THIS JUST IN … Metropolitan Water District to vote again on whether to authorize increased funding of WaterFix

Re-vote scheduled for July 10 board meeting The following is the text of a memo sent to the Metropolitan Board of Directors from General Counsel Marcia Scully and General Manager Jeff Kightlinger: Date:  June 6, 2018 To:   Board of Directors, Member Agency Managers From:  Marcia Scully, General Counsel, Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager Subject: Notice of Brown Act Violation and Demand, […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY DELTA COMMITTEE: Update on California Water Fix and the Design and Construction Authority and the Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Program

At the May meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members received an update on the California Water Fix project, including the start up of the Design and Construction JPA, and an update on the Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Program. UPDATE ON CAL WATER FIX Bay Delta Initiatives Manager Steve Arakawa updated the committee […]

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CAL WATER FIX HEARING: Ruling letter addressing outstanding procedural motions from the case-in-chief phase of Part 2

The California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Board has released a ruling letter addressing outstanding procedural motions from the case-in-chief phase of Part 2. Specifically, the ruling covers motions to strike the oral testimony of Dr. Fraser Shilling and Christopher Neudeck; a motion to strike Barbara Vlamis’ written testimony; the Sacramento Valley Water Users’ subpoena to DWR; […]

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CAL WATER FIX HEARING: Hearing pauses until June 29th; DWR to share administrative draft of the SEIR when available

From the Cal Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Board: “The scheduled hearing days through June 29, 2018 are hereby cancelled. We also direct the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to share the administrative draft of the Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement Supplement (EIR Supplement) with the service list when it becomes available as offered by DWR […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: Briefing on the reconsultation for the operation of the state and federal water projects, Delta ecosystem restoration, and prepping for a major Cal Water Fix announcement

Briefing on the reconsulation process gives context for recent public meetings to maximize CVP deliveries The January meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta featured a briefing on the process underway at the Bureau of Reclamation for the reconsultation on long-term operations of the state and federal water projects, an update on restoration projects underway in the Delta, […]

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