California Water Commission: SGMA Best Management Practices, basin boundary modifications, and the Water Storage Investment Program

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Draft regulations for the Water Storage Investment Program scheduled to be released at the end of the month With many issues yet to be resolved on the water storage regulations, members of the California Water Commission buckled down and got to work in a two-day meeting last week.  Among the items on the agenda, and status report on the development […]

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Overview of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan 2017 update

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Staff from Central Valley Flood Protection Board and DWR brief the Delta Stewardship Council on the update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board to prepare for upcoming joint meeting The Delta Reform Act set out several tasks for the Delta Stewardship Council, among them that they lead a multi-agency effort to update priorities for State investments in the Delta […]

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Delta Watermaster Michael George gives his quarterly report to the Delta Stewardship Council

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Report covers SB-88 implementation, recent water rights rulings, the New Delta Accords, and the status of the update to the Delta’s Water Quality Control Plan At the July meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Delta Watermaster Michael George gave a lengthy update on the activities and the State Water Board, covering the implementation of SB 88, the settlement of Delta […]

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Metropolitan’s Bay Delta Committee discusses California Water Fix and the state’s Delta smelt strategy

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Staff also presents an overview of Metropolitan’s science efforts in the Delta At the July meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Committee members were briefed on the California Water Fix and the Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy, as well as an overview of Metropolitan’s science efforts. Here’s a recap of what they discussed. UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA WATER FIX Steve […]

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July update on the Water Storage Investment Program

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This month’s update covers the proposed revised schedule for development of the regulation, climate change analysis, the peer review process, and an overview of the technical reference document In November 2014, California voters approved Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion water bond for investments in the state’s water systems; of that, $2.7 billion was allocated for the public benefits of surface […]

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Update on DWR’s Reservoir Reoperation Study

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DWR’s Ajay Goyal tells the Delta Stewardship Council that there are benefits to reoperation of the state’s system, but they look to be limited Senate Bill X2 1, passed in 2008,  allocated resources for the planning and feasibility studies to identify potential options for the reoperation of the state’s flood protection and water supply systems that would optimize the use […]

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California Water Fix and summertime water operations discussed at Metropolitan committee meeting

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The Special Committee on the Bay Delta hears an update on the California Water Fix project, including the upcoming hearings, the facilities design, and the latest on the cost allocation discussions; Conflicting actions for winter-run Chinook and Delta smelt also discussed At the June meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, the presentations and discussions included […]

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Update on the Water Storage Investment Program

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Details on the progress of the regulations from updates at both the Delta Stewardship Council and the California Water Commission The California Water Commission is the designated agency to award $2.7 billion of Prop 1 funding for the public benefits of water storage projects.  Since the passage of Prop 1, the Commission has been working on developing the regulations for […]

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California Water Commission: An update on the Water Storage Investment Program

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Shortening the application process and early funding for environmental documents among the modification to be considered at the June meeting With the passage of Proposition 1 in November of 2014, voters approved $7.5 billion for a variety of water projects and programs, with $2.7 billion of that set aside to pay for public benefits of water storage projects. The California […]

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California Water Commission: Update on State Water Project operations and issues

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Acting Deputy Director of the State Water Project reports on forced outages, and the status of planned maintenance and upgrades One of the statutory responsibilities of the California Water Commission is to conduct an annual review of the progress of the construction and operation of the State Water Resources Development System and to submit a report on its findings to […]

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