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delta conveyance Project

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DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 16TH.

 

Delta Conveyance Project, formerly known as California Water Fix, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, Delta Tunnels, etc. 

On July 27, 2022, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released its Delta Conveyance Project Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

The SCFB Office has available the EIR on flash drives for those who have difficultly downloading the documents. Contact the office at staff@sacfarmbureau.org to reserve one.

 

SCFB will also soon have talking points for comments. 

delta stewardship council

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The Council was created to advance the state’s coequal goals for the Delta – a more reliable statewide water supply and a healthy and protected ecosystem, both achieved in a manner that protects the unique characteristics of the Delta.

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)

delta watermaster

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The Office of the Delta Watermaster  is an independent officer of the State, appointed to a four-year term by the State Water Resources Control Board, reporting jointly to the Water Board and to the Delta Stewardship Council.

The Office of the Delta Watermaster was created as part of the Delta Reform Act of 2009. The Watermaster is an independent officer of the State, appointed to a four-year term by the State Water Resources Control Board, reporting jointly to the Water Board and to the Delta Stewardship Council. The Watermaster is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration of water rights, and, when necessary, for taking enforcement action, related to water diversions within the Delta. The Watermaster also confers with and assists both the Water Board and the Stewardship Council as they carry out their respective legislative mandates to achieve the dual objectives of enhancing the Delta ecosystem and improving water supply reliability within the constraints of the water rights system and of the Delta as an evolving place.

delta Drought Response Pilot Program

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The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, in partnership with the Department of Water Resources, the Office of the Delta Watermaster, and The Nature Conservancy, and in coordination with Delta water users, has initiated the Delta Drought Response Pilot Program for water year 2023.

The goals of the 2023 Program are to reduce drought stress in the Delta watershed by incentivizing agricultural water users to incorporate practices into their operations that:

  • Conserve water on a net basis during water year 2023

  • Protect Delta water quality by providing an added buffer against salinity intrusion

  • Promote soil health

  • Mitigate potential drought impacts on fish and migratory birds

Pilot Program Information

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

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Passed on March 12, 2019, S. 47 (John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act) established the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area (Delta NHA). 

National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, historic, and recreation resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape. NHAs are a grassroots, community-driven approach to heritage conservation and economic development. Designated local coordinating entities collaborate with communities to determine how to make heritage relevant to local interests and needs. 

As part of the Delta Protection Commission’s work on Delta Heritage and the National Heritage Area, they engage in public education, historic preservation, tourism and recreation development, visitor amenities, and economic development activities.