NEWS WORTH NOTING: Exploratory work begins at Shasta Dam; Delta Islands and Levees study final EIS released for review; Reclamation releases final environmental documents for the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel Nutrient Enrichment Project

Exploratory work begins at Shasta Dam From the Bureau of Reclamation: Over the next several months, Bureau of Reclamation geologists are extracting core samples from on, around and deep within Shasta Dam. Gathered data will be used to characterize concrete and geology conditions related to a proposed 18 ½ feet Shasta Dam raise. The federal government has been studying the […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation releases updated environmental document for California WaterFix

From the Bureau of Reclamation: “The Bureau of Reclamation released today the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the California WaterFix. The document outlines several changes proposed by the California Department of Water Resources, the state lead agency for the California WaterFix, which require additional analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act. The proposed modifications in the environmental […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Stewardship Council Members recuse themselves from California Water Fix appeal hearing; Report: An assessment of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act for municipal water suppliers; Weekly water and climate report: Hurricane Florence breaks rainfall records

Delta Stewardship Council Members recuse themselves from California Water Fix appeal hearing From the Delta Stewardship Council (via email): The Delta Stewardship Council (Council) has the following announcements related to the appeals proceedings regarding the Certification of Consistency for California Water Fix (Certification No. C20185). Council Member Susan Tatayon has recused herself from the California Water Fix appeals proceedings because […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR releases economic analysis showing value of investing in WaterFix

The benefit-cost analysis shows water users will see benefits far exceeding costs, state says From the Department of Water Resources: Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Benefit-Cost Analysis for California WaterFix by Dr. David Sunding, a professor of natural resource economics at UC Berkeley, that finds WaterFix could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Californians who […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Congressman Garamendi sends letter to EPA regarding WIFIA letter of interest submitted by the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority; Report: Integrating water efficiency into long-term demand forecasting

Congressman Garamendi sends letter to EPA regarding WIFIA letter of interest submitted by the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority Yesterday, Congressman John Garamendi sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging several inaccuracies in the Letter of Interest submitted by the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority (DCFA).  The DCFA recently submitted a letter of interest for $9.5 billion in funding for […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Restore the Delta presents new environmental justice report at Stockton press conference; New report on measuring progress toward universal access to water and sanitation in California; New outdoor water use efficiency report highlights recommendations for transforming CA’s urban landscapes

Restore the Delta Presents New Environmental Justice Report at Stockton Press Conference From Restore the Delta: Today, Restore the Delta held a press conference to debut their new environmental justice report, “The Fate of the Delta: Impacts of Proposed Water Projects and Plans on Delta Environmental Justice Communities.” Restore the Delta created this historical, sociological report to document the environmental […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Gov. Brown closes climate summit: “We’re launching our own damn satellite”; CA and WA team up on forest health, climate change; McNerney’s WaterSense legislation included in infrastructure bill; LADWP water projects save 730M gallons of water/year

Governor Brown Closes Global Climate Action Summit: “We’re Launching Our Own Damn Satellite” California, Planet Labs Inc. Launch Groundbreaking Initiative to Develop Satellite-Based Technologies, Track and Attack Climate Pollutants From the Office of the Governor: In closing remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that the State of California is teaming up with […]

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THIS JUST IN … Delta Stewardship Council schedules appeal hearing for California Water Fix

Council schedules Oct. 24-26, 2018 Public Hearing for WaterFix Appeals From the Delta Stewardship Council: The Delta Stewardship Council has scheduled a public hearing on nine appeals of the certification of consistency with the Delta Plan that was filed by the California Department of Water Resources for its California WaterFix project. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Valley wins big in House water resources measure; DWR commits to greater greenhouse gas emission reductions; Collaboration-themed SJRRP Science Meeting delivers prestigious Keys Award; Metropolitan boosts recreation at Diamond Valley Lake

Valley Wins Big in House Water Resources Measure From the Office of Congressman Jim Costa: The San Joaquin Valley could see significant increases in water storage capacity due to water resources legislation that passed today in the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan and bicameral support. Thanks to the leadership of Valley Congressmen Jim Costa (CA-16) and Jeff Denham (CA-10), […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Frazier: State Water Project contract amendments a bad deal for taxpayers; Valley Congressmen continue fighting the water grab; Feinstein: Senate funding bill ‘big win for California’

Assemblyman Jim Frazier: State Water Project Contract Amendments A Bad Deal for Taxpayers Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay), chair of the Legislature’s Delta Caucus, released the following statement today concerning the Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s Hearing on proposals to extend the State Water Project contracts. “We must have a complete picture of the financial, economic and environmental impacts the state […]

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