Broad group of farmers express concerns over State Water Board’s approach to flows

The State Water Board should focus on functional flows, not unimpaired flows, they say In a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board, a broad group of Central Valley farmers have expressed concerns over the Board’s use of unimpaired flows in the proposals for phase 1 and 2 of the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan. The State Water […]

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CALIFORNIA WEATHER BLOG: Potentially dangerous flood event this week across wide swath of Northern California

From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: “On the heels of a strong, damaging, and deadly Southern California storm on Friday, a new and powerful storm is bearing down upon Northern California. A deepening low pressure system just off the California coast will drag an extremely moist plume of subtropical moisture over the northern half of the state, bringing […]

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State Water Board to consider climate change resolution at upcoming meeting

The State Water Resources Control Board is set to consider adopting a resolution at their February 22nd board meeting that will further incorporate climate change considerations into water board actions. The State Water Board adopted a similar resolution in 2007 outlining the actions staff should take to respond to climate change and support the implementation of the state’s 2006 landmark […]

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Reconciliation ecology could end California’s water wars

Projects in the Sacramento Valley demonstrate the success of collaboration for the benefit of species This article first appeared in the Central Valley Business Times and is republished here with permission.  Written by Eric Miller, CVBT Correspondent. A careful foot can step anywhere, the Chinese proverb goes, so long as the foot moves in a direction that is good. But […]

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CAL WATER FIX: DWR files Incidental Take Permit application; State Water Board issues ruling on multiple objections to submitted testimony

Department of Water Resources files Incidental Take Permit Application for California Water Fix From the California Water Fix website: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has submitted an incidental intake application for California WaterFix to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) in compliance with the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). Consistent with the federal Endangered Species Act process […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Delta legislators voice their ‘strong opposition’ to State Water Board; hearing materials posted

A group of twelve Delta representatives led by Senator Lois Wolk has filed a letter with the State Water Resources Control Board voicing their “strong opposition” to the California Water Fix project. The State Water Resources Control Board is currently in the midst of a hearing to determine whether the Board should approve a joint petition filed by the California […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER COMMISSION: September update on the Water Storage Investment Program

Public comment period closes on October 3rd; Another round of public comment expected At the California Water Commission’s September 16th meeting, the Commission held a public hearing on the draft regulations for the Water Storage Investment Program.  The draft regulations were released on September 2nd for a 30-day public comment period.  The draft regulations define the requirements for the potential […]

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Radio show: Delta tunnel project under scrutiny as hearings begin

John Laird, Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, and Jay Lund discuss the California Water Fix on KQED’s Forum Last week, KQED Radio’s Forum tackled the topic of the California Water Fix project (aka the Delta tunnels) with guests John Laird, Secretary of Natural Resources; Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta; and Jay Lund, UC Davis, Director of the Center for Watershed […]

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“A conversation about water” with Jeffrey Kightlinger

Metropolitan General Manager answers questions about the California Water Fix and other issues at a recent Sacramento Bee forum Recently, the Sacramento Bee invited Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District, to talk about the California Water Fix and other California water issues in a forum attended by newspaper subscribers and students.  Maven gratefully acknowledges videographer and Central […]

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