The Tipping Point: How 2016 will shape California’s water future

SGMA implementation and the spending rules for Prop 1 water storage funds all present important opportunities to change California’s water management practices, say the Union of Concerned Scientists With the state remaining gripped in drought and El Nino not providing the hoped-for relief, drought and climate change impacts are being felt statewide, and the state is poised to address these […]

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This just in … California Water Commission Begins Formal Rulemaking Process for Water Storage Investment Program Regulations

Here is the press release from the Department of Water Resources: The California Water Commission today began the formal rulemaking process with the Office of Administrative Law for the first draft regulations for the Water Storage Investment Program. Today also begins a 45- day comment period on the draft regulations, with written public comments accepted through March 14, 2016. Commission […]

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Public Comment Period for Water Storage Investment Program Regulations

From the California Water Commission: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for proposed regulations regarding the California Water Commission’s Water Storage Investment Program:  Proposition 1 requires the Commission to adopt regulations for the quantification and management of the public benefits of water storage projects by December 15, 2016. Public comments regarding the proposed regulation will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March […]

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Prop 1 Funding for storage projects: An overview of the Water Storage Investment Program

Paula Landis with the Water Commission discusses the details of the emerging program, including the goals and objectives, addresses common misconceptions With the passage of Proposition 1 in November of 2014, voters approved $7.5 billion for a variety of water projects and programs, with $2.7 billion of that set aside to pay for public benefits of water storage projects. The […]

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Draft regulations for spending Prop 1’s $2.7 billion for water storage projects presented at public meeting in Lafeyette

California Water Commission rolls out the draft regulations for the Water Storage Investment Program With the passage of Prop 1, the California Water Commission was appropriated $2.7 billion to pay for public benefits for water storage projects.  The Commission has been developing regulations that will specify how the money will be disbursed. Those draft regulations were presented a public meeting […]

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