Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tunnel test

Court ruling could increase cost of Delta water project

How the proposed Delta water tunnels would work. BAY AREA NEWS GROUP

Bay Area News Group

Sacramento Bee / Associated Press

The California Supreme Court is set to issue a ruling today that could add millions of dollars to the cost of the governor's $15.7 billion plan to build two giant water tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. At issue is whether California officials must pay landowners to access thousands of acres of private property to conduct preliminary environmental and geological tests for the project.

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Report: Managing water from Spain to the Delta

Sacramento Bee & Public Policy Institute of California

How much water, exactly, does California have? The answer can be hard to pin down. Today, Public Policy Institute of California researchers will discuss their report comparing California's methods to those in other western states and countries like Spain and Australia, seeking a better system for aquatic accounting.

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DWR wants your ideas on groundwater BMPs

Department of Water resources

The California Department of Water Resources is accepting public input on developing best management practices related to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. A survey has been set up to collect responses of potential BMPs as part of a process to develop a BMP framework. Survey responses will be accepted through July 31.

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