Friday, July 1, 2016


Court rules that the sale of 5 Delta islands can proceed

A portion of Chipps Island is part of the sale.

Sacramento Bee

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's $175 million purchase of five islands in the heart of the Delta has been cleared to move forward, even as legal challenges continue. Thursday, the 3rd District Court of Appeal lifted a temporary stay order it had issued in June that briefly prevented the sale from closing. MWD has suggested that the islands could be used to store equipment or possibly fill dirt for the twin tunnels project.


Agency wants your ideas to save the Salton Sea

KESQ Palm Springs

The California Natural Resource Agency is holding workshops to explain what's being done to save the shrinking Salton Sea, and the agency is open to hearing ideas from the public. The recent state budget has allocated more than $80 million for projects to save California's largest lake from turning into a major health hazard.


The push for funds to build Temperance Flat dam

Fresno Bee

A coalition of elected officials, water districts, tribal members and the federal government will gather today to launch the application process to help build Temperance Flat Dam and Reservoir project. Members of the San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority will work with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to complete the funding application for the proposed $2.8 billion project on the San Joaquin River, in the Sierra foothills east of Friant Dam.

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