NEWS ARCHIVE

Sierra Water returns to North County taps
Op-ed from MWD Special Projects Manager

What a difference one year and one wet winter makes. Last year, 100 percent of the imported water needed to run the North County economy came from the Colorado River. These days, not a drop is coming from the Colorado. Instead, all of the imported water coming out of your tap is from Northern California.


CALIFORNIA WATERFIX: SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS AND NEXT STEPS
Updated Progress Report Available

California WaterFix is the state’s plan to upgrade outdated infrastructure in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) to secure California’s water supplies and improve the Delta’s ecosystem. Over the last ten years the project has made significant progress, with 2016 marking completion of the environmental review documents.


AQUATIC SCIENCE PEER REVIEW PHASE 2B
California WaterFix Aquatic Science Peer Review Phase 2B - Jan. 23-24, 2017

The purpose of the California WaterFix (WaterFix) Aquatic Science Peer Review Phase 2B is to provide the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) with an independent scientific evaluation of draft sections of the NMFS’ and FWS’ Biological Opinions (BiOps) on WaterFix for all federal Endangered Species Act-listed aquatic species and their critical habitat.


Secretary Jewell Lays Out Strategy to Address Impacts of Drought and Climate Change in California
DOI Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today issued a Secretarial Order directing the Department of the Interior and its bureaus to take timely actions to help address the effects of drought and climate change on California’s water supply and imperiled wildlife.


STATEMENT ON RELEASE OF FINAL CALIFORNIA WATERFIX ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS
MWD News Release

Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, issues the following statement on today’s release of the final environmental impact report/statement for the ongoing California WaterFix process.


CALIFORNIA WATERFIX: MOVING TOWARD ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS COMPLETION
Final EIR/EIS Fact Sheet

The WaterFix planning process began in 2006, initially proposed as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). State and federal agencies proposed updating the State Water Project (SWP) by adding new points of diversion in the north Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta).


Final Environmental Documents for WaterFix Released
DWR/Reclamation Press Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Following hundreds of public meetings and thousands of public comments, California today released the final, refined environmental documents for WaterFix, an essential effort to modernize the State’s water infrastructure.


Release of Final Environmental Reports for WaterFix
Governor Brown Statement

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding today’s release of final environmental documents for WaterFix, California’s effort to modernize the state’s water infrastructure:


BDCP/CA WaterFix Final EIR/EIS Available on Dec. 22
Final Environmental Documents Available on Thursday

The California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Lead Agencies) have completed the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/ EIS). This document has been prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and will be available at www. BayDeltaConservationPlan.com on December 22, 2016.


California WaterFix is the ‘grand compromise’ for the Delta
State Water Contractors GM Op-ed in the Sac Bee

Public water agencies throughout California are looking to spend billions of dollars in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to address a fundamental physical reality: The existing water system in the southern Delta poses an intractable environmental problem. The only solution is to construct a new, sufficiently sized conveyance system to move water supplies.Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article121161883.html#storylink=cpy


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