Keats: California water projects rely on imaginary water

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 back the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project, preventing water from being delivered to thirsty farms and cities. Aside from pushing a false … More Keats: California water projects rely on imaginary water

The delta tunnels — a project only engineers can love

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-leslie-costs-and-benefits-delta-tunnel-20161120-story.html By Jacques Leslie, Los Angeles Times A generation ago the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta tunnel project might have made a certain kind of sense. California’s lakes and rivers had been so thoroughly replumbed by dams, drains, pumps, canals and aqueducts that the state already contained the world’s most engineered water system — so why not … More The delta tunnels — a project only engineers can love

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

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 the area’s urchin and abalone populations. Instead of slipping beneath a canopy of leafy bull kelp, which normally darkens the ocean floor like a forest, … More Seafood’s new normal: California’s coastal ecosystem — and the fisheries that depend on it — are in the grip of a huge disruption

Reclamation slashes lower American River releases to 1,500 cfs

http://fishsniffer.com/index.php/2016/08/29/bureau-reduces-nimbus-dam-releases-to-1750-cfs/  by  Dan Bacher  (Sacramento) The Bureau of Reclamation will reduce water releases from Nimbus Dam into the American River from 1,750 cublc feet per second (cfs) to 1,500 cfs today, September 6, much to the consternation of anglers and conservationists concerned about the low water conditions that fall-run Chinook salmon will face as they enter the … More Reclamation slashes lower American River releases to 1,500 cfs

Fishing groups win lawsuit to overturn Delta water delivery contracts

From the law offices of Stephan C. Volker: On July 25, 2016 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (“PCFFA”) and the San Francisco Crab Boat Owners Association in their longstanding battle with the United States Bureau of Reclamation and San Joaquin Valley agribusinesses that … More Fishing groups win lawsuit to overturn Delta water delivery contracts

Dan Bacher: Delta Tunnels: Restoring An Estuary by Diverting Its Water?

http://yubanet.com/california/Dan-Bacher-Delta-Tunnels-Restoring-An-Estuary-by-Diverting-Its-Water.php#.V5z1kWUsxFI By: Dan Bacher July 28, 2016 – After covering fish, water, and environmental justice issues in California and the West for over 30 years as an investigative journalist, I’ve concluded that the California Water Fix, the new name for the Delta Tunnels, is the most environmentally devastating public works project I’ve ever encountered. I’ve … More Dan Bacher: Delta Tunnels: Restoring An Estuary by Diverting Its Water?

Delta Plan Overturned Ruling Slows Down the Twin Tunnels Project

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 advocates. The Delta Plan was an administration blueprint to restore the beleaguered Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta. That was its putative purpose, at least. In reality, it … More Delta Plan Overturned Ruling Slows Down the Twin Tunnels Project

Greenwashing Extinction 2016: The Clear Links between Delta Tunnels Plan and MLPA Initiative

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/14/1538516/-Greenwashing-Extinction-2016-The-Clear-Links-between-Delta-Tunnels-Plan-and-MLPA-Initiative By Dan Bacher  Tuesday Jun 14, 2016 · 9:58 AM PDT One of the least discussed issues in California environmental politics – and one of the most crucial to understanding Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels plan – is the clear connection between the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative and the California WaterFix, formerly called the Bay Delta Conservation … More Greenwashing Extinction 2016: The Clear Links between Delta Tunnels Plan and MLPA Initiative

Judge upholds major provisions of complex Delta management plan

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 of proposed Delta tunnels say ruling helps their cause BY RYAN SABALOW rsabalow@sacbee.com A judge has upheld major provisions of a state plan that lays … More Judge upholds major provisions of complex Delta management plan

Delta Flows Where Money Goes

Delta Flows: May 5, 2016 By Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla Restore the Delta has recently focused a lot of work on the relationship between Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) and San Luis Delta-Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA). Understanding the relationship between these two special (or special interest) water districts and their relationship with Westlands Water District of … More Delta Flows Where Money Goes