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.

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Robert Dolezal (916) 408-5144 (Hanford, California) The California Water Alliance (CalWA) Board of Directors today voted to oppose Proposition 68, a statewide legislative initiative titled the Parks, Environment and Water Bond, appearing on the ballot in June’s Primary Election. “All too often, Californians are fooled when they cast their ballots…

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This week, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) set an initial water allocation for our State Water Project at 15 percent for cities and farms. During the 2016-2017 water year the state allowed nearly 50 million acre-feet (16 trillion gallons) of water to run unimpeded into the Pacific Ocean. The inability of California’s water…

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For Immediate Release November 21, 2017 Media Contact: Hector M. Barajas 800.213.4032 ext. 1 [email protected] California Water Alliance Announces Appointment of Interim Executive Director   HANFORD, Calif., (Nov. 21, 2017) – Erik Hansen, chairperson of The California Water Alliance (CalWA), announced the departure of the water policy non-profit’s long-time Executive Director Aubrey Bettencourt and appointment of Raul Riesgo as…

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Originally Published in the Sacramento Bee A single word, in the right context, has power. The State Water Resources Control Board is engaged in a wholesale reclassification of millions of acres of public and private lands by choosing a new definition for the word “wetland.” Whether out of fear of their admitted failure to preserve…

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