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

State Heavyweights Flex on Santa Barbara Water

http://www.independent.com/news/2016/dec/15/state-heavyweights-flex-santa-barbara-water/ By Nick Welsh, Santa Barbara Independent. Two of the highest ranking officials in state government descended on Santa Barbara County this Monday to assure local politicians and water agency directors they recognize the severity of the county’s drought-inflicted water shortage and that help — in the form of grants, bonds, and low-interest loans — was available for water … More State Heavyweights Flex on Santa Barbara 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

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

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.

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

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

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

Governor’s ‘WaterFix’ Fixes Nothing The Case Against the Twin Tunnels and for a Real Solution

http://www.independent.com/news/2016/may/17/governors-waterfix-fixes-nothing/ Tuesday, May 17, 2016 by CAROLEE KRIEGER Have we finally learned our lesson? Water in California is a finite resource, and we can’t build our way out of drought. Fortunately, more and more people are realizing this from the bogus promises the State Water proponents told us in 1991: The Promise that State Water would … More Governor’s ‘WaterFix’ Fixes Nothing The Case Against the Twin Tunnels and for a Real Solution