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  • ICYMI 7/12/19 – Trump Dismisses Federal Biologists… Administration Sidelines Federal Biologists Who Could Stand in Way of More Water for Calif. Farmers– KQED “After rushing forward on a plan to send more water to California’s Central Valley, the Trump Administration has unexpectedly hit the brakes and ordered the work already done by federal scientists to be completed by a different team. “Just days before ... Read More
  • Conservation Coalition Outlines Goals for Gov. N… For Release: July 2, 2019 Contact: Jon Rosenfeld, San Francisco Baykeeper, 510-684-4757Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053Kate Poole, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), 415-875-6100 Sacramento – A coalition of 55 conservation, fishing, recreation, water policy, and environmental justice groups from throughout California, representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, sent a letter to state officials today thanking ... Read More
  • CA DWR Rescinds California Water Fix Bond Resoluti… For Immediate Release: 5/9/19 Contact:Bob Wright, Friends of the River, (916) 442-3155 x207 Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, (209) 479-2053 Sacramento – The California Department of Water Resources has formally rescinded the Bond Resolutions authorizing issuance of almost $9 billion of bonds to pay for the start of construction of the Delta Twin Tunnels. The resolution was ... Read More
  • Delta people: July 24th is your first chance to le… Delta People,  Here’s your first chance to learn and speak up about a proposed single-tunnel plan.W The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Project (SWP) Contractors plan to begin a public process to negotiate proposed amendments to the SWP water supply contracts for a new Delta Conveyance facility.  The notice for this meeting can be ... Read More
  • Summertime Action Alert: We Need Your Help! Well the heat is on and everyone seems ready for a wet and wonderful summer. We hope you enjoy all the recreational activities the Delta has to offer! So you don’t lose your edge during the dog days, we have a few simple summer vacation homework assignments for you. Photos! If you are out in the Delta this summer, boating, ... Read More
  • ACTION ALERT: Tell Sacramento You Support Oversigh… We need supporters of transparency for California WaterFix (SB204) to attend the hearing of the Senate and Natural Resources and Water Committee on March 12th at 9:30 AM at the Capitol in room 112.  Arrive early to fill out a blue speakers card.  Keep your comments focused on the need for contractual and financial oversight of WaterFix. (This is ... Read More
  • Delta Flows: Learning from the Bullet Train Mess Happy Hot Monday! We hope everyone is staying hydrated and cool during our first heat wave of the season. As we scanned the news today this story jumped out as something for Delta activists to think about. This LA Times story is truly a heartbreaking cautionary tale about the impacts of large infrastructure projects on farming communities. High-speed rail ... Read More
  • Do CA DWR “Hearings” Actually Listen? by Tim Stroshane, Policy Analyst, Restore the Delta The concrete-walled room was intimate and windowless, with chairs arranged into several rows facing toward a screen onto which a slide projector beamed DWR’s PowerPoint presentation. Placed in each corner was an easel with large displays for different facets of the State Water Project system. Each easel had ... Read More
  • Delta Flows: A Day For California History Books. B… When scholars of California history and California water review the decisions our state leaders made to plan for the impacts from climate change, they will look back at May 2, 2019 as the pivotal date in our state’s water planning processes.  As the Department of Water Resources, under Governor Newsom’s direction, rescinded permits for California WaterFix from the State Water Resources ... 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
  • Join us on 2/22 for Blues for the Delta: A Benefit…     Restore the Delta presents an evening of blues, jazz, Latin and soul music, performed by Papa Hip, to benefit its campaign to raise awareness of why the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary should be restored for future generations.   Blues for the Delta Friday, February 22, 2019 7pm to 9:30pm   The Side Door at the Fifth String 2900 Franklin Boulevard, Sacramento, CA ... Read More