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  • ICYMI 1/19/22 Resetting Priorities: Clean Drinking…
    A new UC Berkeley/UCLA study, Inequities in Drinking Water Quality Among Domestic Well Communities and Community Water Systems, California, 2011‒2019 has found that an estimated 370,000 Californians rely on contaminated drinking water sources that disproportionately impact communities of color in the state.  The study examines both community water systems and domestic well areas of California, covering about 99 percent of the ...
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  • Governor’s 2022-23 Budget Proposal: A View from th…
    For Immediate Release: 1/11/22 Contact:Tim Stroshane, Restore the Delta, 510-847-7556, [email protected] Stockton, CA – This week Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2022-23. After two years of “unimaginable challenges” the governor states that, “This budget is a new opportunity for us to address the greatest challenges facing our state – for the year ahead and ...
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  • Delta Flows 1/7/22: Same as it Ever Was
    As life turns back on after the holidays, Restore the Delta has been busy. Here is our report out from the State Water Resources Control Board workshop held Wednesday, January 5, on the “Temporary Urgency Change Petition for the Delta” that would keep allowing the state to continue to ignore Clean Water Act violations in ...
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  • Action Alert: January 5, 2022 Water Board Workshop…
    It’s 2022, and we have to get to work starting January 5, 2022 to save the Delta. There will be a State Water Resources Control Board Workshop on a plan by the Department of Water Resources and the US Bureau of Reclamation to gut water quality standards for the Delta starting in February and to leave a “temporary” barrier in ...
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  • TODAY: An Opportunity to Comment on Redistricting …
    While redistricting in California is supposed to be led by impartial citizen committees, we hear stories daily about which consultant group from which political leaning is sticking his/her thumb into the redistricting process. It isn’t our issue, so we smile politely, nod, and get back to work. Except when weird things are happening for water representation. There ...
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  • Water Coalition Thanks Governor for Reviving Bay-D…
    For Immediate Release: 11/5/21 Contact:Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Sacramento, CA – A coalition of tribal, fishing, conservation, and environmental justice groups sent a letter to Governor Newsom late Thursday thanking him for abandoning the failed Voluntary Agreements process in the San Joaquin River watershed. The groups asked the governor to also end the Sacramento River voluntary agreement ...
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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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