Panel discussion: The state of the state’s water system

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Panel members review the year’s hydrology, discuss ongoing state initiatives At last month’s ACWA conference, a panel of agency officials discussed current hydrology and some of the factors driving state and federal decision making on the operation of State Water Project and Central Valley Project, as well as touched on ongoing initiatives related to the future of the state’s water […]

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Delta Independent Science Board: Water Supply Reliability Panel

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A look at the operations of the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project ‘Water supply reliability’: It’s a term you hear quite often, but it can be hard to pin down what exactly people mean when they say it, as the term seems to mean different things to different people.  At the February meeting of the Delta Independent […]

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This just in … Bureau of Reclamation Outlines Water Year 2016 Central Valley Project Water Supply Conditions

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: In preparation for the initial 2016 water supply allocation announcement later this winter, the Bureau of Reclamation is providing an update on water supply conditions for the federal Central Valley Project (CVP). The water year (WY) runs from October 1 to September 30; the contract year for most CVP contractors runs from March 1 to […]

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The 2016 Drought Contingency Plan for CVP & SWP operations

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board has posted the February through October 2016 Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) submitted by the California Department of Water Resources and United States Bureau of Reclamation to the State Water Board Executive Director in compliance with the December 15, 2015 State Water Board Order pertaining to changed requirements […]

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Environmental documents for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project presented at Los Banos public meeting

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The draft environmental documents analyze the environmental impacts of the implementation of the biological opinions on state and federal water project operations On Tuesday, September 15, the Bureau of Reclamation held a public meeting in Los Banos, one of the four public meetings held across the state to gather public comment on the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the […]

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Media call: Federal and state officials discuss Sacramento River temperature management operations

Shasta Lake on August 25th, 2014.  This is looking from what could be the lake front water of Shasta Lake Rv Resort and Campground on the Sacramento River Arm of the lake. (August 25th, 2014)

Federal and state officials talk openly about the difficulties and challenges of maintaining cold water through the summer to support fall-run Chinook salmon Yesterday, officials from the Bureau of Reclamation and the state and federal fish agencies held a media call to discuss the situation at Shasta Lake and the suspension of the Sacramento River temperature plan, and how they […]

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Bureau of Reclamation updates Central Valley Project water supply information

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Initial 2015 water supply allocation remains unchanged; officials continue to monitor conditions From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation reports that, due to continued dry conditions, the initial 2015 water supply allocation released on February 27 for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors remains unchanged. “When we announced the initial allocation, we committed to […]

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Managing turbidity for Delta smelt

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Metropolitan’s David Fullerton and Paul Hutton say there’s a relationship between turbidity and Delta smelt, and demonstrate that by cutting back Delta pumping at strategic times, they can avoid take of Delta smelt at the export pumps and gain water in the long-run At the February 24th meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, David Fullerton, Principal […]

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Media call: Reclamation officials brief reporters on the Central Valley Project allocation

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Earlier today, officials with the Bureau of Reclamation held a media call to brief reporters on the initial Central Valley Project allocation.  Here is what they had to say. DAVID MURILLO, Regional Director for Mid-Pacific Region, started off … Today’s picture is not a pretty one. Based on all indicators, we’re looking at fourth year of drought, and our initial […]

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Farm organizations and water agencies react to Central Valley Project initial allocation

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California Farm Water Coalition, Santa Clara Valley Water District, San Juan Water District, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, and Westlands Water District respond Earlier today, the Bureau of Reclamation released its long-awaited and dreaded allocation for the Central Valley Project.  Here are the reactions from from agencies and organizations, listed in alphabetical order: From the California Farm Bureau Federation: […]

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