METROPOLITAN BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: Briefing on the reconsultation for the operation of the state and federal water projects, Delta ecosystem restoration, and prepping for a major Cal Water Fix announcement

Briefing on the reconsulation process gives context for recent public meetings to maximize CVP deliveries The January meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta featured a briefing on the process underway at the Bureau of Reclamation for the reconsultation on long-term operations of the state and federal water projects, an update on restoration projects underway in the Delta, […]

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METROPOLITAN’S BAY DELTA COMMITTEE: Update on Cal Water Fix cost and benefit allocation discussions for State Water Project contractors

Plan to allocate the costs and benefits of the California Water Fix project among State Water Project contractors begins to take shape, plus is a Delta watershed-wide agreement in the works? At the October meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Committee members heard an briefing on the State Water Board’s water quality control plan process, an […]

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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 … State Supreme Court denies review of Metropolitan-San Diego rate case; San Diego County Water Authority, Metropolitan issue statements

State Supreme Court Denies Review of Rate Case, Confirms Important Victories From the San Diego County Water Authority: The California Supreme Court today denied a petition by the San Diego County Water Authority to review an appellate court ruling in a case of statewide significance over rates set by the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. After winning […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan Bay Delta Committee hears presentation on California Water Fix operations

Second white paper focuses on project operations, water reliability, and regulations At the Metropolitan Water District’s joint committee meeting of the Special Committee on the Bay Delta and the Water Planning and Stewardship Committee, committee members heard a presentation on the white paper, Modernizing the System: California Water Fix Operations.  The white paper is the second in a series of […]

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METROPOLITAN SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE BAY-DELTA: California Water Fix, Workshop #1 – Infrastructure

Metropolitan Committee members hear presentation on the first of three white papers on the Cal Water Fix project as they work towards a September decision On July 10, the Metropolitan Special Committee on the Delta and the Water Planning and Stewardship Committee held a joint meeting and workshop to discuss the California Water Fix project.  The workshop is the first […]

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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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THIS JUST IN … Court of Appeal rules on San Diego-Metropolitan rate case; both sides claim victory

The Court of Appeal ruled today in the San Diego County Water Authority vs. Metropolitan Water District rate case.  By my quick skim of the decision, it looks rather mixed with some things being remanded to the trial court.  An appeal to the Supreme court is likely, notes San Diego in their press release, so it’s probably not over yet.  […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: Committee members discuss Delta Plan amendments, prepare for California Water Fix decision

Completion of the biological opinions expected by June 9th At the May meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, the pending Delta Plan amendments were discussed, as well as a brief update on the California Water Fix.  But first, the meeting started as most do with an invitation for the public to address the Committee.  Usually, there isn’t anyone […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: Update on Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan update, California Water Fix proceedings

At the April meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Committee members heard an update on the State Water Board’s update on the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan and a brief update on the California Water Fix proceedings. UPDATE ON STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD’S PROCEEDINGS REGARDING THE BAY DELTA WATER QUALITY CONTROL PLAN The first item on […]

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