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  • Delta Flows 8/12/22: On Governor Newsom’s “Hotter,…
    – Tim Stroshane, RTD policy analyst We got the news early Thursday when the Los Angeles Times reported that Governor Gavin Newsom had released a plan to deal with California’s aridification. Might be a new approach!  Newsom, however, did not anticipate the same day the institutional death of 21,000 captive fish under study at the University of California, Davis. Ironically, ...
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  • RTD on Governor Newsom’s New Water Supply Strategy…
    For Immediate Release: 8/11/22 Contact:Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Stockton, CA – Today, Governor Newsom released a significant new water plan “California’s Water Supply Strategy: Adapting to a Hotter, Drier Future.”Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director, Restore the Delta, said: “The California water supply strategy document released by the Newsom administration today is a step in the right direction.  “We are happy ...
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  • ICYMI 8/10/22 Aridification Impacts being felt in …
    Two Bay-Delta stories on the same day show an estuary in crisis. Lack of freshwater flow is the cause. In dry California, salty water creeps into key waterways – AP 8/8/22They may be close by, but these two rivers, central arms of California’s water system, have become too salty to use in some places as the state’s punishing ...
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  • Action Alert 7/25/22:  Write Governor Newsom About…
    Restore the Delta received word over the weekend that the Department of Water Resources will be releasing their Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) early this week for the Delta Conveyance Project. Documents for federal review of the project will be released later this fall. Now we need your help. It’s time to write Governor Newsom and ...
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  • Action Alert 4/21/22: Tell State Legislators DWR T…
    On April 20th, 2022, the Department of Water Resources sent out a non-factual statement about how the Delta Conveyance Project is the answer to managing our water system for climate change. While salmon die off, Delta smelt go extinct, water quality deteriorates in the Delta, and flood threat to disadvantaged communities increase, DWR sends out a ridiculous ...
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  • ACTION ALERT UPDATE:  Don’t Collapse the State Wat…
    UPDATE: This is a big deal with new information. We hope everyone speaks up this week.Thanks to everyone who has already taken action. State Senators Melissa Hurtado and Dave Cortese are not exactly friends of the Delta. Their audacious new bill SB1219 is a complete assault on the Delta and all the work that Restore the Delta has championed ...
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  • Delta Flows: Monitoring for the Bay-Delta Estuary …
    Before we continue with the blog below, we want to thank our contributors who have helped us keep this vitally important work for the estuary going. This weekend is the 15th anniversary and start of the 16th year of work by Restore the Delta! If you have been busy this summer and unable to contribute to Our ...
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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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  • Join us on 10/21 for a virtual Dine and Learn even…
    Join Restore the Delta’s first virtual session in our Dine & Learn series on October 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM.    Research is showing that, in order to avoid disruptive climate change, we need to capture carbon dioxide from large sources and from the atmosphere and store it thousands of feet underground.    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists, Briana ...
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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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