impacts on San Francisco and the Bay Area, part 2

Bay Area stakeholders have their say On March 11, the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta held an informational hearing in San Francisco that focused on the California Water Fix project and the State Water Resources Control Board’s update to the Delta’s water quality control plan, and what the impacts of the decisions made regarding those projects would […]

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Legislative hearing: Pending Delta decisions and their potential economic and other impacts on San Francisco and the Bay Area, part 1

Secretary John Laird discusses Cal Water Fix with respect to the Bay Area; State Water Board’s Diane Riddle updates on the ongoing Bay Delta water quality control plan review process On March 11, the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta held an informational hearing in San Francisco that focused on the California Water Fix project and the State […]

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Daily Digest: Drought-weakened trees could pose hazard this winter; Former Brown official pushes water bond; Clovis residents, council members frustrated by state water mandate; and more …

In California water news today, Drought-weakened trees could pose hazard this winter; Former Brown official pushes water bond; Clovis residents, council members frustrated by state water mandate; State to pitch in $25 million for ‘crown jewel’ of LA River Restoration; After years of low water rates, customers can expect to pay more; Millions unspent in federal water system loan program; […]

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Legislative hearing: Are the Delta tunnels good for California? (part 2 of 2)

Coverage of the hearing concludes with former Delta watermaster Craig Wilson and economist Dr. Jeff Michael, plus highlights from the discussion period On Tuesday, August 18, the Senate Select Committee on the Delta led by Senator Lois Wolk held an information hearing on the California Water Fix project, formerly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and more commonly known […]

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Legislative hearing: Are the Delta tunnels good for California? (part 1 of 2)

Senator Wolk leads a hearing on the Delta tunnels: The Legislative Analyst’s Office first briefs the legislators; Dr. Christina Swanson and Sacramento Supervisor Don Nottoli provide testimony On Tuesday, August 18, the Senate Select Committee on the Delta led by Senator Lois Wolk held an information hearing on the California Water Fix project, formerly known as the Bay Delta Conservation […]

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Wolk, Bonham, and Cowin discuss the BDCP, Cal Water Fix, and Cal Eco Restore

At a budget subcommittee hearing last week, Senator Wolk has some questions for Director Bonham and Director Cowin on the future of the Delta tunnels project, now that is no longer an NCCP On May 21, 2015, the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy, and Transportation discussed the Governor’s budget requests […]

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Flood management oversight hearing, part 2: The Who, What, Where & Why of Flood Control in the Central Valley

Legislators hear from the multiple agencies and organizations with flood management responsibilities in the Central Valley In the Central Valley, there are 1600 miles of levees in the state-federal flood system (otherwise known as the State Plan of Flood Control), as well as many more miles of levees that are not part of the state-federal flood system but are included […]

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Flood management oversight hearing, part 1: Addressing California’s growing flood risk

With 7 million Californians and $600 billion in assets at risk, Assembly oversight hearing examines the state’s liability for flood damages and  the annual $1 billion investment gap in flood management infrastructure spending Precipitation in California can vary greatly from year to year, from devastating droughts to calamitous floods, sometimes even both in the same year.  Floods and droughts are […]

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Prop 1 oversight hearing, part 3: Looking ahead: Stakeholder recommendations for maximizing public benefits

Stakeholders discuss how the $7.5 billion in bond funds should be spent to benefit the most Californians The passage of Proposition 1 last November provided $7.5 billion in funding for a variety of water projects and activities, such as water storage, watershed protection and restoration, groundwater sustainability, regional water management, drinking water quality, and flood protection.  The Governor’s proposed budget […]

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Prop 1 oversight hearing, part 2: First out of the gate: State entities with proposed water bond funding

Department heads tell legislators how they plan to disburse the first round of funds from Proposition 1 Last November, voters approved the $7.5 billion Proposition 1, the water bond.  The Governor’s proposed budget includes the first round of the disbursements of funds from the measure, and with such significant funds on the line, the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and […]

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