DELTA PLAN INTERAGENCY IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE: Ecosystem Restoration Progress Update

Panel discusses the progress made on ecosystem restoration projects in the Delta At the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee meeting held in November, the last agenda item was an update on the restoration projects underway in the Delta.  The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Carl Wilcox briefed Committee members on the Delta Conservation Framework; and David Okita and Kris Tjernell […]

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DELTA PLAN INTERAGENCY IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE: Linking Best Available Science with Decision Making

Presentations on the State of Bay Delta Science 2016, San Francisco Estuary Institute’s A Delta Renewed The second of two biannual meetings of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee was held in November of 2016.  The Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) is comprised of eighteen heads of the state, federal, and local agencies that are responsible for implementation of […]

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California EcoRestore: Making restoration happen

Administration officials chart the progress of restoration and highlight the successes in the first year of implementation of the Eco Restore Program California EcoRestore is the Brown Administration’s initiative to help coordinate and advance at least 30,000 acres of critical habitat restoration in the Delta by 2020.  Announced in April of 2015, the program has been in operation just slightly […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Pt 3: Implementing One Delta, One Science; Flows and Fishes Report

Committee hears about progress made on collaborative science in the Delta; Dr. Steven Brandt presents the Fishes and Flows report At the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) meeting held November 16th, committee members were briefed on the progress made on coordinating science efforts in the Delta, as well as the latest report from the Delta Independent Science Board, Flows […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Pt 2: An update on California Eco Restore and the Yolo Bypass

Agency officials discuss the progress made towards Eco Restore’s goal of 30,000 acres; Committee is also updated on the ongoing collaborative effort in the Yolo Bypass The Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPICC) held the second of two semi-annual meetings on November 16 in Sacramento.  The Committee is comprised of eighteen heads of the state, federal, and local agencies that […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, pt 1: Delta Challenges: Complex, Chaotic or Simply Cantankerous

The Committee discusses the challenges facing the Delta, and what their respective agencies are doing to address them As implementation of the first Delta Plan enters its third year, the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee held the second of two semi-annual meetings on November 16 in Sacramento. The Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) is comprised of eighteen heads of […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, part 4: New momentum for habitat restoration, integrating flood and ecosystem planning in the Yolo Bypass

Reclamation, DWR, and Yolo County official report on progress on integration efforts in the Yolo Bypass In between Sacramento and Davis lies the Yolo Bypass, a narrow strip of land that finds itself in the crosshairs of federal, state, and local interests and multiple projects that seek to integrate agriculture, wildlife benefits, and public access, all while maintaining the bypass’ […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, part 3: Interagency Crackdown on Aquatic Invasive Weeds in the Delta

This past year, invasive weeds in the Delta were likely the worst it’s ever been, with the low flows due to the drought and lack of cold, freezing temperatures allowing the invasive  water hyacinth to proliferate and choke much of the Delta’s waterways. Water hyacinth is the most visible of the Delta’s invasive weed problem, creating dense mats up to […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Part 2: The near-term future of water storage

Chair of the Water Commission Joe Byrne discusses the specifics and the process for allocating the water bond’s $2.7 billion for storage projects At the May meeting of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Chair of the Water Commission Joe Byrne spoke to the Committee about the water storage funds allocated in the bond and the activities the Commission has […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Pt. 1: Actionable Delta Science & a very brief update on Cal Water Fix and Cal Eco Restore

The interagency committee charged with implementation of the Delta Plan endorses a list of high priority science actions for the Delta As implementation of the first Delta Plan enters its third year, the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee held the first of two semi-annual meetings on May 11, 2015. The Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) is comprised of eighteen […]

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