NEWS WORTH NOTING: New report on considerations for local groundwater markets; DWR releases PSP for Prop 1 water desalination grants; Public opinion poll shows high level of confidence in San Diego’s water supply reliability

New report: Trading Sustainably: Critical Considerations for Local Groundwater Markets Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, From UC Berkeley School of Law, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment We are pleased to share with you our new report, Trading Sustainably: Critical Considerations for Local Groundwater Markets Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, from the Center for Law, Energy & the […]

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REACTIONS to the release of the biological opinions for the California Water Fix project

Yesterday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service issued their biological opinions for the California Water Fix, finding that the Delta tunnels project would not jeopardize listed species. Here is what agencies and stakeholders had to say, listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water Agencies: Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Executive […]

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MEDIA CALL: Federal fish agencies and water agencies discuss the California Water Fix biological opinions

Today, with the release of the biological opinions, federal fish agencies and the water agencies held a media call.  On the call was Paul Souza, Pacific Southwest Regional Director for US FWS; Barry Thom, West Coast Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries; David Murillo, Regional Director for Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region; and Michelle Banonis, Assistant Chief Deputy Director at the […]

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THIS JUST IN … California WaterFix Receives Authorization under the U.S. Endangered Species Act

From the Department of Water Resources: “Federal agencies responsible for the protection of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) today provided biological opinions on the proposed construction and operation of California WaterFix. These biological opinions allow WaterFix to continue moving toward construction as early as 2018. This important project is designed to ensure a reliable water source for […]

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THIS JUST IN … California Water Fix biological opinions posted

From NOAA: California WaterFix is an infrastructure project that would include constructing two tunnels to convey water from the north to the south Delta. The purpose of WaterFix is to modernize water infrastructure and provide a secure and reliable source of water to meet the needs of farmers and communities, while including measures to address the needs of fish and […]

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THIS JUST IN … Bill Croyle, DWR Acting Director, Retires

From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources Acting Director William R. Croyle today announced his retirement, effective July 1, 2017. Croyle put his original retirement plans on hold in January 2017 when he was asked by Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. to serve as Acting Director of the department. Cindy Messer, DWR Chief Deputy Director, […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Stewardship Council Votes to Approve Delta Plan Amendments; Corps, SCWA sign $6.3 million cost-sharing agreement for Dry Creek Project; Weekly water and climate update

Delta Stewardship Council Votes to Approve Delta Plan Amendments Fails to meet state mandates, says Restore the Delta From Restore the Delta: The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) endorsed proposed conveyance and storage amendments to the Delta Plan today. For years, Restore the Delta, environmental groups, and Delta residents have requested the Delta Stewardship Council to follow Delta Reform Act mandates […]

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THIS JUST IN … Court of Appeal rules on San Diego-Metropolitan rate case; both sides claim victory

The Court of Appeal ruled today in the San Diego County Water Authority vs. Metropolitan Water District rate case.  By my quick skim of the decision, it looks rather mixed with some things being remanded to the trial court.  An appeal to the Supreme court is likely, notes San Diego in their press release, so it’s probably not over yet.  […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Independent Science Board releases review of California Water Fix Final EIR; ACWA Policy Document: 21st century water infrastructure; Blue-green algal bloom found in San Luis Reservoir

Delta Independent Science Board releases review of California Water Fix EIR From the Delta Independent Science Board: The Delta Reform Act of 2009 directs the Delta Independent Science Board to review environmental impact assessments of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (now California WaterFix). Here, in our fifth such review, we focus on the adequacy of the scientific information presented in […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Seats Available on New Sonoma County Groundwater Advisory Committees; Corps releases revised docs for Folsom Dam Raise project; Court finds local taxes on non-Indian possessory interests in Indian Country not preempted by federal law

Seats Available on New Sonoma County Groundwater Advisory Committees People who are interested in groundwater and who live in the Santa Rosa Plain or in Sonoma Valley groundwater basins, are urged to apply for a seat on one of the new groundwater advisory committees. The new advisory committees will provide input and feedback on policies, programs and projects to the […]

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