Brown administration releases cost-benefit analysis for California WaterFix

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The Brown administration today released the long-awaited cost-benefit analysis for the Delta Tunnels, claiming that the plan could “bring billions of dollars in benefits.” Delta Tunnels opponents countered that the analysis is “incomplete,” as it only examines the initial phased-in … Continued

Brown administration proposes construction of Delta Tunnels in two stages

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After months of talk and speculation, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation yesterday announced plans for a two-stage implementation of Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project, also known as the California WaterFix. In a letter … Continued

State Water Board rejects hearing delay motions from Delta Tunnels opponents

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The California WaterFix hearing officers for the State Water Resources Control Board yesterday denied the motions by Delta Tunnels opponents to delay the hearing on the permits to build the project, based on alleged illegal exparte communications between Water Board and Department … Continued

Tribal Leaders, Fishermen Blast Reclamation Plan to Increase Delta Water Exports

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Water protectors from the Klamath, Trinity, Sacramento and Pit Rivers rally in front of the federal building in Sacramento to oppose the Trump plan to “maximize water deliveries” from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Photo by Dan Bacher. Members of … Continued

California WaterFix Hearing Delayed to February 8

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A critical hearing needed to approve Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project has been delayed until February 8. The California Water Fix Hearing Team of the State Water Resources Control Board has delayed the hearing as it continues to … Continued

Beach closures lifted, but all Monterey County beaches posted with rain advisory

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The Beach Closures due to the sewage spill have been lifted, according to an update from the Monterey County Health Department yesterday evening: “However, all Monterey County Beaches have been posted with a rain advisory due to the current weather. … Continued

Breaking: Restore the Delta calls for abolition of Delta Stewardship Council

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This just in: Restore the Delta today called for the abolition of the Delta Stewardship Council. The full press release is below: Restore the Delta Pens Potent Letter Calling for Abolition of Delta Stewardship Council STOCKTON – Today, Restore the Delta called for the … Continued

Treatment Plant Discharges 4.4 Million Gallons of Untreated Wastewater Into Monterey Bay

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As a result of an “equipment control failure” at the Monterey One Water Regional Treatment Plant in Marina in Monterey County on January 19 and 20, 2018, approximately 4.4 million gallons of untreated wastewater have been “inadvertently” discharged into the Monterey Bay through … Continued