SB1 Fix It or Nix It

By calwa_admin | August 8, 2019 |

Dear Friend, Water is life in California. Earlier this year, Sacramento politicians introduced Senate Bill 1 (SB1) which seeks to inject politics into California’s environmental regulations. SB! will restrict water deliveries to the Central Valley and make California even more unaffordable. SB1 puts our communities in danger. The California Water Alliance is a non-profit and…

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow and California Water Alliance Respond to SB1 Advancing in the California Assembly

By calwa_admin | August 30, 2019 |

August 30th 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Terra Brusseau 559-281-9088 cell [email protected] SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – Earlier today, California Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) by Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) advanced from the California Assembly Appropriations committee. SB 1 will now be considered on the California Assembly floor before the Legislature adjourns on September 13th.…

Asambleísta Frank Bigelow y California Water Alliance responden al avance de SB1 en la Asamblea de California

By calwa_admin | August 31, 2019 |

30 de Agosto del 2019 Comunicado Urgente Para mayor información, comunicase con: Terra Brusseau Móvil: 559-281-9088 Correo Electronico: [email protected] SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – El día de hoy, el proyecto de ley Senatorial 1 (SB1) introducido por el Senador Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) fue avanzado por el comité de Apropiaciones de la Asamblea de California. SB1 ahora…

Newsom preps lawsuit over Federal water boost, proposes changes to State Water Project

By calwa_admin | November 22, 2019 |

The original article can be found at http://sjvsun.com/ag/newsom-preps-lawsuit-over-federal-water-boost-proposes-changes-to-state-water-project/?utm_source=Sunrise+A.M.&utm_campaign=6b86dc3a3f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_15_07_27_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_44bc765148-6b86dc3a3f-281391177 In a move to counter a recent update to Federal water policy that will send more water to the San Joaquin Valley, Gov. Gavin Newsom and state water and environmental officials announced plans to sue the Federal government over the update while seeking tighten water exports via…

Reclamation updates 2020 Central Valley Project water allocation for Friant Division

By calwa_admin | April 22, 2020 |

For Release: April 21, 2020 Friant Dam (Reclamation photo by John Bohrman) Friant Dam (Reclamation photo by John Bohrman)SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the Bureau of Reclamation updated the water supply allocation for Friant Division Central Valley Project contracts for the 2020 contract year. The Friant Division provides water for 15,000 family farms and several cities…

Valley Ag Voice – CalWA

By p15 | October 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Valley Ag Voice – CalWA

Benjamin Franklin once commented that, “when the well is dry, they know the worth of water.” But Californians have long contradicted our founding father’s wise words; we always recognize the importance of water and have fought over it for decades. Occasionally these water wars become enflamed as a result of drought, but just as often…

Metropolitan Board Takes Action to Fund Next Phase of Delta Conveyance Project

By p15 | January 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Metropolitan Board Takes Action to Fund Next Phase of Delta Conveyance Project

Metropolitan’s board voted unanimously last week to fund its share of the environmental planning and pre-construction costs for the Delta Conveyance Project. The state initiative would increase the long-term reliability of the State Water Project and make it more resilient to climate extremes, sea level rise and earthquakes. Read the press release.

Water Infrastructure Letter Sent to President Biden

By p15 | February 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Water Infrastructure Letter Sent to President Biden

A national coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts urged President-elect Joe Biden and congressional leadership this week to address aging Western water infrastructure in any potential infrastructure or economic recovery package. Read Full Article  

The Western View: Cap and Trade Your Cover Crop?

By p15 | February 10, 2021 | Comments Off on The Western View: Cap and Trade Your Cover Crop?

The winds of change certainly have blown strong from Washington, and they are at gale force in the farming industry. President Biden eliminated the Covid relief funding which benefited some growers. But the big news is, he wants to use that money to get growers to idle 50 million acres and plant cover crops. He…

Hetch Hetchy Water & Power plans five-year $140M Mountain Tunnel project

By p15 | February 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Hetch Hetchy Water & Power plans five-year $140M Mountain Tunnel project

The City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission are planning a five-year $140 million project beginning next year to repair, rehabilitate and upgrade the 19-mile-long Mountain Tunnel, a key component of the Hetch Hetchy Water System that takes water from Tuolumne County and sends it to San Francisco See…