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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DELTA PLAN INTERAGENCY IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE: The Science Enterprise Workshop: Supporting and implementing collaborative science

Committee of state, local, and federal agencies discusses integrated modeling, what can be learned from other science enterprises in the nation 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 […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Update on the Science and Management of Aquatic Weeds in the Delta

Panel highlights actions of multiple agencies to control the invasive aquatic weeds that clog the Delta’s waterways Invasive aquatic vegetation in the Delta has dramatically expanded over the last decade, adversely impacting recreation and navigation, and reducing the quality of habitat for native species.  Dramatic increases in invasive aquatic vegetation in the Delta have occurred over the last decade from […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Water Year 2016 in review; Overview of Delta levee assessment district feasibility study

A retrospective look at water operations during Water Year 2016; plus an overview of the Delta Protection Commission’s Delta Flood Risk Management Assessment District Feasibility Study WATER YEAR 2016 IN REVIEW The water year for 2016 came to an end on September 30, 2016.  Each successive year of historic drought conditions has brought new water management challenges, and the challenge […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Laying the foundation for an ecosystem restoration amendment to the Delta Plan

Panel discussion features presentations on SFEI’s upcoming report, A Delta Renewed, and DFW’s Delta Conservation Framework effort In April of 2013, the Delta Stewardship Council adopted the Delta Plan,a comprehensive, long-term management plan for the Delta that created policies and recommendations to further the coequal goals for the Delta of improving statewide water supply reliability and protecting and restoring the […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Update on the Delta smelt resiliency strategy

In July, the Natural Resources Agency released the Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy, a set of immediate and near-term management actions intended to improve the status of the Delta smelt, in response to record low numbers of Delta smelt for two consecutive years. The strategy identifies 13 management actions intended to be implemented by the Department of Water Resources, Department of […]

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

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

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

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

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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