Delta eNews for July 14, 2016

This issue of the Delta eNews includes: State and federal agencies launch strategy to help preserve endangered delta smelt Delta Protection Commission meeting includes Delta Plan update Central Valley Flood Protection Board meeting features AB 1716 update CVRWQCB seeks public input on managed wetlands regulation MWD Special Committee on the Bay-Delta receives California WaterFix update SWRCB requests […]

Feinstein Calls for Increased Pumping to Capture Water from March Storms

  From the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein: Senator Dianne Feinstein D-Calif.) today released the following statement calling on federal agencies to increase pumping as much as possible within the bounds of the biological opinions to capture and store more water during March storms: “Between January 1 and March 6 last year, 1.3 million acre feet […]

Presentation on Solutions to Hopper Dredge Entrainment of Delta and Longfin Smelt

Coastal Conservancy Announces Round 2 of Proposition 1 Grant Program

The Coastal Conservancy announces Round 2 of its Proposition 1 Grant Program. For the second competitive grant round, the Conservancy invites project proposals that protect and enhance anadromous fish habitat. Link to the complete Proposal Solicitation.  A Word version of the application is availablehere. Proposals for Round 2 are due to the Conservancy on December […]

Congressional Letter to State Water Resources Control Board

On February 11, 2015, Congress issued a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board regarding the Temporary Urgency Change Petition in response to California’s drought. Click here to view the letter.

California Water & Drought News for December 2, 2014

The Associated Press: California releasing new figures on water saving The Associated Press: Rain Brings Hopes, Fears to Drought-Dry California The Associated Press: State water officials optimistic for 2015 SF Gate: State Water Project expects scant deliveries next year Capital Public Radio News: DWR Issues Water-Delivery Forecast Casper Star-Tribune: Water in the West: The future of irrigation and fisheries Santa Rosa […]

CDFW 2014 Pacific Herring Fishery Overview and Work Window Waiver Requirements

At the links below, please find information from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding the 2014 Pacific Herring Fishery Overview and Work Window Waiver Requirements. California Department of Fish and Wildlife Pacific Herring Fishery Overview 2014 Changes to 2014 Pacific Herring Work Window Waiver Requirements  

Fish vs. Farmers? It’s not that simple

Water policy debate in California is never just “fish vs. farmers” 08/25/2014 Author: Nicola Overstreet The San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary is the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas. It’s also one of the largest points of contention in California’s ongoing struggle to allocate its supply of water. Often, the debate over how […]