Category Archives: Delta

Priorities for California’s Water

This past year was a prime example of California’s highly variable climate—and a precursor of the types of extremes that are expected to become more common. After five years of drought exacerbated by record heat, 2017’s record rain and snow … Continue reading

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One Tunnel Option Presents a Host of New Challenges

originally printed at Restore the Delta As reported in recent news articles, the Brown Administration intends to resurrect CA WaterFix as a single tunnel as part of the State Water Project, with discussions beginning at Kern County Water Agency today. … Continue reading

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State’s Own Evidence Shows Tunnels Project Will Harm Fish

First published in ND Water Deeply The Brown administration is denying scientific evidence when it comes to the impact that the proposed delta tunnels project would have on endangered species and fisheries, says scientist Jonathan Rosenfield of The Bay Institute. … Continue reading

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Santa Clara Water REJECTS Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels

Santa Clara Valley Water District rejects Jerry Brown’s twin Delta tunnels plan – San Jose Mercury News In a landmark move closely watched across California, Silicon Valley’s largest water agency on Tuesday voted not to participate in Gov. Jerry Brown’s … Continue reading

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State Audit Confirms DWR Violated State Contracting Laws when Planning CA WaterFix

First published at Restore the Delta This morning State Auditor Elaine Howle determined that the Department of Water Resources broke state contracting laws when they replaced the program manager for California WaterFix—formerly titled the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), and … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Westlands Water District Farmers from Delta Farmers

Dear Westlands Farmers: Like you, we are farmers. As farmers in the Delta, it is no surprise that we oppose the multi-billion dollar tunnels. The diversions would take freshwater away from 550,000 acres of our farms, and cause new problems, … Continue reading

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Water wasted to the sea?

From – California Water Blog   If we farmed the Central Valley or managed water supplies for San Francisco, San Jose or Los Angeles, we might think that fresh water flowing from the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers through the … Continue reading

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