AQPI Radar Collecting Important Data During February Atmospheric River Storms

As February’s atmospheric rivers continue to batter the Bay Area, two new X-band radars are capturing and analyzing precipitation data for use by the National Weather Service and others.  The two radars are the building blocks for the Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information system, a precipitation, runoff, and coastal flood monitoring and modeling system under development […]

Waters of the State Decision Postponed

Following the Trump Administration’s move to roll back protections of wetlands, BPC has been actively engaged in a statewide coalition to influence the development of a balanced definition of wetlands in California to find a workable solution for the millions of acres of wetlands, vernal pools, and waterways that are subject to federal regulation.  The […]

New Scale Will Help Officials and Public Prepare for Atmospheric River Storms

Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) congratulates the Scripps team of researchers on the release of Atmospheric River scale (AR CAT). BPC is also a proud partner in the Bay Area AQPI project, which complements AR CAT. AQPI provides more precise local data and prediction, giving agencies, cities and emergency response personnel increased prep time for impacts. […]

BPC Comments on Draft Report on Toxicity Reference Values for the San Francisco Bay

BPC was given the opportunity to review and comment on an internal draft document on Toxicity Reference Values (TRVs) being developed by San Francisco Estuary Institute prior to finalization. BPC highlighted that there were some limitations to the data and that if used inappropriately the TRVs that were developed would be overly conservative and ultimately […]

Draft Contra Costa County Renewable Resource Potential Study Published

Contra Costa County has published an updated draft of its Renewable Resource Potential Study; a project which BPC has been involved in as a stakeholder over the course of 2018. The study is meant to identify opportunities and potential public policy solutions for bringing more renewable energy to Contra Costa County. Final comments were collected […]

2018 Election: BPC Ballot Measure Outcomes

PROPOSITION 3: FAILED – 51.78% Voted No BPC Position: Yes Proposition 3, the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018, would have invested over $8 billion in California water infrastructure. While it failed statewide, it was successful in every Bay Area county other than Marin and Solano. PROPOSITION 6: FAILED – 56.44% Voted No BPC […]

Dredging and Beneficial Reuse Presentations

Click here for the presentation slides from our recent Dredging and Beneficial Reuse Workshop.

2018 Election: BPC Ballot Measure Positions

As we have covered in our previous newsletters, BPC has taken official positions on several measures on the November ballot: PROPOSITION 3: YES Proposition 3, the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018, will invest over $8 billion in California water infrastructure, including key categories like: safe drinking water, Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGMA) implementation, […]

BPC Engages on BCDC Environmental Justice Effort

On October 4, BPC staff member Brianne Riley attended the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s (BCDC) Environmental Justice Working Group meeting. Topics of discussion included a timeline update on the Environmental Justice and Social Equity Bay Plan Amendment and BCDC’s Bay Plan Policies Regarding Public Access. These are efforts that we plan to […]

USACE Releases 2018 NLAA Program Criteria

The San Francisco District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in cooperation with the USACE’s Sacramento District and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) California Coastal and Central Valley Divisions in NMFS’ West Coast Region has released the final version of its Proposed Additional Procedures and Criteria for Permitting Projects under a Programmatic […]