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

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

Feds to Probe Misuse of State Feds for Delta Tunnels

Article by Dan Bacher April 11, 2016 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/04/11/18785164.php “California is improperly diverting federal grants to a giant slush fund for the California Water Fix,” stated PEER Senior Counsel Paula Dinerstein, who drafted the complaint. “In this case, the Bureau of Reclamation is abetting the State of California in breaking laws designed to ensure that federal … More Feds to Probe Misuse of State Feds for Delta Tunnels

Water fight: A look at the proposed Paso Robles Basin Water District’s resounding defeat

Article by Jono Kinkade April 6, 2016 http://www.newtimesslo.com/cover/13649/water-fight-a-look-at-the-proposed-paso-robles-basin-water-districts-resounding-defeat/ It was an electoral massacre. By the evening of March 8, preliminary results of a special mail-in election for a tax and the formation of the Paso Robles Basin Water District showed overwhelming defeat, with “no” votes hitting more than 70 percent. ILLUSTRATION BY REID CAIN Even … More Water fight: A look at the proposed Paso Robles Basin Water District’s resounding defeat

Jerry Brown’s $17 billion Delta tunnels plan faces new hurdle – a leading taxpayers organization

Article by Paul Rogers March 27, 2016 http://www.dailydemocrat.com/general-news/20160327/jerry-browns-17-billion-delta-tunnels-plan-faces-new-hurdle-a-leading-taxpayers-organization/2 In a development that casts significant doubt on whether Silicon Valley’s largest water district will help pay for Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion Delta tunnels plan, a majority of Santa Clara Valley Water District board members now say they want to put the issue to a public … More Jerry Brown’s $17 billion Delta tunnels plan faces new hurdle – a leading taxpayers organization

Jerry Brown Celebrates World Water Day As He Promotes Delta Tunnels

Article by Dan Bacher  March 25, 2016  http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/3/25/1506146/-Govenor-Jerry-Brown-Celebrates-World-Water-Day-As-He-Promotes-Salmon-Killing-Delta-Tunnels Governor Jerry Brown on March 22 issued a statement celebrating World Water Day and the White House Water Water Summit as he continues to promote the most environmentally destructive public works project in California history, the California Water Fix to build the Delta Tunnels “On World Water Day – as … More Jerry Brown Celebrates World Water Day As He Promotes Delta Tunnels

The Delta Tunnels Proposal: Built On A House Of Cards. An Open Letter to Governor Brown

March 16, 2016 The Honorable Edmund G. Brown Jr. Governor of California c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 (mailed and faxed) The Delta Tunnels Proposal: Built On A House Of Cards An Open Letter to Governor Brown Dear Governor Brown, It’s time to detach your legacy from the Delta Tunnels proposal. It’s time … More The Delta Tunnels Proposal: Built On A House Of Cards. An Open Letter to Governor Brown