REACTIONS to Santa Clara Valley Water District’s vote on Cal Water Fix

Yesterday, the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors voted 4 to 3 to participate in California WaterFix.  Here’s what officials and organizations had to say. From the Santa Clara Valley Water District: Today, the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors voted 4-3 to participate in the California WaterFix project, the state’s proposed plan to improve the […]

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Ahead of key Cal Water Fix vote today in Santa Clara, tunnel opponents come out swinging

This morning, starting at 9:30am, the Santa Clara Valley Water District will be voting on whether to support the full California Water Fix project, a vote that was put off last week to give the directors more time to consider their decision. Here’s what tunnel opponents are saying this morning: Metropolitan Water District Accused of Violating Transparency Law, Jeopardizing April […]

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THIS JUST IN … Commission Moves Step Closer to Funding Prop 1 Water Storage Projects

From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission on Thursday determined the public benefits and eligible funding amounts for 11 proposed water storage projects, taking another step toward awarding close to $2.7 billion in funding to help expand the state’s water storage capacity The decisions capped a three-day meeting in Sacramento in which the Commission heard staff recommendations as […]

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California Water Commission posts Water Storage Investment Program Public Benefit Ratio Appeal Responses

From the California Water Commission: California Water Commission staff today released updated assessments of the public benefits of proposed water storage projects, a step that keeps the Commission on track to award $2.7 billion in funding this summer. Proposition 1, approved by voters in 2014, funds the public benefit aspects of water storage projects: specifically, ecosystem improvement, water quality improvement, […]

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REACTIONS to Metropolitan Water District vote to support full California Water Fix project

Yesterday, the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors voted to support full construction of the California Water Fix, although nowhere near unanimously with vote shaking out to roughly 61% to 39%. Here’s what agencies and organizations had to say, beginning with Metropolitan Water District, the Governor, and then agencies and organizations in alphabetical order. From Metropolitan Water District: The board […]

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OROVILLE OPERATIONS UPDATE: Use of Main Spillway Now Unlikely

From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today determined use of Lake Oroville’s flood control outlet spillway (also known as the main spillway) is now unlikely this week. The weather system experienced in the Feather River basin over the weekend, while delivering an unusually high amount of precipitation for this time of year, did […]

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CA WEATHER BLOG: April surprise: warm and wet late-season atmospheric river to soak NorCal

From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: ” … Another extremely warm and moist atmospheric river, with a moisture transport corridor originating near the Hawaiian Islands (hence, “Pineapple Express), is once again steaming toward California. By several meteorological measures, the airmass associated with this storm is pretty extraordinary: the amount of atmospheric water vapor (precipitable water) expected to be […]

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OROVILLE OPERATIONS UPDATE: Outflow from Hyatt Power Plant increased

From the Department of Water Resources: Forecasted storms expected in the Feather River basin this weekend may require using Lake Oroville’s flood control outlet spillway (also known as the main spillway) this week or next. After last year’s spillway incident, the Department created the 2017/18 Lake Oroville Winter Operations Plan to ensure public safety in the event of major storm […]

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WATER SUPPLY INDEX FORECAST for February 1, 2018

From the Department of Resources: Department of Resources staff has finished the February 1, 2018 Water Supply Index (WSI) and Bulletin 120 (B120) forecasts. The forecasts include observed conditions through the end of January. The forecasts are posted at: WSI:       http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/iodir/wsi B120:     http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/iodir/b120 Forecast Summary: The projected median April-July (AJ) runoff in the major Sierra river basins ranges from 29 […]

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