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  • ICMYI: Guest Commentary: The Gulf Hurricane is a C… Guest Commentary: The Gulf Hurricane is a Call to Action to Protect Californians from Catastrophic FloodsMayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton and former state senator Mike Machado– MAVEN’S California Water 9/24/20 “The next state Flood Plan must deliver effective flood solutions for all of Stockton and our neighbors.  “The good news is that we know the best way ... Read More
  • ICYMI: COVID, Ratepayers, Utility Bills 9/15/20 Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla of Restore the Delta asks:“How Can the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California consider spending hundreds of millions of dollars in tunnel planning when so many cannot pay their water bills presently?” Opinion: Metropolitan Water District Can Do Better for Southern California Amid COVID – Times of San Diego 9/11/20“While the Water Authority has been ... Read More
  • Harmful Algal Outbreak Worsens in SF Bay-Delta Wat… For Immediate Release: 8/26/20Contact:Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Stockton, CA – The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has reported that a recent collection of water samples from cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms (HABs) along the Stockton waterfront contain microcystins up to 220 times higher than the “danger” level (the highest advisory threshold). These extremely dangerous readings were found at 5 out of ... 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
  • ACTION ALERT – Santa Clara Valley Water Dist… On June 23, 2020, the Santa Clara Valley Water District will be discussing the possibility of putting a funding measure on the November ballot. We believe the ballot in part is to raise funding for the Delta tunnel project.  Valley Water describes their first priority as:  Priority A: Ensure a Safe, Reliable Water Supply   This is exact language used ... Read More
  • BREAKING: DANGER levels of cyanotoxin found in Dis… This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley. 6/10/20 Good Afternoon, The Water Boards received a report of significant cyanobacteria harmful algal bloom (HAB) occurring in Discovery Bay, including multiple locations at the DANGER level (highest threshold). This afternoon (6/10/2020) State Water Board’s HAB Hotline received lab results of the June ... 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