THIS JUST IN … Delta Stewardship Council staff issues draft determination: substantial evidence does not exist in the record to support DWR’s finding that California WaterFix is consistent with the Delta Plan

Public workshop scheduled for November 15 and 16 From the Delta Stewardship Council: The Delta Stewardship Council (Council) will conduct a public workshop on November 15-16, 2018 at the Ramada Inn (1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691) to review and discuss a staff draft Determination related to appeals received on the California WaterFix project Certification of Consistency with the […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay Delta discusses the Water Fix economic analysis

In September of 2018, the Department of Water Resources released the latest economic analysis for the California Water Fix which was prepared by Dr. David Sunding, a professor of natural resource economics at UC Berkeley.  At the October meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, Dr. Sunding was on hand to give an overview of the report. Dr. […]

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Cal WaterFix Appeal hearing begins at the Delta Stewardship Council

Hearing on whether the California Water Fix is consistent with the Delta Plan is expected to last three days Today, the Delta Stewardship Council will begin what is expected to be a three-day public hearing on the appeal of DWR’s consistency determination for the California WaterFix project. The 2009 Delta Reform Act created the Delta Stewardship Council and charged the […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation releases updated environmental document for California WaterFix

From the Bureau of Reclamation: “The Bureau of Reclamation released today the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the California WaterFix. The document outlines several changes proposed by the California Department of Water Resources, the state lead agency for the California WaterFix, which require additional analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act. The proposed modifications in the environmental […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR releases economic analysis showing value of investing in WaterFix

The benefit-cost analysis shows water users will see benefits far exceeding costs, state says From the Department of Water Resources: Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Benefit-Cost Analysis for California WaterFix by Dr. David Sunding, a professor of natural resource economics at UC Berkeley, that finds WaterFix could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Californians who […]

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THIS JUST IN … Delta Stewardship Council schedules appeal hearing for California Water Fix

Council schedules Oct. 24-26, 2018 Public Hearing for WaterFix Appeals From the Delta Stewardship Council: The Delta Stewardship Council has scheduled a public hearing on nine appeals of the certification of consistency with the Delta Plan that was filed by the California Department of Water Resources for its California WaterFix project. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday […]

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CAL WATER FIX HEARING: Ruling on procedural matters, updated hearing schedule

Sur-rebuttal to begin on September 26 From the California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Board: Service List and Interested Parties, This email transmits the hearing officers’ ruling on two procedural matters, and provides notice that hearing team staff will be deleting existing files in parties’ WaterFix File Transfer Protocol (FTP) folders. On September 11, 2018, Local Agencies […]

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THIS JUST IN … Watchdogs Sue Metropolitan Water District Over Delta Tunnel Financing

MWD’s planned rate hikes to pay for WaterFix Project violate Propositions 26 and 13 From Food and Water Watch: Food & Water Watch and Center for Food Safety served a lawsuit today to challenge the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s approval of $11 billion to fund the twin Delta Tunnels. The groups claim MWD’s financing violates the taxpayer protection […]

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CAL WATER FIX HEARING: Response to San Joaquin Tributaries letter regarding July 27 ruling

From the California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Board, the latest ruling letter: “This letter responds to the San Joaquin Tributaries Authority’s (SJTA) August 1, 2018 letter regarding our July 27, 2018 ruling on rebuttal testimony and subpoenas. In that ruling, we determined that SJTA’s rebuttal testimony concerning the merits of the Vernalis flow criteria contained in […]

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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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