Friday, October 11, 2013

News articles and links from October 11, 2013

Water Storage 

From: Alex Breitler, Stockton Record  

San Joaquin County officials this week proposed abandoning a plan to build a reservoir in the rolling hills east of Stockton, a project that was touted for years as being critical to the region's future water supply.

Water Rights

From: Chris Austin, Maven's Notebook

One of the statutory responsibilities of the Delta Watermaster is to present reports to the State Water Resources Control Board and the Delta Stewardship Council on various water resource issues.  On October 8th, Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson presented his eighth report to the Board titled "California's Area of Origin Laws".

Bay Delta Conservation Plan

From: Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio

Supporters say the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is one of the most ambitious habitat restoration programs ever. It's proposal to build two tunnels to carry water from the Delta to central and southern California is also one of the most controversial.

Endangered Species Act

From: Chris Austin, Maven's Notebook

Even though the federal government is shutdown, hearings in Washington DC continue.

On the Endangered Species Act:  Yesterday, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Congressional Working Group, led by Congress members Doc Hastings and Cynthia Lummis (WY-at large), held a forum entitled "Reviewing 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act and Seeking Improvement for People and Species."

On H.R. 3176, the Water Rights Protection Act:  Yesterday, the House Natural Resources Committee's Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing on HR [3189], the Water Rights Protection Act.

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