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Sac Bee - Study finds unsafe mercury levels in fish from Delta watershed
06/03/2013
The first comprehensive study of rivers and streams in California has found that sport fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed have higher concentrations of mercury and PCBs than anywhere else in the state.
Maven's Notebook - Delta Stewardship Council's statement on the lawsuit
06/01/2013
From the Delta Stewardship Council: The lawsuit filed recently by the Westlands Water District and San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority is disappointing,
Manteca Bulletin - Twin tunnels will impact Manteca
06/01/2013
Besides regional water supplies being placed in jeopardy with plans to build the tunnels, Weatherford was critical of the Delta Stewardship Council
Stockton Record - Blog: Strong words
05/31/2013
The Delta Stewardship Council issued a statement today expressing disappointment in the lawsuit filed last week by the Westlands Water District and San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority.
Sac Bee - Climate change study: 82 percent of Calif. native fish species risk extinction
05/31/2013
Climate change may cause the extinction of 82 percent of California's native fish species, including iconic ones such as Central Valley salmon and Delta smelt, according to a new study.
Maven's Notebook - Delta Stewardship Council’s statement on the lawsuit against the Delta Plan
05/31/2013
From the Delta Stewardship Council: The lawsuit filed recently by the Westlands Water District and San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority is disappointing, but not unexpected.
LA Times - California native fish could disappear with climate change
05/31/2013
Climate change could be the final blow for many of California’s native fish species, pushing them to extinction with extended drought, warmer water temperatures and altered stream flow.
Capital Public Radio - State Seeks To More Quickly Remove Levee Encroachments
05/31/2013
The California State Senate passed a bill today that could help the state deal more quickly with private encroachment on state levees.
Fresno Bee - EDITORIAL: Restoring Delta requires plan that is fair and science based
05/31/2013
Many trees died to produce the environmental impact report for the Delta Plan. That's because hundreds of groups and individuals from across the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed felt compelled to send in reams of comments to the Delta Stewardship Council. None could be considered love letters.
Sac Bee - Editorial: Delta Plan sets the stage for broad sacrifice
05/30/2013
Many trees died to produce the environmental impact report for the Delta Plan. That's because hundreds of groups and individuals from across the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed felt compelled to send in reams of comments to the Delta Stewardship Council. None could be considered love letters.
Maven's Notebook - CM 1 Water Facilities and Operation
05/30/2013
The cornerstone of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s strategy is the construction of new water diversion facilities in the north Delta for the state and federal water projects. The proposed infrastructure consists of three intakes with a capacity of 3,000 cfs located between Clarksburg and Courtland and two 35-mile long tunnels to deliver the water by gravity to the existing facilities in the south Delta.
Trinity Journal - Delta Council: ‘No impact’ on Trinity
05/30/2013
The California Delta Stewardship Council has given short shrift to Trinity County’s demands that a proposed Delta Plan and Bay-Delta Conservation Plan include protections for the Trinity River and its beneficial uses to the county of origin.
Trinity Journal - Drop Dead: Delta plans offer no Trinity protections
05/29/2013
Nearly four decades later Trinity County is getting the same message from the California Delta Stewardship Council
Merced Sun-Star - Our View: Delta Plan details guiding principles
05/29/2013
Many trees died to produce the environmental impact report for the Delta Plan. That's because hundreds of groups and individuals from across the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed felt compelled to send in reams of comments to the Delta Stewardship Council
Fresno Business Journal - Westlands files Bay Delta suit
05/28/2013
Raising serious objections to the Delta Stewardship Council's Delta Plan, the Westlands Water District joined the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority in a legal action filed May 24 in the Sacramento Superior Court to require the Delta Stewardship Council to revise the Delta Plan to be consistent with the 2009 Delta Reform Act, which created the Council.
Maven's Notebook - Blog round-up: Bloggers on the Westlands lawsuit, BDCP, the Delta Plan, drinking water, an awesome interactive Delta map and more!
05/28/2013
I hope your holiday weekend was a real splash! Here’s what bloggers had to say last week:
Bay Area Indy Media - Westlands Water District Files Lawsuit Against Delta Plan
05/28/2013
Bill Jennings, executive director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, began his presentation in the public comment period of the Delta Stewardship Council meeting on May 16 by stating, "Good morning, welcome to the resumption of California's water wars."
River News Herald - Delta Stewardship Council approves Final Delta Plan unanimously
05/25/2013
The Delta Stewardship Council approved the adoption of the Final Delta Plan unanimously Thursday in West Sacramento at the Ramada Inn's Delta Room.
Bay Area Indymedia - Delta Protection Commission Opposes Peripheral Tunnels!
05/24/2013
The DPC vote follows closely on last week's vote by the Delta Stewardship Council to approve the Delta Plan, which must include BDCP.
Central Valley Business Times - Water authority files for writ again Delta Plan
05/24/2013
The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, along with Westlands Water ... with a policy role touching the Delta, the Delta Stewardship Council has made

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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)