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

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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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This just in … State Water Board Dismisses Enforcement Actions Against Byron-Bethany and The West Side Irrigation Districts

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Board Action Sustains Authority to Enforce Water Rights System When Demand Exceeds Supply in Droughts From the State Water Resources Control Board: “Today the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted an order dismissing a pair of enforcement actions brought against two water districts alleged to have taken water not available due to drought conditions. The Order follows […]

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Californians ramp up water conservation to 26.1% in April

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State Water Board stresses need to continue water savings as drought persists From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board today applauded a high-level of water conservation in April—a 26.1 percent reduction over 2013 usage—but reminded urban water suppliers that they must continue to make water conservation a top priority amidst ongoing drought conditions across […]

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This just in … Department of Water Resources and Reclamation submit testimony for upcoming California Water Fix hearing

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Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the California Department of Water Resources uploaded their exhibits and written testimony regarding the upcoming California Water Fix hearing part 1 to the State Water Resources Control Board website. A media call is scheduled for tomorrow, so much more on this to come.  In the meantime, here are links to the documents: […]

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Factors that influence salmon predation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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NOAA’s Dr. Sean Hayes reviews the results of studies of salmon predation in the San Joaquin River At the April 19th meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board, Board members heard an informational update from Dr. Sean Hayes with NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the results of the latest studies of predation on salmonids in the Delta, and […]

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This just in … State Water Board Adopts ‘Stress Test’ Approach to Water Conservation Regulation

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board today adopted a statewide water conservation approach that replaces the prior percentage reduction-based water conservation standard with a localized “stress test” approach that mandates urban water suppliers act now to ensure at least a three year supply of water to their customers under drought conditions. Recognizing persistent […]

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Factors controlling the abundance and distribution of species in the Bay-Delta system

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At a recent State Water Board meeting, Delta Lead Scientist Dr. Cliff Dahm summarizes four recent scientific reports on the fishes, flows, and other stressors in the Delta The stated mission of the Delta Science Program is to provide the best possible scientific information to inform water and environmental decisions in the Bay Delta estuary.  This includes organizing peer reviews […]

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Large coalition of interest groups send letters to State Water Board and US EPA urging the feds to step in and set new Bay-Delta water quality standards by the end of 2017

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“There is more than enough information available for the Board to adopt scientifically justified, more protective new standards,” the letters state Wednesday, a large coalition of conservation, fishing, recreational, and tribal organizations sent letters to the State Water Resources Control Board and to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, urging completion of the Bay Delta’s water quality control plan by the end […]

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This just in … State Water Board suspends upcoming Cal WaterFix deadlines

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: On March 28, 2016, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) hearing officers for the California WaterFix (WaterFix) water right change petition hearing received a letter from the Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (collectively Petitioners) requesting a 60-day continuance of all dates and deadlines associated with […]

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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

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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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