Metropolitan’s Bay Delta Committee discusses California Water Fix and the state’s Delta smelt strategy

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Staff also presents an overview of Metropolitan’s science efforts in the Delta At the July meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Committee members were briefed on the California Water Fix and the Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy, as well as an overview of Metropolitan’s science efforts. Here’s a recap of what they discussed. UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA WATER FIX Steve […]

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California Water Fix and summertime water operations discussed at Metropolitan committee meeting

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The Special Committee on the Bay Delta hears an update on the California Water Fix project, including the upcoming hearings, the facilities design, and the latest on the cost allocation discussions; Conflicting actions for winter-run Chinook and Delta smelt also discussed At the June meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, the presentations and discussions included […]

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

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

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              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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Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay-Delta: Review of Historical Delta Outflow and Salinity Trends

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Senior Engineer Dr. Paul Hutton provides a brief update on Metropolitan’s ongoing science efforts in the Delta At the January meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, Senior Engineer Dr. Paul Hutton updated committee members on Metropolitan’s ongoing science activities, focusing on the work he’s been conducting reagrding historical Delta outflow and salinity trends over the last nine […]

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California Water Fix update: The Design and Construction Enterprise and overview of the permitting processes

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Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta hears the details of the Design and Construction Enterprise and an overview of the State Water Board hearing process At the January meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Program Manager for Bay Delta Initiatives Steve Arakawa updated Committee members on the recently-released Design and Construction Enterprise draft agreement and the permitting issues […]

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Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay Delta: What’s next for the Delta tunnels project and a look at the emergency drought barrier

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Presentation includes the many state and federal permits that are required With the public comment period for the California Water Fix (Delta tunnels) project closing for presumably the final time, Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta met on October 27th to hear the next steps for the project, such as timelines and permits.  The meeting also included a brief […]

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Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay-Delta discusses Cal Water Fix

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The project’s ecosystem measures, seismic risk analysis, climate change adaptation, and draft EIR discussed; also, a brief review of the State Water Board’s water quality control plan update At the September 29 meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, committee members heard a presentation on the California Water Fix project, including information on the seismic reliability and climate change […]

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Metropolitan Special Committee on the Bay Delta hears more details on California Water Fix

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Details include the flexibility and constraints, transfer capability, and water quality benefits of the Delta tunnels project, plus an analysis of it’s ability to capture excess stormflows On Monday, August 17, the Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta heard more details on the California Water Fix project, formerly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and more […]

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Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta hears an overview of the Cal Water Fix documents and an update on drought operations in the Delta

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Metropolitan staff review what’s in the documents and explore what the project might yield; Drought operations update includes the effect of the Delta salinity barrier At the July meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta,  committee members were briefed on the recicirulated environmental documents for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, now called the California Water Fix, which […]

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