METROPOLITAN SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE BAY-DELTA: Project implementation considerations for California Water Fix; Dr. Jacob Katz on managing floodplain productivity for multiple benefits

At the January meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members were given an overview of the California Water Fix facilities and a review of other large tunnel projects similar to the California Water Fix; and a presentation on how floodplains can be managed to benefit native species, salmon in particular.  But first, a brief update on […]

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METROPOLITAN SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BAY-DELTA: Status on California Water Fix cost allocation discussions

Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta held its last meeting of the calendar year on November 17, 2016.  The majority of the meeting was taken up with the presentation on the California Water Fix cost allocation discussions. Bay Delta Initiatives Manager Steve Arakawa said that the meetings to discuss the California Water Fix cost allocation have been increasing in frequency […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Update on endangered species permits, cost allocation

Coverage from the October meeting of the Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta At the Metropolitan Water District’s meeting of the Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, committee members heard updates on the Endangered Species Act permits and the cost allocation for the California Water Fix, as well as an update on the Wallace Weir project, UPDATE ON CAL WATER […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: Update on California Water Fix, Tule Red Tidal Restoration Project

At the September meeting of the Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Delta, committee members were given an update on the California Water Fix project, the State Water Board hearings, and the groundbreaking on the Tule Red Tidal Restoration Project in the Suisun Marsh. CAL WATER FIX KEY UPCOMING DECISIONS Steve Arakawa, Bay Delta Initiatives Manager for Metropolitan Water […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: As sixth year of drought looms, Metropolitan plans to meet region’s 2017 imported water needs

As Sixth Year of Drought Looms, Metropolitan Plans to Meet Region’s 2017 Imported Water Needs Water-saving efforts by consumers, businesses still needed, along with modernized state water system From the Metropolitan Water District: Even with an uncertain storm season ahead and a potential sixth year of drought, increases in water reserves as well as the region’s strong commitment to water […]

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

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

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?

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

              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

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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