Today’s Drought-Related News

California Economic Summit: Report: California failing to fund its water infrastructure NBC Bay Area: East Bay Looks to Tap Sacramento River for Water Southern California Public Radio: California Drought News: Groundwater, saltwater, and a golden lining to the drought cloud Reuters: In drought-stricken California, court rules smelt fish get water Maven’s Notebook: House Democrats introduce […]

Need for ESA Flexibility

Need for Storage ESA Flexibility Comes Through at D C Conference

New Bay Area Adaptation/Resilience Report

The 6-page Summary of Findings is attached. It includes web links and page numbers for more info in the Full Report. The Full Report and the individual County Reports are available on the JPC web site at: http://www.abag.ca.gov/jointpolicy/projects.html#climate

San Francisco Bay Joint Venture – Bulletin

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Feinstein, Boxer, Costa and Garamendi send letter to State Water Board

California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Congressmen John Garamendi and Jim Costa sent a joint letter today to the California State Water Resources Control Board urging them to delay issuing a proposed order prioritizing water deliveries throughout the state until at least March 21. The letter is available below in PDF: Feinstein Boxer […]

CSL Group CEO, Jones, Testifies Before Congress

CSL Group CEO, Jones, testifies before Congress By: PR Newswire | Mar 04 2014 at 04:14 PM Congressional leaders heard Tuesday from shipping industry representatives Rod Jones, President and CEO of the CSL Group and Bill Terry, President and CEO of Eagle Rock Aggregates, about a well-intentioned new shipping fuel requirement from the Environmental Protection […]

WESTCAS and ACWA Comment on EPA Report and Rulemaking, and Request for Extended Time

The Association of California Water Agencies and the Western Coalition of Arid States sent the below letter to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting that the Science Advisory Board be given more time to review the draft report entitled Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence. These […]

Congressman Costa introduces bills to increase California water storage

Congressman Costa introduces bills to increase California water storage   From Congressman Jim Costa’s website: Rep. Jim Costa introduced a package of legislation that would invest in California’s water infrastructure and expedite construction on existing storage projects to improve water reliability across the state. The current drought has highlighted the dire need for long-term water […]

Dredging Today – Port of Oakland Rejects Proposals for New Terminal

From Dredging Today: “The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners last week voted to reject proposals to build a new dirty, dangerous coal and petroleum coke export facility at the Charles P. Howard Terminal in Oakland. Citing environmental problems, public health hazards, economic pitfalls, and public opposition to the project, the Port Commissioners voted unanimously […]

Drought Legislation Signed

Thanks to EBMUD for passing this information on to us: Governor Brown has signed the drought legislation that the legislature passed last week, SB 103 and SB 104. While the official chaptered versions of the bills with the chapter numbers are not yet available online, links are shown below to the final versions of the […]