Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Critical report

State auditor says Delta twin tunnels project falls short

The Unexpected Complexity of the California WaterFix Project Has Resulted in Significant Cost Increases 

CA State Auditor

Mercury News

A state audit found that the proposal to build two massive tunnels through the Delta to make it easier to move water from north to south was suffering from "significant cost increases and delays." The report from California's state auditor said the Brown administration "has not fully implemented a governance structure for the design and construction phase, and has not maintained important program management documents" for the project.


DWR releases legislative report on UWMP status

Department of Water Resources

The Department of Water Resources has submitted a report to the Legislature on the status of 2015 Urban Water Management Plans (as required by the California Water Code). The report summarizes the status of UWMPs, exemplary elements of UWMPs, and progress toward achieving a statewide water use reduction of 20-percent by 2020.


Environment is big winner in Colorado River pact

Water Deeply

A newly signed pact between Mexico and the United States is believed to be the first time that two nations have agreed to allocate part of a shared water resource to the environment. Farmers and cities in both countries will reap benefits from Minute 323, an update to an existing agreement that seeks to sustainably manage the water of the overburdened Colorado River basin.