METROPOLITAN BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: SWP contract amendment for Delta conveyance; Activities of the Delta conveyance JPAs; Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy

At the September meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, Steve Arakawa, Metropolitan’s Bay Delta Initiatives Manager, updated the committee members on the negotiations between the State Water Project contractors and the Department of Water Resources regarding the Delta conveyance project, and the activities of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority and the Delta Conveyance Finance JPA.  […]

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CA WATER COMMISSION: DWR Director Karla Nemeth on the Department’s Strategic Plan, Delta conveyance

At the August meeting of the California Water Commission, Karla Nemeth, Director of the Department of Water Resources (DWR), spoke to the commissioners about the Department’s strategic plan and the work underway on the Delta conveyance project, which she noted nests into the strategic plan as a key feature of what needs to be done to modernize the State Water […]

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SAC PRESS CLUB: Droughts, Tunnels & Clean Water: A Conversation on California Water Policy

Secretary Wade Crowfoot, Jeff Kightlinger, and Jennifer Pierre discuss the Delta tunnel project, the long-awaited biological opinions, SB 1, voluntary agreements, and the relationship between the Newsom and Trump administrations Recently, the Sacramento Press Club hosted a panel discussion on the future of California water featuring Secretary Wade Crowfoot, Metropolitan General Manager Jeff Kightlinger, and State Water Contractors General Manager […]

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DELTA CONVEYANCE UPDATE: Valley Water board ponders their participation level, discusses an Delta conveyance environmental stakeholder committee

At the August meeting of the Board of Directors of Valley Water (formerly the Santa Clara Valley Water District), staff updated the board of directors on the status of the Delta conveyance project and the negotiations for the State Water Project contract amendment.  Board members also discussed their participation level in the Delta conveyance project and the importance of public […]

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MET WATER PLANNING & STEWARDSHIP COMM: Secretary Crowfoot talks about the water resilience portfolio, Delta conveyance, and more …

At the July meeting of Metropolitan’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee meeting, the bulk of the meeting was taken up by a visit from Secretary of Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot who discussed the Governor’s water resilience portfolio and reiterated the Newsom Administration’s support for modernized conveyance in the Delta.  That was followed by a robust discussion that included further discussion […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY DELTA COMMITTEE: Update on Governor’s water resilience portfolio and Delta conveyance planning efforts

At last week’s meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, Bay Delta Initiatives Manager Steve Arakawa updated the committee on the Governor’s water resilience portfolio and the continuing planning efforts for Delta conveyance. STATEWIDE WATER RESILIENCE PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT The state administration is looking for input from different parts of the state on a water resilience portfolio, including water […]

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MET BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: Update on Delta conveyance

At the May meeting of the Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay Delta, Steve Arakawa, Bay Delta Initiatives Manager, updated the committee members on the Governor’s Executive Order announced on April 29, the Governor’s announcements supporting a single-tunnel option, and the activities of the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority and the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority.  This was the first […]

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CAL WATER FIX: Metropolitan Board workshop compares one-tunnel options to Cal Water Fix

Presentation compares water delivery capability, stormwater diversion capability, water quality benefits, reverse flows, seismic events, project costs Governor Newsom sent reverberations through the California water community when he announced during his state of the state address: “I do not support the Water Fix as currently configured,” said Governor Newsom. “Meaning, I do not support the twin tunnels. But we can […]

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CAL WATER FIX HEARING: State Water Board grants request for 60-day stay

Ex parte communications remain prohibited From the Cal Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Board: This ruling addresses the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (collectively petitioners) March 1, 2019 request to place in abeyance petitioners’ joint water right change petition (petition) for the California WaterFix Project (WaterFix) and stay the hearing on […]

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THIS JUST IN … Department of Water Resources requests 60 day stay in Cal Water Fix hearings at the State Water Board

The Department of Water Resources has sent this letter to Tam Doduc at the State Water Board: Dear Hearing Officer Doduc: The California Department of Water Resources (“DWR”) and the Bureau of Reclamation, collectively known as Petitioners, respectfully request the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”) to temporarily place the petition for a change in point of diversion […]

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