THIS JUST IN … Lawsuit filed against Delta Stewardship Council over Delta Plan conveyance amendment

Lawsuit alleges Council violated the Delta Reform Act and the California Environmental Quality Act by amending the Delta Plan to give the tunnels priority over restoring the Bay-Delta From the Center for Biological Diversity: A coalition of environmental groups today sued the California Delta Stewardship Council for amending the state’s Delta Plan to back construction of two enormous tunnels to […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Three amendments to Delta Plan adopted

The Delta Stewardship Council adopts amendments to the Delta Plan regarding conveyance, levee prioritization, and performance measures At the April meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Councilmembers voted 5-2 to certify the environmental impact report and adopt three amendments to the Delta Plan.  The amendments, in development for years, address the prioritization of state investments in Delta levees, Delta conveyance, […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Panel examines the effects of the proposed conveyance amendment

Water officials and Delta advocates weigh in on the impacts of the proposed Delta Plan amendment to address conveyance, storage, and operations The Delta Stewardship Council is proposing to amend the Delta Plan to promote options for water conveyance, storage systems, and the operation of both as required by Water Code Section 85304. The draft Delta Plan conveyance, storage, and […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Examining the science supporting the proposed Delta conveyance amendment

Science panel weighs in on the proposed Delta Plan amendment addressing conveyance, storage, and operations At the May meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, councilmembers once again took up the issue of the Delta Plan amendment regarding conveyance, storage, and operations.  The marathon meeting was well attended by water export interests, Restore the Delta, and the Save the California Delta […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: Committee members discuss Delta Plan amendments, prepare for California Water Fix decision

Completion of the biological opinions expected by June 9th At the May meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, the pending Delta Plan amendments were discussed, as well as a brief update on the California Water Fix.  But first, the meeting started as most do with an invitation for the public to address the Committee.  Usually, there isn’t anyone […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Changes made to Conveyance, Storage, and Operations amendment, but Delta advocates still not satisfied

It was a standing-room only crowd that packed two rooms at the April meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, as Delta advocates gathered to voice their opposition to the California Water Fix project, and so by extension, the Council’s proposed amendment to the Delta Plan regarding conveyance, storage, and operation. Executive Officer Jessica Pearson began with the background and history […]

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Tunnel opponents weigh in on Delta Stewardship Council’s proposed Delta Plan amendment on conveyance

Council meeting in Brentwood draws full house It was standing room only for the Delta Stewardship Council’s March meeting, held last Thursday in Brentwood, as Restore the Delta, Save the California Delta Alliance, and other opponents of the California Water Fix project were out in force to hear the latest and weigh in on the Council’s pending Delta Plan amendment […]

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A review of pending Delta Plan Amendments

Delta Stewardship Council’s Dan Ray briefs the California Water Commission on pending Delta Plan amendments for conveyance, storage, and operations, and investments in Delta levees At the March meeting of the California Water Commission, Dan Ray, Chief Deputy Executive Officer of the Delta Stewardship Council, updated the Commission members on new amendments to the Delta Plan that are currently under […]

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Delta Stewardship Council considers a Delta Plan amendment on conveyance, storage, and operations

The developing Delta Plan amendment to be subject of CEQA scoping meeting on Friday, March 24 Conveyance was the issue of the afternoon at the February 23rd meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council as the Council first received an update on the California Water Fix project and then discussed the proposed Delta Plan amendment for conveyance, system storage, and the […]

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Delta Stewardship Council addresses Delta conveyance and water storage operations

Council votes to start work on potential Delta Plan amendment, which would include additional regulatory policies and/or recommendations to address Delta conveyance At the March meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, council members discussed and ultimately decided to move forward with initiating the process to amend the Delta Plan to address water conveyance, storage, and the operation of both to […]

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