Delta water flow criteria report stirs controversy

Long time adversaries in the Delta water wars are weighing in on a State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) draft report released this week. Highly controversial, it contains recommended criteria to establish water flow requirements for the Delta, the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, and their tributaries. It returns to the SWRCB for action on Aug. 3rd. Folks who […]

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Delta flow criteria report ratchets up conflict, tension

A draft State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) report on criteria for establishing instream flow requirements through the Delta was released yesterday.  While it’s good news for the Delta’s natural environment, it’s not so good for the rest of us. There’s gonna be a rumble, me thinks. Here are some articles about the report and folks’ responses: Californians […]

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Regional Ag Coalition reports water quality improvement

Congratulations to the East San Joaquin Valley Water Quality Coalition (Coalition) on demonstrating water quality improvement in area waterways – including in two of its three targeted problem areas: the Dry Creek, Duck Slough/Mariposa Creek, and Prairie Flower Drain watersheds. Despite the initial frustration and the challenges of coordinating and funding a large regional coalition of […]

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Goliath worried about water

These are dicey times for folks without AND with water rights in California. The Governor and Legislature are still resolved to solve the California water crisis. The solutions look likely to rest on our shoulders. About two years ago – compared by Liz Bass to Goliath facing down David – San Francisco informed our Board […]

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A Pinecrest recreational user perspective

This is the last (promise!) in a series of postings on the five Delta-related water bills now under consideration in Sacramento. Mr. Green has a different and valid opinion that hasn’t been heard in this series – thus we’re posting rather than publish it as a comment. First, a clarification. The meeting will not be a public hearing, but […]

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