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

Another Inspector General Report Slams Illegal Irrigator Subsidies

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/10/25/1586696/-Another-Inspector-General-Report-Slams-Illegal-Irrigator-Subsidies by Dan Bacher Has the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation become a rogue agency within the Department of Interior? It’s beginning to look like that, based on recent Inspector General reports documenting the loss of millions of taxpayer dollars through Reclamation mismanagement in the Klamath Basin and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. On the heels of … More Another Inspector General Report Slams Illegal Irrigator Subsidies

AquAlliance Conference: Water for Seven Generations

Will California Squander or Protect It? aqualliance-conference-details-and-registration-form I hope you will attend AquAlliance’s prestigious conference that will be held on Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th, 2016 at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico. The conference is tailored to reach policy makers, activists, academics, and agencies by providing valuable historical, scientific, legal, political, and … More AquAlliance Conference: Water for Seven Generations

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.

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 board meeting, and the superintendent had failed to show up. Tijerina, a 74-year-old former cotton picker and veteran school board member, apologized for the superintendent—he … More 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.

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

State Water Resources Control Board Hearings on WaterFix Begin

http://www.carmichaeltimes.com/articles/2016/0728-State-Hearings-on-WaterFix-Begin/index.php?ID=2188 The State Water Resources Control Board began public hearings on the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) request to add three new points of diversion for California WaterFix. The opening three days of the hearings began with policy statements from the Natural Resources Agency and U.S. Department of the Interior followed by public comment. The … More State Water Resources Control Board Hearings on WaterFix Begin

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?

Accounting and Accountability in California Water

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/doug-obegi/accounting-and-accountability-california-water LAW & ORDER There is a certain satisfaction in watching the bad guys brought to justice in just a single hour of Law & Order. The police find the criminal, the District Attorneys prosecute, and justice is served.  In the world of California water, however, things are never so easy. It is commonly held that … More Accounting and Accountability in California Water

Twin tunnels would irreparably damage Delta region

http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com/tracy_press/voice/twin-tunnels-would-irreparably-damage-delta-region/article_e8be6202-4fa3-11e6-9207-975df7b180f2.html Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 9:30 am By Don Nottoli and Chuck Winn | 0 comments California decision makers are at a historic crossroads in the long-standing California water crisis. The outcome will permanently alter the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta. Your voice can steer these decisions in the right direction and now is the time to speak up. On … More Twin tunnels would irreparably damage Delta region