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State Water Resources Control Board to begin Phase II of the update to the...

Note: This post has been updated with the State Water Board’s revised schedule for the workshops. The State Water Board has begun Phase 2 of its Bay-Delta Plan update by scheduling three workshops in...

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State Water Resources Control Board releases draft San Joaquin River flow and...

As part of the update to the 2006 Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is considering amendments that will establish new flow objectives for...

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Letter: Northern California water agencies concerned that revised Delta flow...

In a letter sent last month to Natural Resources Secretary John Laird and State Water Board Chairman Charles Hoppin, Northern California water agencies expressed their concern of what the impact of...

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Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson talks to the Delta Stewardship Council about...

After the conclusion of the public hearing on the rulemaking package on January 24, the Delta Stewardship Council held their regular monthly meeting.  The sixth item on the agenda was Delta Watermaster...

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State Water Board discusses updated flow objectives for San Joaquin tributaries

At their February 21st meeting, the Delta Stewardship Council heard an informational update on the State Water Resources Control Board’s proposal to revise flow objectives for the Lower San Joaquin...

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Felicia Marcus on the California Delta: Convergence or Collision?

On March 4, 2013, the California Water Policy Seminar Series continued at UC Davis with Felicia Marcus as the guest speaker.  Felicia Marcus was appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board in...

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A status report on the State Water Board’s Bay-Delta Plan

With so much attention and focus on the Brown Administrations $18 billion tunnel plan, otherwise known as the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, it could be easy to think it was the only planning process...

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Slipping timelines for the BDCP and the State Water Board’s Bay Delta Plan

Here is the latest on the timelines for the BDCP and the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan: BAY DELTA CONSERVATION PLAN At yesterday’s joint Senate oversight hearing on the BDCP, Department of Water...

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Congressmen raise concerns about San Joaquin flow objectives and lack of...

Concerns about the State Water Board’s proposed San Joaquin River flow objectives, the BDCP’s effect on upstream water rights, and a lack of coordination between the three major Delta planning...

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Slow yet steady progress being made on the State Water Board’s update to the...

At its June 19 meeting, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) heard a progress report on the update of the Bay Delta Plan, the water quality control plan that identifies the...

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Updates from the Delta Regional Forum, part 1: The Bay Delta Water Quality...

On September 19, the Department of Water Resources held a Delta regional forum as part of the update to the California Water Plan.  Part of the forum was dedicated to updates on some of the relevant...

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A primer on Delta and statewide planning projects

With the release of the Governor’s California Water Action Plan, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of planning processes currently underway. Just how many?  It’s easy to lose count....

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State of the Estuary Panel Discussion: One estuary, many plans: How will they...

The 11th Biennial State of the Estuary conference held in October, 2013, brought together the leaders from the state’s resource agencies to discuss the multiple planning processes going on and share...

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Letter: Friends of the San Francisco Estuary want BDCP to analyze effects on...

The Friends of the San Francisco Estuary have written two letters to state officials regarding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The first letter is addressed to Chair Felicia Marcus of the State Water...

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ESTUARY News: One estuary, many plans

The latest online issue of ESTUARY News sums up two days of presentations and discussions on the 2013 State of the Estuary conference, held last October in Oakland.  Here’s my coverage of a panel...

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Independent science panels present findings to the Delta Stewardship Council...

At the July 25 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the council members heard an informational update on two independent science panel reviews on Delta flows and related stressors intended to help...

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Legislative hearing: Pending Delta decisions and their potential economic and...

Secretary John Laird discusses Cal Water Fix with respect to the Bay Area; State Water Board’s Diane Riddle updates on the ongoing Bay Delta water quality control plan review process On March 11, the...

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Legislative hearing: Pending Delta decisions and their potential economic and...

Bay Area stakeholders have their say On March 11, the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta held an informational hearing in San Francisco that focused on the California Water Fix...

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Planning & Conservation League Symposium: What is happening in the Delta this...

Panelists share different perspectives on the troubled estuary At the Planning and Conservation League’s annual symposium held earlier this year, one of the panel discussions focused on the Delta.  The...

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This just in … State Water Board Releases Draft Flow Objectives for San...

From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) staff today released a draft proposal to update water quality requirements for salinity in the...

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Reactions to the State Water Resources Control Board’s proposal for San...

Here are the reactions to the State Water Board’s proposal for the San Joaquin River tributaries: (Listed in alphabetical order) From the California Farm Bureau Federation River-flow plan will cause...

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Board to still hear public comment on San Joaquin...

The State Water Board has just issued a revised agenda for next Tuesday’s meeting, noting that the Board will still hear public comment on the proposed resolution to adopt amendments to the Bay Delta...

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