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Keats: California water projects rely on imaginary water

In Central Valley Project, Delta Smelt, Delta Tunnels, Fiscal Impact, Paper Water, Privatization, Public Policy, Restore the Delta, State Water Project, State Water Resource Control Board by californiawater0 Comments

http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/12/27/keats-california-water-projects-are-based-on-imaginary-water/ By Adam Keats, Mercury News. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and San Joaquin Valley agribusiness would have us believe that bureaucratic red tape and blind adherence to environmental laws are holding …

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Seafood’s new normal: California’s coastal ecosystem — and the fisheries that depend on it — are in the grip of a huge disruption

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http://projects.sfchronicle.com/2016/california-seafood-collapse/ By Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle In the shallow waters off Elk, in Mendocino County, a crew from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife dived recently to survey …

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MEET THE CALIFORNIA COUPLE WHO USES MORE WATER THAN EVERY HOME IN LOS ANGELES COMBINED. How megafarmers Lynda and Stewart Resnick built their billion-dollar empire.

In Agriculture, Central Valley Project, Delta Tunnels, Ecology & Environment, Fiscal Impact, General, Miscellaneous, State Water Project, State Water Resource Control Board, Twin Tunnels, Westland Water District by georgiacwin0 Comments

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/04/lynda-stewart-resnick-california-water Rafaela Tijerina first met la señora at a school in the town of Lost Hills, deep in the farm country of California’s Central Valley. They were both there for a school …

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Delta Plan Overturned Ruling Slows Down the Twin Tunnels Project

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http://www.independent.com/news/2016/jul/11/delta-plan-overturned/ Monday, July 11, 2016 by CAROLEE KRIEGER The recent move by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny to invalidate the Brown administration’s Delta Plan is good news for water reform …

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Judge upholds major provisions of complex Delta management plan

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http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/delta/article78974192.html Judge rejects most complaints in a flurry of lawsuits filed against Delta Plan But he faults plan for failing to set targets for reducing reliance on Delta water Opponents …

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So the drought has you watering less? It won’t matter much

In Agriculture, Central Valley Project, Fiscal Impact, General, Miscellaneous, Paso Robles, State Water Project, Water Transfers by georgiacwin0 Comments

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-jerry-brown-drought-edict-20160512-story.html George Skelton Contact Reporter Capitol Journal Gov. Jerry Brown wants to forbid you from hosing down the driveway. And he is really cranky about lawn watering. But corporate agriculture …

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Don’t blame the smelt: The salmon too reflects the dire state of the California Delta

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http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-abcarian-delta-smelt-20160506-column.html Robin Abcarian Robin AbcarianContact Reporter The delta smelt is: 1) A nearly extinct species that serves as a crucial barometer for the health of the California Delta. 2) A …

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U.S. Taxpayers, Not Federal Water Contractors, Paying for Delta Tunnels Letter from U.S. BuRec confirms suspicions of conservation groups

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Sacramento – In response to a January 25, 2016 letter sent by conservation groups, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Regional Director, David G. Murrillo has confirmed that federal taxpayers, not the federal water contractors, are …