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  • ICYMI 1/11/21 — Smelt Extinction and Westlands La… 2021: Is this the year that wild delta smelt become extinct? – CA Water Blog“The program to net adult delta smelt for captive brood stock caught just one smelt in over 151 tries. All signs point to the Delta smelt as disappearing from the wild this year, or, perhaps, 2022.” Schuil & Associates, Inc. and New Current ... Read More
  • ICYMI 1/8/21: New Delta Tunnel documents from DWR …and Restore the Delta reactions Delta Conveyance Project Alternatives Screening Process – DWR  “We find this analysis incomplete and weak. Without consideration of the best water modeling based on new estimates of extended drought, the analysis is incomplete as to what the costs and benefits are. This is a premature project determination.” – Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director, Restore the Delta Delta Conveyance ... Read More
  • ICYMI 12/21/20: Emerging Stockton The Vibe Of It All: Turning Stockton Into ‘An Oasis Of Joy’ – Capital Public Radio Ezra David Romero @ezraromero 12/19/2020 Editor’s Note: The effects of a warming planet are often easy to see. But in the heart of California, bold activists are demonstrating the impact climate change can have on problems that mark life in Stockton’s troubled neighborhoods. They’re ... Read More
  • 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 ... Read More
  • 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 ... Read More
  • UPDATED ACTION ALERT – Santa Clara Valley Wa… Dear Friends, Tuesday, Valley Water indicated that their funding measure (discussed in yesterday’s alert) for the November ballot will not include funding for Delta tunnels planning.  That is good news. We think, however, that you may want to share two observations with Valley Water’s Board of Directors. Tell them that the language for the bond measure cannot be squishy ... Read More
  • 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, ... Read More
  • 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 ... Read More
  • 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. ... 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