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Maven's Notebook - Blog round-up: Bloggers on the Westlands lawsuit, BDCP, the Delta Plan, drinking water, an awesome interactive Delta map and more!
I hope your holiday weekend was a real splash! Here’s what bloggers had to say last week:
River News Herald - Delta Stewardship Council approves Final Delta Plan unanimously
The Delta Stewardship Council approved the adoption of the Final Delta Plan unanimously Thursday in West Sacramento at the Ramada Inn's Delta Room.
Central Valley Business Times - Water authority files for writ again Delta Plan
The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, along with Westlands Water ... with a policy role touching the Delta, the Delta Stewardship Council has made
Bay Area Indymedia - Delta Protection Commission Opposes Peripheral Tunnels!
The DPC vote follows closely on last week's vote by the Delta Stewardship Council to approve the Delta Plan, which must include BDCP.
ACWA - Delta Stewardship Council Adopts Final Delta Plan
After nearly three years of study and roughly 100 public meetings, the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) on May 16 unanimously adopted the final version of the Delta Plan.
CA Majority Report - Finding Common Ground in the Delta
After years of analysis and debate, the California Natural Resources Agency has released its draft plan to restore the Delta and improve water supply reliability for California. It is a promising beginning for the development of a comprehensive, science-based strategy to address the Delta’s many challenges. As expected in discussions about water in California, reaction has been swift and argumentative. But in spite of combatants staking out their usual positions, the Governor now has an opportunity to craft a workable Delta solution. However, the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan is only part of the fix.
Ag Alert - Delta Stewardship Council adopts management plan
Delta Stewardship Council adopts management plan.
AP - Gov. Brown orders streamlining of water transfers
Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order he says will help California's agriculture industry by streamlining the approval process for water transfers in the state.
Stockton Record - Blog: What they said
Two members of the Delta Stewardship Council are from the Delta, so I was curious what those members would say and how they would vote when the long-awaited Delta Plan finally came up for adoption last Thursday.
Maven's Notebook - Maven’s Minutes: Joint Informational Hearing: Natural Resources and Water and Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta “The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Perspectives on the Plan”
On May 14th, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and the Senate Select Committee on the Delta held a second informational hearing on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to gather different perspectives on the plan from water contractors, local government officials, and environmental groups.
Stockton Record - Clarifying issues with Bay Delta Conservation Plan
The Record's April 18 editorial, "Wishful thinking on Delta," serves as a useful opportunity to help clarify issues that can be difficult to grasp, even for experts. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is, after all, one of the most important and visionary public works projects ever conceived.
Vacaville Reporter - Delta plan a concern for local official
A new plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta aims to protect the future of the major waterway, but it does little to relieve the concerns of local government officials.
Golden Gate Salmon Assoc. - Salmon Advocates to Delta Stewardship Council
Salmon Advocates to Delta Stewardship Council: Go Back to Drawing Board ...
SF Chronicle - Calif. council adopts delta management plan
The Delta Stewardship Council voted 7-0 on Thursday to approve the final version of the Delta Plan, a blueprint for restoring the delta's ecosystem and improving water supply reliability.
AP - Calif. council adopts delta management plan
A California agency has unanimously adopted a broad, long-range plan to manage the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
KOLO - Council Set to Adopt Delta Water Management Plan
A California agency is set to adopt a broad, long-range plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and provide a reliable water supply to cities and farms.
Bay Area Indy Media - Delta Stewardship Council Adopts Plan Amidst Massive Opposition
In spite of overwhelming opposition from environmentalists, fishermen, family farmers, elected officials and the majority of Californians, the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) on Thursday, May 16 unanimously adopted what it described as a "comprehensive ...
Central Valley Business Times - Water group blasts Delta Plan
The “Delta Plan,” adopted Thursday as state law by the Delta Stewardship Commission, is fatally flawed, says a nonprofit water group based in Santa Barbara.
Capital Public Radio - Council Approves Final Plan for Delta
The Delta Stewardship Council has unanimously approved the final plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The plan is designed to protect the Delta ecosystem while providing a more reliable supply of water for California.
Stockton Record - Delta management plan OK'd Governor's twin tunnels proposal could be added
Officials on Thursday approved a broad plan to govern the Delta through the end of the century, despite objections from environmentalists, Delta residents and Stockton officials.


Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)