THIS JUST IN … Bureau of Reclamation Outlines Water Year 2017 Central Valley Project Water Supply Conditions

From the Bureau of Reclamation: In preparation for the initial 2017 water supply allocation announcement, the Bureau of Reclamation is providing an update on water supply conditions for the federal Central Valley Project (CVP). The water year (WY) runs from October 1 to September 30; the contract year for most CVP contractors runs from March 1 to February 28. The […]

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California Water Fix update: Groups respond to DWR and Reclamation’s objection to the request for extension

Additional groups file requests for an extension Several groups have sent letters in response to the Department of Water Resources letter to the State Water Board opposing the multiple requests for an extension of time after DWR and Reclamation submitted their documents to the State Water Board in preparation for the upcoming hearing. (In other words, it’s the response to […]

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California Water Fix update: DWR and Reclamation send letter to State Board, opposing an extension of time

Submitted information is not new, the letter states Last week after the Department of Water Resources and Reclamation filed their documents outlining their case for the California Water Fix project to the State Water Board, several groups made requests for extension of time to review the documents. In a letter to the State Water Board, DWR and Reclamation oppose any […]

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Delta Stewardship Council: Independent science review panels and the biological opinions

Panel at the Delta Stewardship Council discusses the effectiveness and impact of the yearly independent science panel review of the biological opinion RPAs for operations of the state and federal water project The National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have each issued a biological opinion on the long-term operations of the Central Valley Project and […]

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This just in … Bureau of Reclamation Outlines Water Year 2016 Central Valley Project Water Supply Conditions

From the Bureau of Reclamation: In preparation for the initial 2016 water supply allocation announcement later this winter, the Bureau of Reclamation is providing an update on water supply conditions for the federal Central Valley Project (CVP). The water year (WY) runs from October 1 to September 30; the contract year for most CVP contractors runs from March 1 to […]

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Environmental documents for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project presented at Los Banos public meeting

The draft environmental documents analyze the environmental impacts of the implementation of the biological opinions on state and federal water project operations On Tuesday, September 15, the Bureau of Reclamation held a public meeting in Los Banos, one of the four public meetings held across the state to gather public comment on the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the […]

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This just in … DWR and Reclamation submit joint petition for change in water right permits and licenses re: California Water Fix

From the State Water Resources Control Board: On August 26, 2015, the California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation submitted a joint petition for change in water right permit and license conditions¬† for the State Water Project and Central Valley Project to add points of diversion of water on the Sacramento River associated with the California WaterFix […]

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This just in … Reclamation Transmits to Congress Final Report on Proposed Shasta Dam Raise

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation transmitted to Congress today the Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation. The report describes the technical, environmental, economic, and financial evaluations prepared to date for alternatives to raise Shasta Dam, located approximately 10 miles northwest of Redding, Calif. The report also identifies next […]

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Media call: Federal and state officials discuss Sacramento River temperature management operations

Federal and state officials talk openly about the difficulties and challenges of maintaining cold water through the summer to support fall-run Chinook salmon Yesterday, officials from the Bureau of Reclamation and the state and federal fish agencies held a media call to discuss the situation at Shasta Lake and the suspension of the Sacramento River temperature plan, and how they […]

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This just in … Bureau of Reclamation files Notice of Intent to prepare recirculated EIR/EIS for the BDCP

Three new alternatives to be analyzed The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources have filed notice in the federal register of their intent to prepare a partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIR/SDEIS) on the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan. The RDEIR/SDEIS will describe and analyze refinement […]

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