Delta Stewardship Council science update: Delta smelt index dropping, Delta Science Plan starts to take shape and more

Bad news regarding the Delta smelt and other species in the Delta, the Delta Science Plan starts to take shape, and the Delta Independent Science Board discusses their review of habitat restoration projects and the review of the BDCP governance and environmental documents in this science coverage from the January 24, 2012 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council. 2012 DELTA […]

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Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson talks to the Delta Stewardship Council about expanding "Term 91"

After the conclusion of the public hearing on the rulemaking package on January 24, the Delta Stewardship Council held their regular monthly meeting.  The sixth item on the agenda was Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson, who presented his latest report, Term 91: Stored Water Bypass Requirements. California Water Code directs Mr. Wilson to submit regular reports on water issues to the […]

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No love for the Delta Plan’s proposed regulations at the public hearing

There wasn’t much love shown for the Delta Plan and its proposed regulations at last week’s Delta Stewardship Council hearing to take public comment on the proposed rulemaking package.  “I wanted to ask you to call on any speakers that had filled out the gold cards – those who are completely satisfied with the rulemaking package.  Did you call on […]

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Metropolitan’s Bay-Delta Committee hears an update on Delta restoration projects, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and the Delta Plan

On January 22, 2013, Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta heard an update on restoration projects currently underway in the Delta, the latest on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and an update on the Delta Stewardship Council and the Delta Plan. AGENDA ITEM 3A: UPDATE ON BAY-DELTA HABITAT RESTORATION PROJECTS Metropolitan’s Program Manager Randall Neudeck updated the Committee […]

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An update on the 2014 water bond

Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Water District’s Communications and Legislation Committee was updated on the status of the 2014 water bond. Metropolitan’s Legislative Advocate Kathy Cole began her presentation by pointing out that trillions of dollars will be needed over the next 20 years to modernize, repair and expand the nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure, and traditional funding mechanisms, such […]

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Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson talks about the roles and responsibilities of his office

In 2009, the Delta Reform Act directed the State Water Resources Control Board to appoint a watermaster for the Delta.  In 2010, Craig Wilson was appointed as the first Delta Watermaster.  Since taking office, Mr. Wilson has initiated several activities, from compliance and enforcement actions and investigations of water users to the preparation of policy-level reports on key water issues. […]

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Letter: Northern California water agencies concerned that revised Delta flow requirments and a change in point of diversion in the Delta will impact upstream water rights

In a letter sent last month to Natural Resources Secretary John Laird and State Water Board Chairman Charles Hoppin, Northern California water agencies expressed their concern of what the impact of changes in flow standards for the Delta along with a change in the point of diversion for the state and federal water projects will be on upstream water rights, and […]

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Is Peace Possible in the Delta? Panel discussion to bring together Delta Dialogues participants to tell the story of the process

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, the Delta Conservancy will host the event, “Is Peace Possible in the Delta?,” to bring together some of the participants in the Conservancy’s “Delta Dialogues” project for a panel discussion of the process and whether this type of facilitated discussion might lead to progress in the Delta. The Delta Dialogues is a project sponsored by […]

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California Water Policy Seminar Series: Senator Lois Wolk speaks about the Delta and the importance of finding collaborative solutions

The UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences kicked off its California Water Policy Seminar Series on January 7th, 2013 with State Senator Lois Wolk, who spoke about interconnectivity and the Delta, and the importance of collaboration and involving the community in achieving successful results for large restoration projects. Senator Wolk began her political career by serving on the Davis City […]

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Developing the Delta Science Plan: Defining the problems, proposing solutions

Discussion of the development of the Delta Science Plan continued at the December 13th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council as Dr. Peter Goodwin, Lead Scientist, updated the Council members on the progress of the science plan. At the November meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the direction from Council members was to define the problems that the Science Plan […]

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