Wednesday, April 18, 2012

News articles and links from April 18, 2012


California's Bay Delta Conservation Plan has no clothes


By Tina Swanson

From NRDC - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Coalition response...The author attempts to portray concerns of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta with BDCP efforts as a science vs. policy issue. Her analysis includes science overruling policy which, coincidentally, coincides with her personal viewpoints. Yet, scientists of the National Research Council recently released the results of their two-year study that says any resolution of Delta concerns must be a mix of science and public policy. This scientific approach is the same that former Judge Oliver Wanger implemented when he ruled that biological opinions restricting the delivery of water to users south of the Delta did not include consideration for impacts on the public. Consequently, he directed federal agencies to rewrite those biological opinions, which we are still waiting to see.

It is inconceivable that individuals are now ignoring the results of the NRC scientists in order to further their own agendas. The NRC scientists encouraged that groups of differing interests work cooperatively together to address the Delta ecosystem and water supply issues. Unfortunately, blogs such as presented here will not help to reach the answers that we all need.


Who Controls Water?


From Harvard Business School - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Watermaster, other ag-related bills advancing in California Legislature


From Capital Press - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Osias updates Imperial Irrigation District directors, public on water transfer


From Imperial Valley Press - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Imperial County to appeal federal court QSA ruling


From Imperial Valley Press - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Merced Irrigation District OKs out-of-district water sales


From Merced Sun-Star - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Water issues, struggling dairies cloud California agriculture


From Western Farm Press - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Recent storms mean more water for valley farmers


From Modesto Bee - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

State water allocation up to 60 percent


From Hanford Sentinel - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What is 'historic vision'?


From Fresno Bee - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sonoma County scales back frost-protection rules


From Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Emergency officials address Isabella Dam repairs

TV news

From KGET17 - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Farmers petition water control board to stop new runoff rules


From Monterey Herald - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Growers appeal water quality rules to state board


From Santa Cruz Sentinel - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Corps' engineers climb, inspect New Hogan Dam


From US Army - Monday, April 16, 2012


Delta Stewardship Council won't prejudge BDCP


From Delta Stewardship Council - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Watermaster's Delta diversion probe finds most have riparian water rights


From Delta Stewardship Council - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A levee standard by any other name


By John Bass

From Delta National Park - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

National Research Council study identifies stressors on Bay-Delta species that could factor into Bay-Delta planning


By Aaron A. Ferguson

From Somach Simmons & Dunn - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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