Update: Thanks to your help we reached 4,235 signatures in 19 days. Of these signatures, about 5% of these were out of state and the other 4,000 signatures represented a vast amount of Californian counties, from north towards Oregon and south towards San Diego. We recognize that our work would not be possible without contributions from people like you. Can you make a mid-year donation to keep us strong through the end of the year?. Dear Supporters, The hardest part of our job is encouraging you, our members, to respond to government processes that induce weariness in even the hardiest public policy geeks in California. But that is what the Brown Administration, Metropolitan Water District, Kern County Water [...]
Restore the Delta will be at the march and rally for the March For Science in Stockton and People’s Climate Movement in Oakland to represent the Bay-Delta and raise awareness about our cause! Will you join us? Why Participate? Climate Change is a major threat to the Bay-Delta. We are still managing our water systems for the 20th-century climate and continuing to export too much water from the San Francisco Bay-Delta. The current system is designed for the stable climate of the past. But that era is now over. Spending $17 billion on the Delta Tunnels is a terrible waste of public investment money and will exacerbate the issues caused by our changing climate. We need to make this [...]
Our policy analyst and new author Tim Stroshane will be touring the state to read from his new book “Drought, Water Law, and the Origins of California’s Central Valley Project.” Book Tour Schedule: Stockton Sacramento Berkeley: Wednesday night, March 29 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm @ Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94704 – No RSVP required. Davis: Friday night, April 21 starting 7:30 pm @ The Avid Reader, 617 2nd St. Davis, CA 95616 Details at Facebook event (optional RSVP). More location and dates coming soon! Books will be available for purchase at each event. If you would like to purchase the book beforehand, you can purchase via Amazon or directly from the publisher. [...]
Restore the Delta invites you our fund-raising event at the home of Alex and Faye Spanos on March 2, 2017.
On January 25th at 6:00 p.m. in Stockton, Restore the Delta policy analyst, Tim Stroshane will be reading from his new book “Drought, Water Law, and the Origins of California’s Central Valley Project.” Come join us at the Restore the Delta office for a college-level class in California Water History. Books will be available for purchase at our office. If you would like to purchase the book beforehand, you can purchase via Amazon or directly from the publisher. RSVP to [email protected] or by calling (209) 475-9550. This book is an account of how water rights were designed as a key part of the state’s largest public water system, the Central Valley Project. Along sixty miles of the San [...]
ICYMI 1/4/17 – Recent News on the Delta Tunnels and California Water Economist Sees Shift in Delta Tunnels EIR from Farms to Cities In his first Valley Economy blog post for 2017, Jeffrey Michael, Executive Director of the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific, gives his initial take on the recently released Final EIR/EIS for Governor Brown’s Delta Tunnels proposal. What he found is a plan that “Shifts Incremental Water Supplies from Central Valley Project (Farms) to State Water Project (Cities)” “…I did find one important change from the 2015 Revised Draft EIR/EIS. Compared to No Action, building the WaterFix is now projected to increase water supply to the State [...]
If you missed the live broadcast of our case against the Delta Tunnels permit request, you can watch or listen to our team below via YouTube. Opening statement – Watch here. Tim Stroshane: Tunnels Modeling, Flow Alterations, Water Quality, and A New Water Right – Watch here. Senator Mike Machado (Ret.): Salinity and Economic Impacts – Watch here. Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla: Delta Environmental Justice Communities and Poor Outreach by Tunnels Agencies – Watch here. Esperanza Vielma: Economic Recovery and Links to Water Quality – Watch here. Ixtzel Reynoso: A Human Story That Demonstrates Harm on Environmental Justice Communities – Watch Here
NOTE: To watch/listen to hearings live, click here. We live tweeting the hearing @RestoretheDelta. SWRCB WQCP Stockton 12-16 – Curated tweets by RestoretheDelta Join us at these hearing dates below to make your comments: * Note: The Hearing will go on for as long as people have public comments. It could stretch into the evening, so please plan to drop by throughout the day if you can’t make the morning time. Earlier this year, thousands of Restore the Delta supporters signed a petition urging the State Water Resources Control Board to update outdated water quality standards for the Bay-Delta region. Now we need your action in person! This outdated 20-year-old Water Quality Control Plan allows more than [...]
Tomorrow starting at 9:15-9:30 am Restore the Delta and our panel will present testimony in front of the State Water Board and undergo cross examination from agencies. Watch/listen to our testimony and hear the cross examination of our panel: 1) Click this link: https://video.calepa.ca.gov/ 2) Where it says “California WaterFix Water Right Petition Hearing” and the date “12/8/2016” — click “Video” or “Audio” to see or listen it livestream. All our testimony and declarations are listed here.
Dear Friends of Restore the Delta in the Central Basin Municipal Water District: We are co-sponsoring along with the Southern California Watershed Alliance a screening of our documentary Over Troubled Waters (narrated by Ed Begley Jr.) along with a free Delta tasting (snacks) on Thursday at 6 pm in Bellflower. The event is free! This is your chance to learn about Water Rate Solutions for Southern California and why the Delta Tunnels will be cost prohibitive for people in your community. The event will be held at Ninos Latinos Unidos 9246 Alondra Blvd Bellflower, CA 90706 We look forward to seeing your there. Best, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla Executive Director, Restore the Delta PDF Flyer.