THIS JUST IN … California WaterFix Reaches Key Milestone as State Environmental Review Is Certified

From the Department of Water Resources: Clearing another major milestone toward the modernization of the state’s water delivery system, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today certified the environmental analysis of the California WaterFix. Today’s announcement follows recent federal biological opinions that confirm the project is consistent with environmental and wildlife protection standards. “Today, we have reached our next […]

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METROPOLITAN’S SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE BAY-DELTA: Longfin smelt science efforts, California Water Fix update

Committee members also discuss cost allocation At the June 27th meeting of Metropolitan’s Bay Delta Committee, committee members heard about Metropolitan’s science efforts with regards to longfin smelt, and an update on the schedule for the decision process for the California Water Fix project.  Lastly, the directors discussed the cost allocation process for the California Water Fix. ITEM 3A: SCIENCE […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Water agency officials discuss the California Water Fix

Can the conflict over the Delta tunnels be solved? Officials from Northern, Central, and Southern California discuss the tunnels and other issues that confronting California water managers With the Delta tunnels hearings underway, as well as the update of the State Water Board’s water quality control plan for the Bay-Delta, there is much on the horizon for California water in […]

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This just in … Californians for Water Security Statement in Response to Release of ‘Outdated’ Draft Economic Analysis

This just in from Californians for Water Security: Today, Californians for Water Security issued the following statement in response to Restore the Delta’s release of an outdated and incomplete draft economic analysis regarding California Water Fix. From Robin Swanson, on behalf of Californians for Water Security: “Once again, Restore the Delta is distorting reality in an attempt to stop one […]

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This just in … Groups request new environmental review for Delta tunnels

Key data missing on water quality, fish, agriculture and public health impacts, they say From the CSPA, PCL, Friends of the River, C-WIN, AquAlliance, Restore the Delta, and others: Today, a coalition of conservation, fishing, and public interest organizations sent a letter to state and federal agencies requesting a new (and complete) environmental analysis of Governor Brown’s Delta Tunnels (CA […]

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California Water Fix: Paying for the Delta tunnels

At Capitol Weekly’s Water 2016 conference, a panel discusses the fiscal impacts of the California Water Fix One the largest looming questions for the California Water Fix project is how it will be funded.  The project is to be paid for by the water agencies who receive the water, and while the ability for the urban water agencies isn’t really […]

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Panel discussion: Is it “go time” for a Delta fix?

Agency officials give their views on the California Water Fix The California Water Fix hit several milestones in 2015, and 2016 is viewed as a critical year to move the project to the next level.  Is it finally time to ‘fix’ the Delta?  In this panel from ACWA’s spring conference held in Monterey earlier this year, DWR’s Mark Cowin, Kern […]

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Cal Water Fix update: State Water Board issues ruling, grants 27-day extension of deadline to submit objections for California Water Fix hearing

Late Friday, the State Water Resources Control Board issued a ruling responding to the multiple requests for an extension of the deadline to submit procedural or evidentiary objections concerning the DWR and Reclamation’s submitted documents outlining their case for the California Water Fix project. Multiple groups had requested an extension due to the large volume of material that was submitted […]

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Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay-Delta: Brief update on California Water Fix timeline and Delta drought operations

              Timeline for California Water Fix extends well into 2017; separate presentation looks at Delta flows and exports At the March meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, Bay Delta Initiatives Manager Steve Arakawa updated the committee members on the timeline, permitting actions, and environmental review actions that need to occur to […]

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This just in … San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority files motion to disqualify Felicia Marcus and Tam Doduc from Cal Water Fix proceedings

The San Luis-Delta Mendota Water Authority has filed a motion to disqualify Felicia Marcus and Tam Doduc from the upcoming Cal Water Fix proceedings on the grounds that they have predetermined a critical issue that will be before them in the Cal Water Fix proceeding. The motion cites a ruling from the pre-hearing conference: “In a formal order issued on […]

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