This just in … Delta Stewardship Council appeals June 24 ruling of Sacramento County Superior Court

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From the Delta Stewardship Council: The Delta Stewardship Council today (Tuesday) appealed a June 24 ruling of the Sacramento Superior Court that invalidated the Council’s Delta Plan over what the court said were the Delta Plan’s lack of enforceable, quantifiable targets for some of its performance measures and the failure to adequately promote options for conveying water across the Delta. […]

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Overview of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan 2017 update

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Staff from Central Valley Flood Protection Board and DWR brief the Delta Stewardship Council on the update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board to prepare for upcoming joint meeting The Delta Reform Act set out several tasks for the Delta Stewardship Council, among them that they lead a multi-agency effort to update priorities for State investments in the Delta […]

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Delta Watermaster Michael George gives his quarterly report to the Delta Stewardship Council

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Report covers SB-88 implementation, recent water rights rulings, the New Delta Accords, and the status of the update to the Delta’s Water Quality Control Plan At the July meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Delta Watermaster Michael George gave a lengthy update on the activities and the State Water Board, covering the implementation of SB 88, the settlement of Delta […]

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Update on DWR’s Reservoir Reoperation Study

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DWR’s Ajay Goyal tells the Delta Stewardship Council that there are benefits to reoperation of the state’s system, but they look to be limited Senate Bill X2 1, passed in 2008,  allocated resources for the planning and feasibility studies to identify potential options for the reoperation of the state’s flood protection and water supply systems that would optimize the use […]

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Update on the Water Storage Investment Program

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Details on the progress of the regulations from updates at both the Delta Stewardship Council and the California Water Commission The California Water Commission is the designated agency to award $2.7 billion of Prop 1 funding for the public benefits of water storage projects.  Since the passage of Prop 1, the Commission has been working on developing the regulations for […]

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This just in … Delta Stewardship Council issues statement on court’s tentative Delta Plan ruling

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From the Delta Stewardship Council: Statement of Jessica Pearson, Executive Officer: While the Sacramento Superior Court’s May 19th ruling upheld significant aspects of the Council’s Delta Plan, the tentative ruling from today unfortunately moves to set aside the Delta Plan until specified revisions are completed. At the same time, the Court validated the Council’s role in creating an enforceable Delta […]

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This just in … Court issues clarification on Delta Plan ruling

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“To be clear, the Delta Plan is invalid and must be set aside until proper revisions are completed.” The Sacramento Superior Court has issued a tentative ruling on multiple parties requests for clarification of the recent ruling on the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan. In May of 2013, the Council adopted a Delta Plan containing 14 regulatory policies and 73 […]

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Randy Fiorini: The Delta Plan: Putting the pieces together

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Randy Fiorini, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council, talks about the role of the Council and their efforts to implement the Delta Plan There are literally hundreds of agencies that have at least some responsibility for the Delta; the Delta Stewardship Council is the only one charged with developing and implementing a single blueprint to integrate and guide all actions. […]

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Delta Stewardship Council: Independent science review panels and the biological opinions

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Panel at the Delta Stewardship Council discusses the effectiveness and impact of the yearly independent science panel review of the biological opinion RPAs for operations of the state and federal water project The National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have each issued a biological opinion on the long-term operations of the Central Valley Project and […]

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