DELTA SCIENCE: Lead Scientist Dr. Callaway updates the State Water Board on science efforts in the Delta

At the May 21st meeting of the State Water Board, Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway updated Board members of ongoing science efforts in the Delta.  In his update, Dr. Callaway discussed the advisory panel report on biological goals, the results from the recent research solicitation, and a paper on salmon resiliency in the face of climate change. BIOLOGICAL GOALS ADVISORY […]

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MORE REACTIONS: Reclamation, Feinstein, Costa, Gray, and MID react to voluntary agreements and State Water Board vote on San Joaquin River tributary flow standards

From the Bureau of Reclamation: Statement from Brenda Burman, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation: I am very proud of the accomplishments we have made with the state and with our partners on the framework for voluntary agreements to address water flow issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basins. I am also extremely pleased that we were able to reach […]

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REACTIONS: Water agencies and organizations react to voluntary settlements and the State Water Board vote to adopt new flow standards for San Joaquin River tributaries

In a meeting yesterday that began at 9:30am and went into the evening, the State Water Board voted 4-1 to adopt the controversial flow standards for San Joaquin River tributaries and salinity standards for the South Delta, while leaving room open for a voluntary settlement agreement. Here’s what water agencies and stakeholders had to say: From the State Water Resources […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: California Water Fix update, State Water Board’s Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan update

At the July meeting of the Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members received an update on the California Water Fix project, including a report on the recent meetings of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Agency and the Delta Conveyance Finance JPA.  They were also briefed on the State Water Board’s update to the Bay Delta Water […]

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State Water Board officials discuss release of Bay Delta Plan update documents

Earlier today, the State Water Board released the draft final documents for the Bay Delta Plan update for the Lower San Joaquin River and southern Delta, as well as a framework document for Sacramento River and Delta.  As part of the update to the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan, both the final documents for the San Joaquin River as […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Board Seeks Public Comment on Final Draft Bay-Delta Plan Update for the Lower San Joaquin River and Southern Delta

Framework for updating Sacramento/Delta flow requirements also released From the State Water Resources Control Board: Following nine years of research and extensive public outreach, the State Water Resources Control Board today released a final draft plan to increase water flows through the Lower San Joaquin River and its tributaries—the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers—to prevent an ecological crisis, including the […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION: The Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan Update: Now What Happens?

Panel at ACWA Conference discusses unimpaired versus functional flows and the potential for voluntary settlements The State Water Board is expected this year to adopt proposed changes to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay/ Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary, more commonly known as the Bay-Delta Plan. Among its considerations, the proposals would increase flow requirements to a […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Board posts materials related to the Phase II Update of the Bay-Delta Plan

From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board has posted several documents on its website related to the Phase II update of the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta Plan).  Phase II addresses requirements for flows and cold water habitat in the Sacramento River, its tributaries, and tributaries […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION: D-1641: How the water quality control planning process works

Attorneys panel with Tess Dunham, Anna Brathwaite, and Larry Caster discusses the water quality control planning process, the San Joaquin flow proposal for Phase 1, and the federal preemption process At ACWA’s spring conference held in Monterey, this attorney’s program presentation focused on the update to the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan, giving background on the basic legal framework […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: Update on Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan update, California Water Fix proceedings

At the April meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Committee members heard an update on the State Water Board’s update on the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan and a brief update on the California Water Fix proceedings. UPDATE ON STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD’S PROCEEDINGS REGARDING THE BAY DELTA WATER QUALITY CONTROL PLAN The first item on […]

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