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Maven's Minutes - Delta Stewardship Council’s implementation committee takes shape; Council discusses oversight role
07/08/2013
With the first Delta Plan now adopted, the Delta Stewardship Council is turning their attention to implementing the comprehensive plan. Agenda item 10 for the June 27 Delta Stewardship Council meetingis an update on the progress of establishing an implementation committee and a brief discussion on how to select priorities and topics for Council oversight.
San Joaquin Farm Bureau - Stewardship Council approves Delta Plan
07/05/2013
Supervisors displeased with decision.
Sac Bee - Blog: Jerry Brown grants raises for some water department workers
07/05/2013
Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to increase pay by up to 37 percent for water department workers in positions the state has had difficulty staffing.
Bay Area Indy Media - A voice in the desert wilderness
07/03/2013
On the day before the start of summer in June of 1980, Russian oceanographer/hydrologist/fisheries biologist and political exile Michael Rozengurt, along with American marine biologist Irwin Haydock, co-wrote then Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. a two-page letter warning that a proposed "Peripheral Canal" to funnel Northern California river water around the problem-plagued Delta, would result in the demise of the Delta ecosystem and its abundant fishery.
CA Council on Science and Technology - JPL Partners with DWR to Scan Levees from the Sky
07/03/2013
California's Department of Water Resources (DWR) has turned to a trial partnership with NASA to assist in monitoring the vast stretches of levees protecting the Sacramento Delta.
Maven's Notebook - Delta Stewardship Council hears about dry conditions
07/03/2013
First of three part coverage from the Delta Stewardship Council's June 27th meeting.
Maven's Minutes - Chair Anthony Rendon presents “Principles for Developing a Water Bond” to the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife
07/03/2013
With the budget passed and the Legislature preparing to turn its attention to restructuring a new water bond,Anthony Rendon, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, presented proposed Principles for Developing a Water Bond to Assembly members and the public at the July 2nd committee hearing.
Stockton Record - Blog: Water bond ‘principles’
07/03/2013
The process reworking California’s $11.1 billion water bond will apparently be based on this one-page statement of principles. At the bottom: “Retain policy prohibiting use of water bond funding for construction or mitigation of new water conveyance facilities in the Delta.”
Union of Grass Valley - Delta plan doesn't make any sense
07/02/2013
The Delta Stewardship Council says their plan meets the “coequal” needs of those depending on delta water and provides “reliability” for water contractors.
AP - CALIF.'S SIERRA A 'LIVING LAB' FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
07/01/2013
In parts of California's Sierra Nevada, marshy meadows are going dry, wildflowers are blooming earlier and glaciers are melting into ice fields.
Maven's Notebook - Slow yet steady progress being made on the State Water Board’s update to the Bay Delta Plan
07/01/2013
At its June 19 meeting, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) heard a progress report on the update of the Bay Delta Plan, the water quality control plan that identifies the beneficial uses of the Delta’s waters and then sets water quality objectives to protect those uses.
San Diego Mission Courier - Fighting for the Delta
06/28/2013
On June 17, a statewide coalition of fishing, wildlife and farming community groups announced the filing of a lawsuit against the California Delta Stewardship Council to vacate its Delta Plan.
Vacaville Reporter - Solano County supervisors hear Delta update
06/26/2013
The Delta Stewardship Council has already unanimously approved the Delta Plan and its Environmental Impact Report. "I think there are a lot of things missing," Goulart told the Solano County Board of Supervisors
Maven's Notebook - Blog round-up: Bloggers on Delta Plan lawsuits, the BDCP, and regional issues, plus data visualizations, Aquapedia, a super cool party trick, and more!
06/25/2013
This week’s round-up is action packed, so let’s get started.
Vacaville Reporter - Delta plan lacks sense
06/25/2013
The Delta is starving for water, so California officials set up a plan to take more water out of the Delta. How does this make any sense?
Chico Enterprise Record - Editorial: Delta's new plan has same outcome
06/24/2013
Our view: The newly completed Delta Plan avoided the fundamental water issue in California: How much water moves south?
Maven's Notebook - Creating a policy-science interface: The Delta Science Plan
06/24/2013
Creating an effective interface for decision makers and scientists to communicate and coordinating science efforts across the multiple entities doing science in the Delta are some of the ambitious goals of a unique and little-known planning process currently underway: the creation of a Delta Science Plan.
Stockton Record - Familiar feeling as lawsuits ripple across the Delta
06/24/2013
Our newspaper has had a number of very good environmental reporters over the years, one of them the always straight-shooting Jim Nickles, rest his soul.
Vacaville Reporter - Solano County Board of Supervisors to hear update on Delta issues
06/24/2013
Proposed plans to revamp the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to move water south will impact Solano County. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will receive an update on Delta-related issues and activities.
UC Davis - The Delta Stewardship Council Seeks New Member for the Delta ISB
06/21/2013
The Delta Stewardship Council is searching for a prominent scientist with expertise in the area of fish ecology to fill a vacancy on the Delta Independent Science Board

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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)