Mud Shortages Eroding California’s Climate Defenses

Mud Shortage Eroding California’s Climate Defenses Published: March 3rd, 2016 By John Upton OAKLAND, Calif. — As the birdwatchers of Arrowhead Marsh strain through binoculars for glimpses of California clapper rails, they could easily miss the warning signs of an obscure threat to the species’ survival. Grassy banks at the heart of the marsh are sloughing […]

2015 BPC Joint WRRDA Letter

Bay Planning Coalition, in collaboration with the California State Coastal Conservancy, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Save The Bay, and the Bay Institute, developed a joint WRRDA letter to the Senate and House of Representatives members of the Committee on Appropriations to advocate for the full funding of the Water Resources and Research Development Act […]

Senate Passes WRRDA Bill

The Senate, on Thursday, passed the Conference Report on the bill H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA), by a vote of 91-7. The bipartisan vote comes after the House voted to approve the measure on Tuesday. The measure will now go to President Obama, who has indicated that he […]

WRRDA Passes the Senate, 91 to 7

Senate Clears Waterways Package By Sarah Chacko, CQ Roll Call Senators cleared legislation Thursday that would authorize funds for dozens of waterway and environmental projects, sending the measure to President Barack Obama’s desk. The Senate voted 91-7 to adopt a conference report on the bill (HR 3080) that would authorize spending on 34 port, inland […]

From ACWA: House Votes to Approve WRRDA Conference Report

House Votes to Approve WRRDA Conference Report The House, on Tuesday, voted to approve the Conference Report to H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA), by a vote of 412-4. Every member of the California delegation voted in favor of the motion, with the exception of Rep. Gary Miller (CA-31) […]

WRRDA passes out of the House

Earlier this afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 412-4 in favor of the Conference Committee Report # 113-449 renewing the nation’s water resources law.  The legislation now must be approved by the U.S. Senate which is anticipated.  According to congressional staff, the intent is for the Senate to give final approval to the report […]

Today’s Dredging-Related News

Dredging News Online: Senators Say Bill Will Benefit State’s Ports and Infrastructure  Second cutter suction dredger course held in the US American maritime industry converges on Capitol Hill US: Action needed to further improve management of hopper dredging US Ports welcome 2014 WRRDA Conference Committee Report New test facility will enhance ability to conduct sediment […]

WRRDA Conference Report Released

On Thursday, May 15, the final report of the House-Senate Committee on WRRDA, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, was filed. The explanatory booklet, section-by-section, and WRRDA conference report can be accessed at:  http://transportation.house.gov/wrrda/conference.htm. The bill will be considered by the House next week. Below in PDF is the section of the Report specifically […]

Senator Boxer Press Release:Major Bipartisan Water Resources Bill Includes Flood Protection, Ecosystem Restoration, and Port Investment for California

Major Bipartisan Water Resources Bill Includes Flood Protection, Ecosystem Restoration, and Port Investment for California May 14, 2014   Washington, D.C. — Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee and Chair of the joint House-Senate Conference Committee, today released a summary of the benefits for California in the Water Resources […]

Conferees Report Deal on Major Water Projects Bill

Conferees Report Deal on Major Water Projects Bill CQ Roll Call Late today the top conferees on the water navigation and flood projects legislation said they have nailed down an agreement, and will provide more details next week when they file the paperwork. This sets the stage for Congress to clear the final bill very […]