Fugro awarded geotechnical investigation for Delta Tunnels, even though project hasn’t been approved

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Following the news that the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA) had selected the Jacobs company to be the engineering design manager for the Delta Tunnels, the DCA awarded Fugro a contract for a major geotechnical investigation to support … Continued

Jacobs Selected as Engineering Design Manager for California WaterFix/Delta Tunnels Project

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In spite of a multitude of lawsuits against the Delta Tunnels and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) withdrawing the project’s “certification of consistency” with the Delta Plan developed by the Delta Stewardship Council, the California WaterFix proposal continues to plod forward. … Continued

Senator Feinstein Drops Support for Amendment to WIIN Act (for Now)

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In a letter sent out to constituents on January 17, Senator Dianne Feinstein said she has withdrawn her support, at least for now, for a proposed amendment to the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN Act) that would have weakened protections for … Continued

Jerry Brown Claims Delta Tunnels ‘Will Be Built’ In Exit Interview, Newsom Sworn In

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    At  an event at the Sacramento Press Club that I attended on December 18 entitled, “Jerry Brown, the Exit Interview,” Brown reflected on his five decades in public office, the state of political discourse in the country and … Continued

For the first time ever, zero Delta smelt found in CDFW Fall Midwater Trawl

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For the first time ever, a fish survey that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) conducts every autumn turned up zero Delta smelt throughout the monitoring sites in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in September, October, November and December 2018. … Continued

State Water Board Approves Increased Flows for Lower San Joaquin River

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Save California’s Salmon staff – Mahlija Florendo, Regina Chichizola and Morning Star Gali – and Malcolm, Regina’s son, at the State Water Resources Control Board meeting in Sacramento on December 12. Photo by Dan Bacher. After a marathon hearing at … Continued

Council staff says CA WaterFix inconsistent with Delta Plan; Council chair urges DWR to withdraw ‘certification’

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Photo: Randy Fiorini, Delta Stewardship Council Chair (center), said he “would strongly encourage the Department to consider withdrawing the certification of consistency.” Photo by Dan Bacher. On November 8, the Delta Stewardship Council staff released a draft report finding that … Continued

Memories: Secret Meeting Participants Flee from Delta Residents, Fishermen

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This article published here in October of 2010 covers the bizarre experience of four of us who tried to attend a secret meeting of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the predecessor to the California WaterFix plan to build the Delta Tunnels, … Continued

Prop. 3 money marked for Delta ‘restoration’ tied to Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels

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As billionaire agribusiness tycoons Stewart and Lynda Resnick and other agribusiness interests continue to dump hundreds of thousands of dollars into Jerry Meral’s Yes on Proposition 3 campaign, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta, offers her analysis of the controversial water bond. Her critique … Continued