THIS JUST IN … Lawsuit filed against Delta Stewardship Council over Delta Plan conveyance amendment

Lawsuit alleges Council violated the Delta Reform Act and the California Environmental Quality Act by amending the Delta Plan to give the tunnels priority over restoring the Bay-Delta From the Center for Biological Diversity: A coalition of environmental groups today sued the California Delta Stewardship Council for amending the state’s Delta Plan to back construction of two enormous tunnels to […]

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THIS JUST IN … Water Commission Releases Next Round of Scores for Water Storage Projects

From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission today released the next round of staff-recommended scores for eight proposed water storage projects seeking Proposition 1 funding. The three scores released today evaluate the projects based on their ability to meet the state’s environmental and water quality priorities, their resiliency, and potential risks to construction or operation, as required by […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation updates 2018 Central Valley Project water allocations South-of-Delta

Slight boost to South-of-Delta ag from 40% to 45% From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today issued updated allocations for South-of-Delta Central Valley Project contractors for the 2018 contract year. Based on continued refinement of hydrologic analyses and other operational factors, the allocation for South-of-Delta agricultural water service contractors has increased from 40 percent to 45 percent. […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects; Harmful algal bloom season beginning in California’s waterways; Weekly water and climate update: Western drought intensifies and expands

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects From the California Department of Fish and Wildlife: At its May 24 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $13 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 12 approved projects will benefit fish and wildlife—including some endangered species—while others […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Reclamation pauses Klamath Project deliveries through May 26; Delta Conservancy Hosting Workshop for the Central Delta Corridor Conservation Strategy on June 5

Reclamation pauses Klamath Project deliveries through May 26 Officials work with other partners in the basin to provide water to Project contractors to get through end of month From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Basin Area Office has notified Klamath Project irrigators that they must temporarily restrict taking water deliveries from the Klamath Project due to […]

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THIS JUST IN … Water Supply Allocation Increases Slightly for State Water Contractors

State Water Project allocation now 35%, up from 30% From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today increased the State Water Project (SWP) allocation for 2018 to 35 percent – up slightly from the 30 percent allocation announced in April. In December, SWP contractors were notified of an initial 15 percent allocation that was […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Legislative hearing requested for State Water Project contract extension amendment; Long-term conservation legislation maintains appropriate local control; California Water Alliance issues statement opposing Prop 68

Legislative hearing requested for State Water Project contract extension amendment Informational hearing before the Legislature required at least 60 days prior to approval of the contract extension As part of the construction of the State Water Project, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) in the 1960s entered into water supply contracts with public water agencies located in northern California, the […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR Releases Draft Prioritization of Groundwater Basins Under SGMA

38 basins previously ranked high/medium priority drop to low/very-low priority; 14 new basins now high/medium priority and subject to SGMA Comment Period Opens Today and Runs Through July 18 From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released a draft prioritization of groundwater basins as required by the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Congressman McNerney blasts attempt to block Delta tunnels litigation; Water efficiency bills head to the Governor for signature

Congressman McNerney blasts attempt to block Delta tunnels litigation From Congressman Jerry McNerney’s office: In response to the inclusion of an outlier provision in the FY 2019 Interior and Environment funding bill – which would exempt the Environmental Impact Report and the Environmental Impact Statement for the California WaterFix plan from state or federal judicial review – Congressman Jerry McNerney […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR forms partnership for design and construction of WaterFix; JPA charged with constructing California Water Fix holds inaugural meeting; Delta County Supervisors in staunch opposition to WaterFix construction

DWR Forms Partnership for Design and Construction of WaterFix From the Department of Water Resources: Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) entered into a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement with the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA), forming a partnership for the design and construction of California WaterFix. “This agreement signals a key step toward implementation of WaterFix, […]

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