NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Smith Canal Gate Project Consistency Determination Appeal Public Hearing

From the Delta Stewardship Council: Notice for January 2019 Smith Canal Gate Project Public Hearing The Delta Stewardship Council will hold a public hearing regarding the appeal of the certification of consistency submitted by the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency (SJAFCA) regarding the Smith Canal Gate Project, Certification Number C21088. The hearing will take place at the time, date […]

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CONSISTENCY DETERMINATION: City of Stockton Finds Envision Stockton 2040 General Plan Consistent with Delta Plan

From the Delta Stewardship Council: Envision Stockton 2040 General Plan (C201811) The following certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for a covered action has been submitted to the Delta Stewardship Council (Council): Certification Number: C201811 Covered Action Title: Envision Stockton 2040 General Plan Certifying Agency: City of Stockton Certification Date: 12/19/18 The certification of consistency and any associated documents […]

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CAL WATER FIX CONSISTENCY DETERMINATION APPEAL WORKSHOP: Delta tunnel proponents come out in support of Cal Water Fix at the Delta Stewardship Council

Today (Wednesday) is the first day of an expected two-day public workshop on the Delta Stewardship Council’s staff draft determination that there is not enough evidence in the record to support the Department of Water Resources’ determination that the California Water Fix project is consistent with the Delta Plan. Brief background: The Department of Water Resources filed a consistency determination […]

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Cal WaterFix Appeal hearing begins at the Delta Stewardship Council

Hearing on whether the California Water Fix is consistent with the Delta Plan is expected to last three days Today, the Delta Stewardship Council will begin what is expected to be a three-day public hearing on the appeal of DWR’s consistency determination for the California WaterFix project. The 2009 Delta Reform Act created the Delta Stewardship Council and charged the […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: A Study Comparing Ways to Estimate Crop Evapotranspiration in the Delta

The Delta Watermaster leads a panel discussing a recent study that compared 7 different methods for estimating consumptive use of crops grown in the Delta At the May meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Delta Watermaster Michael George discussed the recently completed study:  A Comparative Study for Estimating Crop Evapotranspiration in the Delta which compared seven different models and methods of […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Data to Decision Making: The Open and Transparent Water Data Act

In 2016, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1755, the Open and Transparent Water Data Act, which requires the Department of Water Resources, in consultation with the California Water Quality Monitoring Council, the State Water Resources Control Board, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife to improve the accessibility and usability of water and environmental data. The intended outcome for AB […]

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THIS JUST IN … Lawsuit filed against Delta Stewardship Council over Delta Plan conveyance amendment

Lawsuit alleges Council violated the Delta Reform Act and the California Environmental Quality Act by amending the Delta Plan to give the tunnels priority over restoring the Bay-Delta From the Center for Biological Diversity: A coalition of environmental groups today sued the California Delta Stewardship Council for amending the state’s Delta Plan to back construction of two enormous tunnels to […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Three amendments to Delta Plan adopted

The Delta Stewardship Council adopts amendments to the Delta Plan regarding conveyance, levee prioritization, and performance measures At the April meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Councilmembers voted 5-2 to certify the environmental impact report and adopt three amendments to the Delta Plan.  The amendments, in development for years, address the prioritization of state investments in Delta levees, Delta conveyance, […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Easements: A tool for preserving resources we value, or a straight-jacket that will limit our ability to adapt to a changing world? A study from Paradise Cut

A conflict over easements complicate progress on a badly needed flood bypass for the San Joaquin The Paradise Cut Bypass Expansion Project is a multi-benefit project that would reduce flood risk and improve habitat while maintaining agricultural land along the San Joaquin River near Manteca.  The project would increase the flood conveyance capacity by lengthening and widening Paradise Cut and […]

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DELTA PROTECTION COMMISSION: Delta Watermaster Michael George gives quarterly update

Update covers consumptive use study, implementation of the WIIN Act, and more … At the November meeting of the Delta Protection Commission, Delta Watermaster Michael George gave his quarterly update to the Commission on the activities of his office and the State Water Resources Control Board.  In his presentation, he discussed the consumptive use study, an update on the activities […]

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