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  • ICYMI: CA Moratorium on Water Shutoffs 4/3/2020 Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Protecting Homes, Small Businesses from Water Shutoffs – Office of Governor Gavin Newsom 4/2/20SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that will restrict water shutoffs to homes and small businesses while the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued a moratorium on water utility ... Read More
  • Press Release: Environmental Coalition Urges Calif… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sean Bothwell, California Coastkeeper Alliance 949-291-3401, [email protected] Cristal Gonzalez, Clean Water Action(408) 796-8717, [email protected] Rebecca Bullis, Defenders of Wildlife 202-772-0295, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta 209-479-2053, [email protected] Gwendolyn Tornatore, Save the Bay 415-743-0767, [email protected] April 2, 2020 (Sacramento, CA) – Following last week’s sweeping announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it will suspend enforcement of environmental protection laws due to the current ... Read More
  • ICYMI: State Water Project Operations Permit Issue… California rules anger water agencies, environmental groups – AP 4/1/20California regulators on Tuesday set new rules about how much water can be taken from the state’s largest rivers, angering water agencies for restricting how much they can take and environmental groups for not making those limits low enough to protect endangered species. CDFW Issues Permit to DWR ... Read More
  • Action Alert: Ask the Central Valley Flood Protect… The Central Valley Flood Protection Board’s Mar 27th Meeting, during a pandemic, includes —  Consent item 5D regarding the Delta Tunnel, a “Statement of No Objection”.    Our letter explains that the Central Valley Regional Flood Board should hold off moving forward with a request to the Army Corps of Engineers regarding flood analysis and the Delta tunnel for 60 ... Read More
  • Action Alert: Single Tunnel Scoping Meetings in F… With the Notice of Preparation for the Delta tunnel, a list of scoping meetings has been announced for public participation component as required by law for proposed new projects.  We see these meetings as a mixed bag. It is essential for our members to share their concerns about the project and to get them into the legal record. So ... Read More
  • Action Alert: Call Governor to Stop Westlands’ Wat… It is clear from recent media stories that Westlands Water District is aggressively pushing the Newsom Administration to not litigate against the Bernhardt/Trump Water Plan that will significantly increase pumping from the San Francisco Bay-Delta. Westlands is now threatening to walk away from the “voluntary agreements” to set flow standards for the Delta. The problem is the voluntary ... Read More
  • Delta Flows: Transparency Does Not Occur By Declar… By: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla This Delta Flows is brief.  This is what is happening in state and federal water processes during COVID19. We are not pleased with what we are seeing and hearing. But we don’t want to run alerts on our Governor who has more than a full plate, and who is handling the pandemic admirably.  We, however, ... Read More
  • Restore the Delta Submits Comments on Delta Convey… How to send your comments We hope everyone has heard, the Delta Conveyance Project Scoping comment period has been extended to April 17, 2020, at 5:00 PM. This gives everyone more time to submit their comments regarding the tunnel project. How to Comment:Email: [email protected] Mail: Department of Water Resources, Attn: Renee Rodriguez, P.O. Box 942836, Sacramento, CA 94236 Fillable online form: View ... Read More
  • Delta Flows: Shutting down Anderson Dam by Tim Stroshane, Policy Analyst, Restore the Delta It was alarming, hardball news to hear yesterday that Leroy Anderson Dam—which holds back Silicon Valley’s Anderson Reservoir—is considered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC, a federal dam regulatory) so seismically unsafe that its owner, the Santa Clara Valley Water District , must drain it to the last ... Read More
  • 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. Read More
  • 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! Read More
  • 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 ... Read More