DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Delta Watermaster’s quarterly report, California Water Fix biological opinions

Agenda items at the Delta Stewardship Council’s July meeting included a quarterly report from Micheal George, the Delta Watermaster, and an update from Council staff on the biological opinions for the California Water Fix. AGENDA ITEM 12: QUARTERLY REPORT FROM THE DELTA WATERMASTER Delta Watermaster Michael George provided the following update to the Council. 1. STATE WATER BOARD ACTIVITIES AFFECTING […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan Bay Delta Committee hears presentation on California Water Fix operations

Second white paper focuses on project operations, water reliability, and regulations At the Metropolitan Water District’s joint committee meeting of the Special Committee on the Bay Delta and the Water Planning and Stewardship Committee, committee members heard a presentation on the white paper, Modernizing the System: California Water Fix Operations.  The white paper is the second in a series of […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Santa Clara Valley Water District starts preparations for making a decision

The Santa Clara Valley Water District provides wholesale water supply, flood protection and stream stewardship for the Silicon Valley covering 1300 square miles and serving nearly 2 million residents.  About 45% of the District’s water supplies are locally sourced, mainly groundwater; about 40% of the District’s supplies from both the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project; and the […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER COMMISSION: A primer on State Water Project operations

Presentation discusses the infrastructure and operational challenges of the State Water Project At the June meeting of the California Water Commission, Tracy Petitt-Polhemus, Supervising Engineer with DWR’s SWP Operations Office, gave this presentation.  She provided an overview of the State Water Project facilities, project purposes, key agreements and requirements under which the State Water Project must operate, Delta operations, how […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Panel examines the effects of the proposed conveyance amendment

Water officials and Delta advocates weigh in on the impacts of the proposed Delta Plan amendment to address conveyance, storage, and operations The Delta Stewardship Council is proposing to amend the Delta Plan to promote options for water conveyance, storage systems, and the operation of both as required by Water Code Section 85304. The draft Delta Plan conveyance, storage, and […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Examining the science supporting the proposed Delta conveyance amendment

Science panel weighs in on the proposed Delta Plan amendment addressing conveyance, storage, and operations At the May meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, councilmembers once again took up the issue of the Delta Plan amendment regarding conveyance, storage, and operations.  The marathon meeting was well attended by water export interests, Restore the Delta, and the Save the California Delta […]

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CA WATER COMMISSION: Local perspectives on groundwater management

A look at how GSA formation is going in the Pajaro Valley, Yolo County, and Sacramento regions With the deadline to form groundwater sustainability agencies looming just weeks in the future, at the April meeting of the California Water Commission, commissioners heard from three groundwater managers about how implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is playing out in their […]

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CA WATER COMMISSION: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act implementation update

DWR update provides an overview of GSA formation to date and a preview of new tools to aid GSAs in developing their groundwater sustainability plans At the April meeting of the California Water Commission, Trevor Joseph and Steven Springhorn with the Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management program gave a high-level overview of how groundwater sustainability agency formation is […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Changes made to Conveyance, Storage, and Operations amendment, but Delta advocates still not satisfied

It was a standing-room only crowd that packed two rooms at the April meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, as Delta advocates gathered to voice their opposition to the California Water Fix project, and so by extension, the Council’s proposed amendment to the Delta Plan regarding conveyance, storage, and operation. Executive Officer Jessica Pearson began with the background and history […]

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METROPOLITAN’S SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE BAY-DELTA: Preparing to make decision on California Water Fix; pending amendments to the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan

ACWA’s newly adopted policy on Delta flows also briefly presented At the March meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members heard the plan for bringing the California Water Fix project before the board for a decision and an update on the pending Delta Plan amendment process currently underway at the Delta Stewardship Council. UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA […]

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