Congressman Garamendi Pleased Bay-Delta Watershed Designated Critical Conservation Area by USDA

 WALNUT GROVE, CA – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a longtime resident of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Member of the House Agriculture and Transportation and Infrastructure committees, is happy to report that the United States Department of Agriculture is naming California’s entire Bay-Delta watershed, covering most of the Central Valley, as one of eight critical conservation […]

AB 371 To Be Heard in Senate Environmental Quality Committee – CASA Remains Opposed

CASA Member Alert:     A modified version of Assembly Bill 371 by Assembly member Rudy Salas is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on June 18, 2014. While the bill has been scaled back and no longer seeks to allow Kern County to ban biosolids land application, CASA remains opposed due to […]

California Institute for Federal Policy Research Briefing – CCST Reports on Water

THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR FEDERAL POLICY RESEARCH Invites You To Attend A Capitol Hill Lunch Briefing Featuring Two Newly Released S&T Policy-Related Reports on: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Water Future for California And The Efficacy of Digitally Enhanced Education Presented by  California Council on Science and Technology Thursday, June 5, 2014 Noon – 1:00 […]

State Water Board Drought Year Water Actions

The State Water Board has announced proposed regulations that would require curtailments on water diversions if minimum flows in three Sacramento River tributaries are not met. The emergency regulations will establish drought emergency minimum flow requirements for the protection of specific runs of federal- and state-listed anadromous fish in Mill Creek, Deer Creek and Antelope […]

Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and associated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) Now Available for Public Review and Comment

The Draft BDCP and BDCP Draft EIR/EIS are being made available to the public for a 180-day review period (including a 60-day extension). The public review and comment period is effective December 13, 2013 through June 13, 2014. Visit the Bay Delta Conservation Plan website for full details. 

State Water Board Emergency Regulations for Curtailment of Diversions Due to Insufficient Flow for Specific Fisheries

The State Water Board approved Emergency Regulations for Curtailment of Diversions Due to Insufficient Flow for Specific Fisheries at its May 20, 21, 2014 Board meeting.  On May 23, 2014, the State Water Board staff submitted the emergency rulemaking package to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for final approval. The OAL submittal is available […]