LETTER: Senator Feinstein praises Newsom decision to support a single Delta tunnel project

“I believe it is critical that California build a single tunnel to improve Delta conveyance,” she says. Last week, Senator Feinstein sent a letter to Governor Newsom praising his decision to revoke approvals of the California Water Fix project and instead proceed towards a single tunnel project. In her letter, she cited the importance of modernizing the state’s infrastructure to […]

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REACTIONS: Water agencies, environmental organizations, legislators, and Delta stakeholders react to single-tunnel Delta conveyance project *UPDATED*

Today, Natural Resources Agency announced that the Department of Water Resources will cease pursuit of permits for a twin tunnel conveyance project and instead advance a single-tunnel conveyance project for the Bay Delta. Here’s what water agencies and organizations had to say.  (As I receive statements, I will continue to post them here.) From Christie Kalkowski, Bureau of Reclamation, Acting […]

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REACTIONS: Organizations and water agencies react to Governor Newsom’s Water Resilience Plan

Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order directing the Secretaries of Natural Resources, California Department of Food and Ag, and Cal EPA to prepare a Water Resilience Plan that will create a water system to the water needs of California’s communities, economy, and the environment into the future. Here’s what organizations had to say: (If I receive additional statements, I […]

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AFTERNOON NEWS FLASH … Public Meetings on Permitting for Long-term Operations of the State Water Project Planned

From the Department of Water Resources: Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) issued notice that it will seek an updated environmental permit to operate the State Water Project through a state-based approach in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The department’s notice that it will prepare an Environmental Impact Report for long-term operation of the […]

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REACTIONS: Water contractors react to updated CVP allocation for south of Delta ag

Yesterday, the Bureau of Reclamation announced an updated water allocation for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors south of the Delta of 65%.  Here’s what some of those water contractors had to say. From the San Luis-Delta Mendota Water Authority: Today’s announcement that south-of-delta CVP water supplies have increased from 55% to 65%, while positive, is disappointing in a water year […]

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OROVILLE SPILLWAY: Photo gallery and videos of the spillway’s first use

With dry weather in the forecast, the Department of Water Resources stopped releases from the newly-rebuilt Oroville Dam spillway on Wednesday.  Outflows from the spillway started at 8,300 cfs on April 2 and peaked at 25,000 cfs on April 7.  Department experts and federal regulators confirmed that the spillway performed as designed. Here are pictures and videos of the spillway […]

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CAL WATER FIX: Groups send letter to Governor Newsom regarding key issues with California Water Fix

“It is time finally for the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and consider the required range of reasonable alternatives to a Tunnel project,” the letter states. Heartened by the change in administrations, conservation groups this week sent a letter to Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot and Cal EPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld outlining what they see as the key […]

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ESTUARY NEWS: Choppy waters for flow rules, High road or high water for wildlife, Putah Creek pipeline for salmon, and more …

  The March issue explores past and future water quality monitoring programs in San Francisco Bay, ranging from the 50-year old USGS program now facing an uncertain future to new buoys monitoring ocean acidification due to climate change and a proposal for a regionally coordinated effort to track wetland outcomes. Other stories chase salmon scientists up Putah Creek, reveal problems […]

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Fishing and river groups weigh in on the Voluntary Agreements

Their analysis concludes that the voluntary agreements as proposed could worsen conditions in the Delta Last week, the Department of Water Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted a proposal to the State Water Board as an alternative to the update of the Bay Delta Plan.  The submittal for the agreement was signed by 44 individuals, representing mainly […]

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REACTIONS (UPDATED) from agencies, legislators, and organizations to Governor Newsom’s announcements on Cal Water Fix, New State Water Board Chair

Plus a wrap-up of media coverage of today’s events In Governor Newsom’s State of the State address earlier today, he expressed his support for a single-tunnel option and named Joaquin Esquivel to be the new Chair of the State Water Board. Here are reactions from organizations and legislators, in alphabetical order; news coverage follows.  (I will update this post this […]

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