CAL WATER FIX: Ruling letter for June 14, 2017

CALIFORNIA WATERFIX HEARING – RULING DENYING IN PART THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCE’S MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER From the State Water Board: San Joaquin County and the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District (San Joaquin Parties) served a notice and subpoena duces tecum (San Joaquin Parties’ notice) on the Department of Water Resources (DWR) requesting production of the electronic Excel […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Ruling Letter for May 2

From the State Water Resources Control Board: CALIFORNIA WATERFIX HEARING – RULING GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES’ MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER On March 28, 2017, North Delta Water Agency (NDWA) served a notice on the Department of Water Resources (DWR) requesting Dr. Parviz Nader-Tehrani, a DWR employee, to appear as a witness for […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Ruling regarding rebuttal of Phase 1

This ruling addresses the following issues pertaining to the Part 1 rebuttal phase of the water right change petition hearing for the California WaterFix Project: (1) admissibility of written rebuttal testimony, (2) location changes for certain hearing dates, (3) order of presentation for rebuttal testimony, (4) time limits for rebuttal testimony and cross-examination, (5) sur-rebuttal, and (6) changes to the […]

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CA WATER LAW SYMPOSIUM: Lawyers discuss the Cal Water Fix change petition process at the State Water Board

To implement the California Water Fix project, the Bureau of Reclamation and Department of Water Resources must obtain the State Water Board’s approval of petitions to change certain elements of the Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP) water right permits and licenses, including most notably adding new points of diversion. The WaterFix hearing process is predicted to […]

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METROPOLITAN’S SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE BAY-DELTA: Preparing to make decision on California Water Fix; pending amendments to the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan

ACWA’s newly adopted policy on Delta flows also briefly presented At the March meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members heard the plan for bringing the California Water Fix project before the board for a decision and an update on the pending Delta Plan amendment process currently underway at the Delta Stewardship Council. UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan Committee hear presentation on the cost estimate and risk assessment for the Delta tunnels

At the February meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Committee members heard a presentation on the cost estimates and risk assessment work that has been done on the California Water Fix project.  But prior to that, Steve Arakawa, manager of the Bay-Delta Initiatives Program, gave a brief update on the status of the California Water Fix […]

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