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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Q&A: Persuading Delta Residents that Twin Tunnels Would Be Good

From The Sacramento Bee:

Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, offered The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board his view of California’s plumbing system last week.

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Editorial: Spending on the Delta a Sticking Point in the Water Bond

From The Sacramento Bee:

If Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want voters to weigh in this year on a multibillion-dollar water bond – a big if – they will need to compromise on what may seem like an arcane point: Who controls the money earmarked for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta?

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San Joaquin County Supervisors Still Against Twin Tunnels

From the Stockton Record:

San Joaquin County supervisors agreed Tuesday to oppose Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels project – for the second time – and to send nearly 100 pages of highly critical comments to state and federal officials. 

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: San Joaquin County Paints Grim Picture of Twin Tunnels’ Impact

From the Stockton Record:

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed twin tunnels “will effectively destroy the Delta as it exists today,” and will forever alter San Joaquin County’s economy, county officials warn in a new report.

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Diverse Task Force Tackles Delta Weeds

From the Stockton Record:

Agencies from San Joaquin and Contra Costa counties to NASA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture formed an invasive-weed task force seeking holistic, more comprehensive solutions to free the Delta from its oppressors.

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Friday’s Top of the Scroll: State Supreme Court to Rule in Delta Property-rights Case

From The Sacramento Bee:

The California Supreme Court has agreed to decide an epic battle over whether the state must condemn and acquire parcels on tens of thousands of acres of private property to conduct preliminary testing for Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to construct two large water-conveyance tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: Delta Tunnels, Conservancy in Spotlight as Senate Bond Proposal Falters

From The Sacramento Bee:

With the governor’s controversial Delta tunnel project a key part of the debate, lawmakers on Monday failed to advance a leading Senate proposal to put a revised water bond on the November ballot.

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Commission Asks Residents What Delta Should Be Called

From the Stockton Record:

As part of a “branding” effort to increase public awareness about the estuary, the Delta Protection Commission is asking residents to help decide whether the Delta should be referred to as “The California Delta” or “The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Editorial: Touchy Politics of Delta Hijacked Branding Campaign

From The Sacramento Bee:

Quick quiz: What’s the name of the watery landscape stretching from Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay?

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Commentary: Brown’s Tunnel Plan Looms Over Effort to Pass Water Bonds

From the Los Angeles Times, in a commentary by George Skelton:

As lawmakers struggle to craft a water bond proposal for voters, there’s a huge reservoir of wonderful, non-controversial project ideas. But practically everyone is suffering from tunnel vision. Literally.

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog

Blog: Anti-Delta Tunnel Groups Gear Up to Oppose Water Bonds

From The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog:

California lawmakers haven’t finished maneuvering to get a new water bond on the ballot in November, but opponents have already begun mobilizing.

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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 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 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 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

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 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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