THIS JUST IN … California drought legacy: State approves $2.5 billion to build new dams, water storage projects

From the San Jose Mercury News: “In a historic vote, the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday approved spending $2.5 billion to help fund eight new large water projects across California — four new dams and four underground storage projects — including two in the Bay Area. The funding came from Proposition 1, a water bond approved by voters […]

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THIS JUST IN … Commission Completes Final Round of Scoring for Water Storage Projects

Proposition 1 Funds Will Be Awarded to Expand State’s Water Storage Capacity From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission approved final application scores over the past two days for eight proposed water storage projects, clearing the way to award nearly $2.7 billion in Proposition 1 funds to help expand the state’s water storage capacity. The Commission also made […]

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WATER STORAGE INVESTMENT PROGRAM: Water Commission meeting, WSIP determinations, and webinars

From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission will hold a meeting at 8:30 a.m. June 27, 28 and, if necessary, June 29, 2018 in Sacramento at which it will make decisions on final application scores and nine determinations for each the projects remaining in the Water Storage Investment Program. Please see the agenda for meeting details, available at […]

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THIS JUST IN … Water Commission Releases Next Round of Scores for Water Storage Projects

From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission today released the next round of staff-recommended scores for eight proposed water storage projects seeking Proposition 1 funding. The three scores released today evaluate the projects based on their ability to meet the state’s environmental and water quality priorities, their resiliency, and potential risks to construction or operation, as required by […]

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WATER STORAGE INVESTMENT PROGRAM Economic Review Spreadsheets

From the California Water Commission: As part of the economic review of Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) applications, reviewers created spreadsheets as a framework for checking calculations and adjusting benefits. The California Water Commission has released the spreadsheets used by economics reviewers responding to Public Benefit Ratio (PBR) appeals for the WSIP. The economic spreadsheets that were used for the […]

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California Water Commission posts Water Storage Investment Program Public Benefit Ratio Appeal Responses

From the California Water Commission: California Water Commission staff today released updated assessments of the public benefits of proposed water storage projects, a step that keeps the Commission on track to award $2.7 billion in funding this summer. Proposition 1, approved by voters in 2014, funds the public benefit aspects of water storage projects: specifically, ecosystem improvement, water quality improvement, […]

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THIS JUST IN … California Water Commission Releases Initial Technical Reviews for 11 Water Storage Projects Seeking Proposition 1 Funding

From the California Water Commission: In a step toward expanding the state’s water storage capacity, the California Water Commission  today released initial technical reviews for 11 water storage projects seeking $2.7 billion in funding under the Proposition 1 Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP). The reviews focused on quantifying the public benefits associated with the proposed projects, as defined in Proposition […]

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WATER STORAGE INVESTMENT PGM: New water storage projects showcased at the California Water Commission

Proponents of water storage projects competing for Prop 1 funds present their projects to the California Water Commission The nine members of the California Water Commission have been tasked with deciding how to award the $2.7 billion in Prop 1 funds slated to pay for the public benefits of water storage projects, and competition is pretty fierce.  Eleven storage projects […]

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WATER STORAGE INVESTMENT PROGRAM: Updated Frequently Asked Questions now available

Updated Frequently Asked Questions for the Water Storage Investment Program are now available on the Commission’s website. A question and answer regarding the unit value for fall run chinook salmon has been added. The revised Frequently Asked Questions document can be found online here: https://cwc.ca.gov/Documents/2017/WSIP/WSIP_FAQs_Web.pdf Sign up for daily email service and you’ll never miss a post! Sign up for […]

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California Water Commission: Ex Parte Communication Policy for Water Storage Investment Program

On June 21, 2017, the Commission adopted an ex parte communications policy, which applies to implementation of the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP). The policy is intended to protect the integrity and fairness of the WSIP decision-making process as specified in the Commission’s regulations (Title 23, California Code of Regulations, Sections 6000-6015), and to ensure that all Commissioners may fully […]

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