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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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Congressman Costa Crosses Party Lines to Bring More Water to the Valley

Congressman Costa Crosses Party Lines to Bring More Water to the Valley From Congressman Jim Costa’s office: Today, Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) again crossed party lines in the House Natural Resources Committee to support two bills that could dramatically improve the reliability and quantity of Valley water supplies. The first bill – introduced by Representatives Ken Calvert (CA-42) and Costa […]

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THIS JUST IN … Congressman John Garamendi Slams Efforts to Outlaw Judicial Review of California WaterFix; NRDC and Restore the Delta respond

From Congressman John Garamendi’s office: Today, Congressman John Garamendi, a longtime opponent of the California WaterFix who served as Deputy Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, critiqued language in the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior and Environment appropriations bill that would prohibit state and federal judicial review of the Environmental Impact Statement or Environmental Impact Report for California WaterFix: […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Administrative Hearing Office proposed for State Water Board; Public Review of Final South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan; Attorney General Becerra and San Diego Water Board file Notice of Intent to Sue over Tijuana River sewage

Administrative Hearing Office Proposed for State Water Resources Control Board From Best Best & Krieger: With the release of California’s budget trailer bill came proposed new legislation on Friday that would add an Administrative Hearing Office within the State Water Resources Control Board. If passed, the newly formed Administrative Hearing Office would provide a neutral, fair and efficient forum for […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Contractors Announce Formation of Joint Powers Authority for California WaterFix

From the State Water Contractors: Uniting Southern and Northern California in a collaborative water supply reliability vision, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) and Zone 7 Water Agency today announced their partnership and formation of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority (DCA) — the public agency that will be […]

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THIS JUST IN … California WaterFix Implementation Prompts Organizational Adjustments at DWR

Final permitting for WaterFix is on the horizon and implementation is imminent,” says DWR Director Karla Nemeth From Karla Nemeth, Director of the Department of Water Resources: California WaterFix marked several key milestones last year and in recent months, including the completion of the State’s environmental review process, productive collaboration on cost allocation among the State Water Contractors, and the […]

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