Santa Clara Valley Water District BDCP workstudy session, part 2: American Rivers John Cain and The Nature Conservancy’s Leo Winternitz discuss the BDCP

So what does the environmental community think of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan? In order to understand the details of the Plan better, earlier this year American Rivers and The Nature Conservancy commissioned an independent science panel review to evaluate the draft documents of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  (Click here for the report.)  At the November 8 workstudy session […]

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Santa Clara Valley Water District BDCP workstudy session, part 3: Russell van Loben Sels gives the in-Delta perspective on the BDCP

What do those that live and farm in the Delta think of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan?  Is there a solution for the Delta that the in-Delta interests would support?  Russell van Loben Sels, a fourth generation farmer, gives the in-Delta perspective in this last segment of coverage from the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s second workstudy session on the […]

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Santa Clara Valley Water District BDCP workstudy session, Part 1: DFW’s Carl Wilcox

As a large water supplier dependent on Delta water for a large portion of its water supplies, the Santa Clara Valley Water District has been holding a series of workstudy sessions to examine the Bay Delta Conservation Plan more closely. The first workshop, held on October 11 and covered in this post featured a panel that included Mark Cowin, the […]

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Jerry Meral makes a case for the BDCP to the Redding City Council, and speaks to Northern California concerns

At their request, the Redding City Council heard a presentation by Dr. Jerry Meral, Deputy Director of the California Natural Resources Agency, on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan at a special meeting held on November 18, 2013.  During his presentation, Jerry Meral explained why the administration felt the BDCP was needed, as well as addressed some of the concerns of […]

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Letter: SoCal legislators write Governor & Secretary Jewell, expressing support for BDCP and urging to ‘stay the course’

Southern California state legislators have sent a letter to Governor Brown and Secretary Jewell, expressing their support for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and urging them to stay the course with the upcoming release of the documents and subsequent 120-day public comment period. The letter, signed by Senator Bill Emmerson and 17 other state legislators, notes the dry conditions and […]

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Lloyd Carter: Westlands officials ponder big buy-in on Bay Delta Conservation Plan

From Lloyd Carter at the Chronicles of the Hydraulic Brotherhood blog: “Westlands Water District directors Wednesday (Nov. 21) hosted a workshop on the controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and were told by California Department of Water Resources (DWR) officials the big federal water district in western Fresno and Kings counties may have to pony up $162 million over the […]

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Letter: San Joaquin County Supervisors write letter to Secretary Laird, expressing their concerns over the BDCP and asking, what is Plan B?

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has written a letter to Secretary John Laird highlighting several issues that were raised at a recent meeting. While the Governor’s California Water Action Plan contains portions which certain bear further analysis, such as new water storage, water quality remediation, and flood control, the County cannot support a Plan that presumes an isolated […]

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Letter: Friends of the River send letter, say deficiencies in the upcoming draft EIR/EIS make the BDCP ready for scoping, at best

The Friends of the River have sent a letter to NOAA fisheries, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, US EPA, and the California Natural Resources Agency thanking them for the recent meeting, which confirmed their previous assertions: ” … As a result of the discussion at our meeting, it is now confirmed that the factual matters set forth […]

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Dr. Jeffrey Michael and Jerry Meral discuss the economics of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

At the State of the Estuary conference held at the end of October, economist Jeff Michael and Deputy Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency Jerry Meral discussed the economics of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan in a panel discussion that was moderated by Executive Officer of the Delta Conservancy, Campbell Ingram. The session began with Dr. Jeffrey Michael and […]

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