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California’s Department of Water Resources files contract validation before Delta Tunnel plan or environmental review

On August 6, the California Department of Water Resources under Governor Gavin Newsom filed a validation complaint in Sacramento County Superior Court to be positioned to sell bonds for the design, planning, and construction of the controversial Delta Conveyance Project (Delta Tunnel) under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. This was done even though no project plan or […]

August 13th

Groups sue California over failure to analyze water project’s impact on salmon, other fish

It’s seems that nobody is happy with the California Department of Resources (DWR) over its water policies this week. Just after the state and federal water contractors sued DWR and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife over their incidental take permit for endangered species, four environmental groups on Wednesday, April 29, sued DWR in the San Francisco Superior […]

May 1st

Delta Tunnels: What’s next for California’s Waterfix after downgrade from twin tunnels to single

The California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation today sent a letter to Hearing Officer Tam Doduc requesting  the State Water Resources Control Board to temporarily place the petition for a change in point of diversion for the California WaterFix (WaterFix CPOD) in abeyance and issue a temporary sixty (60) day stay on all […]

March 3rd

California’s Delta Tunnels already violating laws. WaterFix is badly broken.

California State Auditor Elaine Howle today released an audit on Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project revealing extensive mismanagement by the Department of Water Resources, including the violation of state contracting laws, spending millions of dollars above anticipated costs, and failure to complete either an economic or financial analysis. By Dan Bacher The 97-page report said the Department of Water Resources (DWR) broke state contracting […]

October 6th