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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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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CAL WATER FIX HEARING: Ruling letter for March 27

The State Water Resources Control Board, California Water Fix Hearing Team has released the latest ruling letter on the Cal Water Fix hearing. “This ruling addresses objections to several Department of Water Resources (DWR) exhibits as well as DWR’s responses to cross-examination that we allowed Patrick Porgans to conduct in writing. We are excluding DWR-1143 subject to the direction provided […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX HEARING: Ruling letter for March 1

From the California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Resources Control Board: This ruling addresses the requests by Ms. Deirdre Des Jardins for (1) clarification of our ruling of February 21, 2018, and (2) an order directing the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to provide additional responses to the subpoena duces tecum issued by Pacific Coast Federation of […]

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THIS JUST IN … California Cities Sue State, Allege Secret Discussions of Cal Water Fix

From Courthouse News Service: “Over a dozen California cities, water agencies and environmentalists sued the state late Tuesday, alleging that state regulators have been secretly plotting and discussing a contentious $16 billion water project. The petitioners, led by Sacramento and San Joaquin counties, have uncovered public records that they claim prove that State Water Resources Board staffers discussed technical reviews […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY DELTA COMMITTEE: Committee members discuss financing construction of entire Cal Water Fix project

At yesterday’s meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, the entirety of the meeting was devoted to discussion of financing the entire Cal Water Fix project. Prior to the start of the discussion, five members of the community, including LA Waterkeeper and Food and Water Watch, spoke in opposition to the Cal Water Fix project, citing ratepayer impacts and […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Board hearing officers decide to proceed with Part 2 of the Cal Water Fix hearing

Hearing will resume tomorrow at 9:30 From the State Water Resources Control Board: “This ruling addresses the outstanding motions to stay this proceeding until Petitioners announce a decision as to whether they intend to implement the WaterFix Project in stages and, if so, release a final supplement to the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project and any other necessary […]

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CAL WATER FIX: Metropolitan Committee discusses the possible staged construction of the project

There’s a bit of room for partial participation by CVP contractors; Metropolitan directors float idea of financing construction of entire project At Monday’s meeting of Metropolitan’s Water Stewardship and Planning Committee, Steve Arakawa, Manager of Bay Delta Initiatives, updated the committee members on the Cal Water Fix project, given the state’s long-anticipated announcement of a phased approach to construction of […]

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