NEWSOM ADMINISTRATION’S WATER RESILIENCE PORTFOLIO

The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta remains concerned, however, that the portfolio fails to address the growing impacts of water scarcity on rural farming communities throughout the Central Valley of California.

Reclamation Moves Towards Long Overdue Project Operations Update

The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta (Coalition) is pleased that the Bureau of Reclamation has taken a long overdue step to update the operational criteria of the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project (SWP).

Jason Peltier to Lead New Chapter in Coalition’s Efforts

Today the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta (CSD) announced the appointment of Jason Peltier as its new Executive Director, bringing enhanced leadership and tremendous experience as the Coalition expands its role in addressing and acting upon California water management, ecosystem improvement and the myriad of Bay-Delta issues.

California Farmers Are Leaders in Water Efficiency

A recent editorial by the Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards suggested that Central Valley farmers employ wasteful irrigation practices and should be subject to the same water rules that the State Water Resources Control Board is currently contemplating for urban users.

Statement by the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta regarding Southern California Water Committee Economic Study

Today, the Southern California Water Committee released a new report exposing the consequences of decades of water cuts caused by environmental regulations. Not surprisingly, California’s San Joaquin Valley and Southern California regions are taking the hardest hit, to the tune of an average of 1.3 million acre-feet of water each year.

Statement Regarding Predation Issues & Petition Withdrawal

A broad statewide coalition of business, farming, and water users withdrew their petition to the California Fish and Game Commission to address predation of endangered salmon and smelt by non-native predator species by increasing bag limits and decreasing size limits on striped bass and black bass in the Delta.

State Water Board to Take Up Controversial Water Temperature Control Plan

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is scheduled to consider a new proposal tomorrow in an effort to keep water temperatures at a suitable level for endangered fish species, including salmon. The plan calls for setting aside an additional 200,000 acre-feet of water in Shasta Lake, to be held at least until October 2016.

Stormwater Pollution Suit Settled

The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta has settled its lawsuit with the City of Stockton and San Joaquin County over toxic stormwater discharges into Delta waterways.