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  • ICYMI 5/2/21: Dying Delta, Gleick on Drought, Morm…
    Op-Ed: Newsom promises while the delta dies – Los Angeles Times 4/29/21The West Coast’s most important estuary is dying, and Gov. Gavin Newsom has hastened its demise.As he took office two years ago, Newsom promised to generate voluntary agreements among farmers, environmentalists and government officials on the rules for allocating water that flows through the Sacramento-San Joaquin ...
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  • ICYMI 4/29/21: Biden, Newsom, and Climate Resilien…
    Editorial: Biden offers California a clear, clean water strategy (Mercury News 4/27/21)California’s continuing failure to adopt a comprehensive water strategy is exacerbating its looming drought crisis.For nearly two decades, the state has put its focus on dam projects and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta tunnel fiasco. The primary aim is creating new ways of diverting additional ...
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  • Delta Flows: Actions Over Words 4/27/21
    – Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director, Restore the Delta Last week, an important workshop took place at the State Water Resources Control Board about dam operations and how water temperatures would be controlled with water releases for Sacramento River salmon during this year’s drought conditions. Today, at the beginning of a significant drought, we are holding less water ...
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  • Restore the Delta – Action Alert 5/5/21
    We have two requests this week. 1) SB222 and SB223 – Prevent Water ShutoffsCall Senator Susan Eggman today at 916-651-4005 and urge her to support SB222 and SB223. 500,000 Californians are facing water shutoffs coming out of the pandemic and ratepayers have $1 billion of water debt presently. These bills would help low-income families pay their ...
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  • ACTION ALERT: MWD Decision on Delta Tunnel Tuesday…
    Dear Friends, This is it folks, the BIG VOTE on the Delta Tunnel.This is our last chance, and the biggest chance, of 2020 to kill this terrible project. Caty Wagner of Sierra Club California has written an accurate alert with many good links for Tuesday’s Metropolitan Water District vote regarding funding of the tunnel project. We would add that during ...
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  • ACTION ALERT – Survey on MWD’s New Gen…
    Friends, Metropolitan Water District of Southern Californiais looking for a new general manager as Jeff Kightlinger is retiring; click on the link to complete the survey as to what you believe the priorities for MWD should be going forward. This is time sensitive, as the survey closes tomorrow November 25. Also be prepared to participate on-line December 8, 2020 in their ...
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  • Drinking Water Week (Part 2): The Undead Policies …
    by Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla and Tim Stroshane These are the undead ideas of California “water policy” today: A Delta Conveyance Project. New Dams and Reservoir Storage. Voluntary Agreements. Such ideas are put forward by the water industry—and few others—as “solutions” to California’s seeming chronic shortage of water.  These ideas have been defeated time and time again (statewide elections, ...
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  • Drinking Water Week (Part 1): The Return of the Sa…
    By Tim Stroshane It is Drinking Water Week, according to the American Water Works Association and the Delta Stewardship Council. When not paying attention to the ever-present and necessary news about the novel coronavirus pandemic spreading COVID-19 disease, in the middle of March we began hearing about California re-entering drought. (Courthouse News Service and Los Angeles Times.) So this week ...
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  • In Case You Missed It: Our Earth Day Webinar + Dro…
    Please join us for another in our popular webinar series on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11 am.  On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, our presenters will examine the legacy of this important day and our online guru will teach you about latest strategies for effective movement building, even in a time of social distancing. ...
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  • Join us for An Evening with Mark Arax on September…
    This event is open to the public. RSVP required. Donation at the door welcomed. To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call (209) 475-9550.
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  • Halfway Home: Delta Communities Stronger Together …
    Join us on Wednesday May 29that Wine & Roses in Lodi, Ca. We will be honoring the Delta Working Teamfor their hard work and dedication to the Delta. Tickets are $80 for individuals and $150 for couples.Sponsorships available. Purchase tickets now!
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  • Fourth Annual H2O Hackathon Challenges Students to…
    March 15, 2019 019-037: UPDATED H2O Hackathon Advance Contacts: Zack Johnson, (209) 468-4937; Stephen Callahan, (209) 468-9247; Bret States, (209) 468-4961 More students than ever will compete for prize-money totaling $11,000 to develop apps promoting dam safety. San Joaquin County students are back to focus their computer-coding and problem-solving skills on California water issues at ...
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