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Aquafornia news Bay Area News Group

California Ballot Measures are Where the Money will Be in November

From the Bay Area News Group:

“Insurance rate hikes, medical malpractice and water tunnels might not generate the kind of passionate water-cooler debate you’d find over marijuana, abortion and the death penalty.

“But this fall, California voters will be besieged by arguments about those weightier issues in the run-up to November’s general election.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Another Big Decision About the Delta: What to Call It?

From The Sacramento Bee:

“Now there’s a new decision looming about the Delta, and policymakers are as stumped as ever: What to call the place? … The one-question survey takes only seconds to complete.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

State Applying Herbicide to Delta Waterways to Control Invasive Weed

From the Stockton Record:

“State officials are beginning to apply herbicide to more than 2,000 acres of Delta waterways in an effort to control a tentacle-like invasive weed that lies just below the surface.”

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Aquafornia news Contra Costa Times

Antioch Explores Building Desalination Plant

From the Contra Costa Times:

“City officials are exploring whether Antioch can turn the salty Delta water off its shoreline into a true liquid asset by building a desalination plant.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: When the Levee Broke — In 10 Years Since Devastating Jones Tract Flooding, Much has Changed on Delta Levees

From the Stockton Record:

“Ten years ago this morning, a levee on Jones Tract west of Stockton abruptly crumbled, unleashing a flood of water and worry. The water went away, eventually. The worry never did.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Public Given More Time to Comment on Governor’s Twin Tunnels Plan

From the Stockton Record:

“The public has been given more time to comment on the governor’s twin tunnels plan, after officials released a legal document today that contains more details about how the plan would be implemented.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Advocates Argue Twin Tunnels Plan Lost In Translation

From the Stockton Record:

“Nitty-gritty details of the governor’s twin tunnels plan are hard enough to grasp for English speakers plowing through 34,000 pages of environmental documents. Non-English speakers, arguably, have no hope at all.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Delta Watershed Named ‘Critical Conservation Area’

From The Sacramento Bee:

“The Bay-Delta watershed has been named a “Critical Conservation Area” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a status that will target federal funding for water quality and habitat improvement projects.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Agency Publishes Draft Comments on Twin Tunnels Plan

From the Stockton Record:

“A state agency that oversees the Delta has published draft comments on Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels plan.”

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Aquafornia news Delta Stewardship Council

News Release: New Delta Stewardship Council Member Appointed

From the Delta Stewardship Council:

“Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Susan Tatayon, of Rocklin, to the Delta Stewardship Council, replacing Hank Nordhoff, whose term has expired.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record Alex Breitler Environment blog

Blog: Sneak Peak?

From the Stockton Record Alex Breitler Environment blog:

“Check out the Delta Protection Commission’s new ‘visual simulation,’ which gives you a sense of the size of the proposed twin tunnels intakes on the Sacramento River.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: Panel — Delta Tunnel Project ‘Falls Short’ of Scientific Standards

From The Sacramento Bee:

“The state’s proposal to restore habitat in the Delta and build two massive water diversion tunnels on the Sacramento River ‘falls short’ in its scientific rigor, according to a new report by a group of scientists.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Experts — Many Flaws in Tunnels Proposal

From the Stockton Record:

“The scientific foundation for Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels plan ‘falls short of what the project requires,’ a panel of experts said Monday.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Groups Want More Time to Review Delta Tunnel Project

From The Sacramento Bee:

“More than 30 conservation groups are asking for more time to comment on the proposal to build two giant water diversion tunnels in the Delta.”

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Aquafornia news Delta Stewardship Council

News Release: Delta ISB Releases Review of Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) EIR/EIS

From the Delta Stewardship Council:

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) has released its review of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.

“The Delta Reform Act of 2009 instructs the Delta ISB to review the BDCP Draft EIR/EIS and to submit its comments to the Delta Stewardship Council and the California Department of Fish and Game.

Aquafornia news Delta Stewardship Council

Announcement: Panel Report Posted on Delta Outflows and Related Stressors

From the Delta Stewardship Council:

“An independent scientific review panel has posted its report on Delta outflows and related stressors.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Four Weeks Left to Comment on Delta Tunnel Plan

From The Sacramento Bee:

“The public has four weeks remaining to submit comments on Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two giant water diversion tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record Environment blog

Blog: Enviros — Need More Time, Information to Comment on Twin Tunnels

From the Stockton Record Environment blog:

“Environmental groups are asking for another 60 days to comment on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, citing in part the lack of an implementation agreement that would spell out many of the specifics.”

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Aquafornia news Capitol Weekly

Wednesday’s Top of the Scroll: Brown Makes Urgent Plea for Delta Tunnels

From Capitol Weekly:

“Gov. Jerry Brown delivered an impassioned defense of his ambitious plan to drill huge tunnels through the delta east of San Francisco to move more northern water south, saying California’s economic well-being depended on it.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: New Entity to Manage Planning for Massive Delta Tunnels

From The Sacramento Bee:

“Construction planning for the giant water diversion tunnels proposed in the California Delta is about to be handed off to a new entity, one that gives a prominent role to the water diverters that will benefit from the project.”

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