CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan’s third white paper on Cal Water Fix finance and cost allocation

The third in a series of policy papers prepared for the consideration of Metropolitan’s Board of Directors in advance of planned summer meetings and decisions in fall 2017. From the Metropolitan Water District: Modernizing and improving California’s water system is essential for the reliable delivery of water supplies to much of the state. About 30 percent of the water that […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan Water District posts second white paper on project operations

Metropolitan Water District has posted its second white paper on the California Water Fix, Modernizing the System: California Water Fix Operations.  The white paper is the second in a series of three white papers that have been prepared to inform board members prior to the September decision on the California Water Fix project. “Modernizing and improving California’s water system are […]

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REACTIONS: Water agencies and stakeholder groups react to certification of the California Water Fix environmental documents

Water agencies praise the move; Restore the Delta vows litigation Earlier today, the Department of Water Resources held a press call to announce the certification of the environmental documents for the California Water Fix. Here’s what Cindy Messer, Acting Director of the Department of Water Resources, had to say: Water districts and stakeholder organizations were quick to react.  Here’s what […]

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MORE REACTIONS to the passage of HR 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act: Congressmen and organizations issue statements

Yesterday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed HR 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act, by a vote of 230 to 190, largely along party lines.  The bill now moves to the Senate, where Senators Feinstein and Harris have already stated their opposition. For all posts regarding H.R. 23 posted on Maven’s Notebook, click here. Congressmen Costa, Garamendi, McNerney and […]

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REACTIONS: California Water Alliance, NRDC, and others weigh in on HR 23, the The Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017

More more organizations issuing statements HR 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017 which the House is expected to take up sometime this week. For all posts regarding H.R. 23 posted on Maven’s Notebook, click here. From the California Water Alliance: The California Water Alliance (CalWA) urges members of the House of Representatives to support and vote […]

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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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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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Reaction to the State’s resiliency strategy for Sacramento Valley salmon and steelhead

State Resiliency Strategies Show Significant Promise to Improve Conditions for Fish in California Innovative and Comprehensive Approach Seeks to Improve Co-Equal Goals in Delta From the Metropolitan Water District, Northern California Water Association, Westlands Water District, and the San Joaquin Tributaries Association: The California Natural Resources Agency today issued a progress report on its Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy (Resiliency Strategy). […]

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Fish Restoration Program Update: Prospect Island Tidal Habitat Restoration Project, Real estate acquisition, Regional salinity monitoring, and Restoration RFP

From the Department of Water Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Fish Restoration Program (FRP) addresses specific habitat restoration requirements of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) biological opinions (Biological Opinions) for State Water Project (SWP) […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR Opens Bids for Oroville Spillway Repair

Bids for spillway work start at $275 million From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today opened bids submitted by three contractors to repair the Oroville spillway. The bids are for work to implement DWR’s Oroville spillway recovery plan so a system is in place by November 1, 2017 that can safely accommodate next winter’s […]

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