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  • Governor asks Californians to voluntarily cut wate…
    For Immediate Release: 7/8/21 Contact:Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Stockton, CA – Today, Governor Newsom asked Californians to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15%. Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director, Restore the Delta response:“Governor Newsom’s response to the drought is too little too late. Restore the Delta and our coalition partners began warning state agencies and the Newsom Administration at the end ...
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  • DROUGHT: Coalition Opposes Temporary Urgency Chang…
    For Immediate Release: 6/29/21 Contact:Tim Stroshane, Restore the Delta 510-847-7556, [email protected] STOCKTON, CA – A coalition of Delta-based groups has sent a formal Petition for Reconsideration to the State Water Board opposing the Board’s June 1 order to relax water quality standards for Delta operations of the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project. The Temporary Urgency Change Order ...
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  • HEALTH ALERT: Avoid Harmful Algal Blooms in Delta …
    Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are a threat to health and public safety in the Delta.  Our Delta Counties are not doing a good job of notifying people to be cautious near waterways in Downtown Stockton, Smith Canal, near Windmill Cove, Discovery Bay and Big Break in Antioch.  Here are some photo examples of the 2021 toxic algae season. These waters ...
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  • ACTION ALERT: Federal Water Infrastructure Bill
    Please contact Senator Padilla’s Office today regarding Senator Manchin’s draft water section in the infrastructure bill. While there are necessary items in the infrastructure bill, Senator Dianne Feinstein (who does not serve on the Energy and Water Committee) drafted this water section for Senator Manchin and loaded it up with big dam projects that will not help ...
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  • ACTION ALERT: The Newsom Delta Tunnel Process Begi…
    The long process of official DWR-sponsored meetings around the Environmental Impact Report for the Delta tunnel begins this summer. We recommend that all our followers register for the webinars sponsored by DWR and the Design Construction Authority to listen and respond with smart, factual, yet passionate critique as necessary. Head and heart make for the best ...
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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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  • 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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