CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Ruling letter for November 20

From the California Water Fix hearing team at the State Water Resources Control Board: “The ruling contained herein addresses a request to modify our direction regarding objections, an emergency extension request by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), et al., the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) objection to NRDC’s Supplemental Notice of Intent to Appear (Supplemental NOI), an addition to […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Ruling on issues concerning supplemental notices of intent to appear

From the State Water Board’s Cal WaterFix hearing team: “We required parties that previously submitted a notice of intent to appear (NOI) indicating their intent to call witnesses to testify during Part 2 of this hearing to submit a supplemental NOI by noon on October 13, 2017. This ruling addresses the supplemental NOIs filed by the San Joaquin River Exchange […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: California Water Fix Ruling Letter, November 8th

From the State Water Resources Control Board’s Cal Water Fix hearing team: This ruling addresses questions raised by parties during the pre-hearing conference held on October 19, 2017. The ruling letter covers changes in the project, Delta flow criteria, reports authored by the State Water Board, scope of Part 2, and evidentiary objections. Read the ruling letter here:  20171108_post_phc2ruling with […]

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THIS JUST IN … Department of Interior/Bureau of Reclamation issues statement on California Water Fix

Below is a statement from the Department of the Interior released Oct. 25 regarding the California WaterFix. “While the Department of the Interior shares the goals of the state of California to deliver water with more certainty, eliminating risks to the California water supply and improving the environment, at this time, the Department under the current state proposal does not expect […]

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REACTIONS to Santa Clara Valley Water District vote on California Water Fix from Brown Administration, Restore the Delta, and Delta Counties

Yesterday, the Santa Clara Valley Water District voted to join the California Water Fix but with some conditions, a vote that caused confusion and conflicting headlines from the water district and newspapers.  Here are reactions from yesterday’s vote at the Santa Clara Valley Water District.  The statements from the Santa Clara Valley Water District are brought forward from yesterday’s ‘This […]

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REACTIONS to Metropolitan’s vote for the California Water Fix

Yesterday, the Metropolitan Board of Directors voted for the California Water Fix, although by no means unanimously.  Here are the reactions, starting with Metropolitan’s statement, and everyone else following in alphabetical order. From the Metropolitan Water District: The biggest water decision of this generation of Southern Californians was reached today as Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors voted to support […]

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THIS JUST IN … Metropolitan approves Cal Water Fix

The Metropolitan Board of Directors has voted to approve the California Water Fix project. I will send out more information as it is received so stay tuned. Regards, Maven     ——————————————– Sign up for daily email service and you’ll always be one of the first to know! Sign up for daily emails and get all the Notebook’s aggregated and […]

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THIS JUST IN … California State Auditor releases report on California Water Fix

Report finds costs and timeline of the planning phase increased significantly due to the scale and unexpected complexity of the project; DWR has not ensured that it is prepared for the transition of WaterFix  and has not completed either an economic or a financial analysis to demonstrate the financial viability of the project The California State Auditor has released the […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Procedural ruling letter for September 29, 2017

From the California Water Fix hearing team at the State Water Resources Control Board: The latest procedural ruling letter addresses the hearing officers’ Ruling Regarding Request to Change the Part 2 Hearing Schedule, Motions to Strike Petitioners’ Letter Regarding Operations, Optional Part 1 Closing Brief Topics, and Other Procedural Matters for the WaterFix change petition hearing. Read the letter here:  […]

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THIS JUST IN … Westlands rejects Delta tunnels plan *UPDATED*

From the Sacramento Bee: “The Latest on a water district vote on Gov. Jerry Brown’s $16 billion tunnel project (all times local):  2:55 p.m.  Board members of a key California farming district have voted not to participate in Gov. Jerry Brown’s $16 billion water tunnel proposal.  Farmers in Westlands Water District — the nation’s largest irrigation district — said Tuesday […]

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