CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan Committee hears presentation on Cal Water Fix cost allocation and financing

On August 14th, Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta and the Water Planning and Stewardship Committee held a joint meeting to hear a presentation on the last of three white papers that staff has prepared on the California Water Fix, this one focusing on the costs and financing for the project.  Staff has developed the white papers to inform board […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Save the California Delta Alliance writes Water Board expressing concerns about starting Part 2; DWR responds

On August 3rd, the Save the California Delta Alliance expressed their concerns about the preparations for beginning Part 2 of the hearings in an 11-page letter, saying: Read Save the California Delta Alliance letter here: CWF STCDA Letter The Department of Water Resources has responded, noting that these matters have already been decided in prior rulings, saying: Read the response […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan’s third white paper on Cal Water Fix finance and cost allocation

The third in a series of policy papers prepared for the consideration of Metropolitan’s Board of Directors in advance of planned summer meetings and decisions in fall 2017. From the Metropolitan Water District: Modernizing and improving California’s water system is essential for the reliable delivery of water supplies to much of the state. About 30 percent of the water that […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Deadlines to Respond to Part 2 Scheduling and SVWU Motion

From the California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Resources Control Board: Part 2 Hearing Schedule Request On August 1, 2017, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) via email, confirmed the public availability and provided hyperlinks to the final Biological Opinions from the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the final 2081(b) Incidental […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: DWR Letter: Public Availability of Sufficient Information to Notice Part 2 of the California WaterFix water rights change petition hearing

From the California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Board: Letter from the Department of Water Resources to the Hearing Officers Dear Hearing Officers, On Monday, July 31, 2017, the California Department of Water Resources (“DWR”) submitted notice to the hearing team and parties for the California WaterFix water rights change petition hearing regarding the availability of the […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan Bay Delta Committee hears presentation on California Water Fix operations

Second white paper focuses on project operations, water reliability, and regulations At the Metropolitan Water District’s joint committee meeting of the Special Committee on the Bay Delta and the Water Planning and Stewardship Committee, committee members heard a presentation on the white paper, Modernizing the System: California Water Fix Operations.  The white paper is the second in a series of […]

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GUEST COMMENTARY: The Twin Tunnels Water Project Jeopardizes the Affordability of Your Water Rates, say Don Nottoli and Oscar Villegas

From the Delta Counties Coalition, Don Nottoli and Oscar Villegas write, “One of the most monumental and potentially devastating decisions in California’s water history is currently being considered, and the health and sustainability of the backbone of California’s water system and affordability of your water rates are at stake. Over the next month or two, a number of public water […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Ruling letter for July 27 denying Sacto Valley water users’ request to hold open part 1 of the hearing

From the California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Resources Control Board: On July 10, 2017, the Sacramento Valley Water Users (SVWU) requested that the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) hold open Part 1 of the hearing on the water right change petition for the WaterFix Project. SVWU seek more time to evaluate new information […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan Water District posts second white paper on project operations

Metropolitan Water District has posted its second white paper on the California Water Fix, Modernizing the System: California Water Fix Operations.  The white paper is the second in a series of three white papers that have been prepared to inform board members prior to the September decision on the California Water Fix project. “Modernizing and improving California’s water system are […]

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THIS JUST IN … California WaterFix Reaches Key Milestone as State Environmental Review Is Certified

From the Department of Water Resources: Clearing another major milestone toward the modernization of the state’s water delivery system, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today certified the environmental analysis of the California WaterFix. Today’s announcement follows recent federal biological opinions that confirm the project is consistent with environmental and wildlife protection standards. “Today, we have reached our next […]

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