DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Changes made to Conveyance, Storage, and Operations amendment, but Delta advocates still not satisfied

It was a standing-room only crowd that packed two rooms at the April meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, as Delta advocates gathered to voice their opposition to the California Water Fix project, and so by extension, the Council’s proposed amendment to the Delta Plan regarding conveyance, storage, and operation. Executive Officer Jessica Pearson began with the background and history […]

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Tunnel opponents weigh in on Delta Stewardship Council’s proposed Delta Plan amendment on conveyance

Council meeting in Brentwood draws full house It was standing room only for the Delta Stewardship Council’s March meeting, held last Thursday in Brentwood, as Restore the Delta, Save the California Delta Alliance, and other opponents of the California Water Fix project were out in force to hear the latest and weigh in on the Council’s pending Delta Plan amendment […]

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A review of pending Delta Plan Amendments

Delta Stewardship Council’s Dan Ray briefs the California Water Commission on pending Delta Plan amendments for conveyance, storage, and operations, and investments in Delta levees At the March meeting of the California Water Commission, Dan Ray, Chief Deputy Executive Officer of the Delta Stewardship Council, updated the Commission members on new amendments to the Delta Plan that are currently under […]

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Delta Stewardship Council considers a Delta Plan amendment on conveyance, storage, and operations

The developing Delta Plan amendment to be subject of CEQA scoping meeting on Friday, March 24 Conveyance was the issue of the afternoon at the February 23rd meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council as the Council first received an update on the California Water Fix project and then discussed the proposed Delta Plan amendment for conveyance, system storage, and the […]

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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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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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