Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water oversight hearing on groundwater, part 2: Approaches to groundwater management

On March 18, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water held an informational oversight hearing on groundwater. In this portion of the hearing, Andrew Fahlund with the California Water Foundation discussed the issues that need to be considered as the legislature contemplates groundwater management on a statewide basis. This is the second of four-part coverage of the hearing. Andrew […]

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Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water oversight hearing on groundwater, part 1: Professor Richard Frank on California’s groundwater laws

On March 18, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water held an informational oversight hearing on groundwater.  On the agenda, Professor Richard Frank will discuss the laws governing groundwater; Andrew Fahlund with the California Water Foundation will discuss the state’s approach to groundwater management; next water managers from Sonoma County, the Central Valley, and Ventura County will discuss their […]

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Assembly joint informational hearing on California’s groundwater, part 3: Stakeholder perspectives on where should we go from here

On March 11, the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #3 on Resources and Transportation held a joint informational hearing on the management of California’s groundwater resources. In this last segment of coverage from the hearing, a wide variety of stakeholders gave their perspective on the problems and potential solutions for better management of the state’s […]

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Assembly joint informational hearing on California’s groundwater, part 2: Elements of successful groundwater management

On March 11, the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #3 on Resources and Transportation held a joint informational hearing on the management of California’s groundwater resources. Not all groundwater basins in California are poorly managed, nor is adjudication a requirement for successful groundwater management.  The second panel of the hearing featured Michael Markus, General Manager […]

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Assembly joint informational hearing on California’s groundwater, part 1: Where are we now?

On March 11, the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #3 on Resources and Transportation held a joint informational hearing on the management of California’s groundwater resources.  Assemblymember Anthony Rendon opened the hearing with some remarks about the importance of groundwater to the state of California. “The astonishing fact is that the California uses more groundwater […]

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Joint informational hearing on the BDCP, part 2: Delta stakeholders give their perspective

On February 25, 2014, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife held a joint informational oversight hearing on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The hearing was organized around two panels of speakers: the first panel consisted of Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird, Director of Department of Water Resources Mark Cowin, […]

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Joint informational hearing on the BDCP, part 1: Secretary Laird, Directors Bonham and Cowin on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Legislators hear from administration officials and Delta stakeholders on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan On February 25, 2014, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife held a joint informational oversight hearing on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The hearing was organized around two panels of speakers: the first panel consisted of […]

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Assembly oversight hearing on the funding structure and economic impacts of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (part 4): Delta stakeholders have their say

On February 12th, the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review held an oversight hearing on the funding structure and economic impacts of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. In this fourth and final installment of coverage of the hearing, the committee members hear from Melinda Terry from the North Delta Water Agency and the California Central Vally Flood Control Association, […]

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Assembly oversight hearing on the funding structure and economic impacts of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (part 3): San Diego County Water Authority & Contra Costa Water District share their concerns

On February 12th, the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review held an oversight hearing on the funding structure and economic impacts of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. Coverage continues with the testimony of Dennis Cushman from the San Diego County Water Authority and Marguerite Patil discussing their agencies concerns about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The first part featuring […]

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Assembly oversight hearing on the funding structure and economic impacts of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (part 2): Anton Favorini-Csorba and Dr. Jeff Michael on funding the BDCP

On February 12th, the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review held an oversight hearing on the funding structure and economic impacts of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. Citing the ‘ever-expanding’ costs of the BDCP, Assemblyman Frazier started by stating he had concerns who will pay for the project, the assumptions surrounding state and federal funding, the adequacy of the […]

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