PANEL DISCUSSION: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Legal Framework: ‘All the acronyms you need to know’

Panel of lawyers dive into the web of laws affecting water in the Delta: The state and federal endangered species acts, water quality control planning, the Delta Reform Act, best available science, and more … The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a complex place on so many levels: physically, ecologically, hydrologically – and most especially legally.  There is a complex web […]

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PERSPECTIVES: Interview with Susan Tatayon, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council

Ms. Tatayon discusses the role of the Delta Stewardship Council, her goals as chair, and the Delta Plan 5 year review This article was written by Lisa Beutler; it appeared first in The Water Report and is republished here with permission. Susan Tatayon presides over the Delta Stewardship Council (Council), one of a trio of agencies responsible for stewardship of […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Delta Watermaster Quarterly Update

Report has good news on Delta water rights and measurement of diversions, but not so good news in the South Delta At the May meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Delta Watermaster Michael George gave his quarterly update on the activities of his office.  He had good news about water rights and measurement of diversions, but had bad news about […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Some good news for Delta smelt

Operation of Suisun Marsh salinity gates to benefit Delta smelt is successful; First experiments with captive-bred Delta smelt show promise At the February meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, some council members had questions about actions the state was taking to address the ever-declining population of Delta smelt, and particularly about the use of captive-bred Delta smelt.  At the March […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Delta Watermaster Update, Council priorities for 2019, and more …

At the January meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the Delta Watermaster gave his quarterly report, which included an update on the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan and what is being done to address losses in channel capacity in the South Delta; the Council also discussed their priorities for the upcoming year; and the Delta Lead Scientist Dr. John […]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Smith Canal Gate Project Consistency Determination Appeal Public Hearing

From the Delta Stewardship Council: Notice for January 2019 Smith Canal Gate Project Public Hearing The Delta Stewardship Council will hold a public hearing regarding the appeal of the certification of consistency submitted by the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency (SJAFCA) regarding the Smith Canal Gate Project, Certification Number C21088. The hearing will take place at the time, date […]

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CONSISTENCY DETERMINATION: City of Stockton Finds Envision Stockton 2040 General Plan Consistent with Delta Plan

From the Delta Stewardship Council: Envision Stockton 2040 General Plan (C201811) The following certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for a covered action has been submitted to the Delta Stewardship Council (Council): Certification Number: C201811 Covered Action Title: Envision Stockton 2040 General Plan Certifying Agency: City of Stockton Certification Date: 12/19/18 The certification of consistency and any associated documents […]

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CAL WATER FIX CONSISTENCY DETERMINATION APPEAL WORKSHOP: Delta tunnel proponents come out in support of Cal Water Fix at the Delta Stewardship Council

Today (Wednesday) is the first day of an expected two-day public workshop on the Delta Stewardship Council’s staff draft determination that there is not enough evidence in the record to support the Department of Water Resources’ determination that the California Water Fix project is consistent with the Delta Plan. Brief background: The Department of Water Resources filed a consistency determination […]

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Cal WaterFix Appeal hearing begins at the Delta Stewardship Council

Hearing on whether the California Water Fix is consistent with the Delta Plan is expected to last three days Today, the Delta Stewardship Council will begin what is expected to be a three-day public hearing on the appeal of DWR’s consistency determination for the California WaterFix project. The 2009 Delta Reform Act created the Delta Stewardship Council and charged the […]

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: A Study Comparing Ways to Estimate Crop Evapotranspiration in the Delta

The Delta Watermaster leads a panel discussing a recent study that compared 7 different methods for estimating consumptive use of crops grown in the Delta At the May meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Delta Watermaster Michael George discussed the recently completed study:  A Comparative Study for Estimating Crop Evapotranspiration in the Delta which compared seven different models and methods of […]

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