Category Archives: State Board Bay-Delta Standards

CSPA Works to Make Delta Flow Work

The 2010 Delta Flow Criteria Report announced findings by the State Water Board that additional flow into and out of the Delta was needed to restore fisheries. The Report stated: “In order to preserve the attributes of a natural variable … Continue reading

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CSPA, AquAlliance File for Preliminary Injunction Against Water Transfer

On 13 June 2014, CSPA and AquAlliance filed a motion in federal District Court for a preliminary injunction to restrain and enjoin the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) from carrying out or approving the transfer of up to 175,226 acre-feet … Continue reading

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CSPA Sues USBR Over Water Transfers

On 11 June 2014, CSPA and AquAlliance filed a lawsuit in federal District Court against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) over its inadequate disclosure, avoidance of impacts, and mitigation of major water transfers from the Sacramento Valley through the … Continue reading

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State Board Again Weakens Bay-Delta Standards; Refuses to Enforce the Law; Fish Suffer

On 6 May 2014, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) held an informal workshop on the latest changes to water quality and flow standards established to protect public trust resources in the Bay-Delta estuary. The Board, on 2 … Continue reading

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CSPA Protests Latest State Board Drought Temporary Urgency Change Order

On 28 April 2014, CSPA, CWIN and AquAlliance formally protested the State Water Resource Control Board’s latest Temporary Urgency Order further relaxing water quality criteria and flow standards in the Delta to expedite increased water exports.  The 18 April Order … Continue reading

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CSPA Testifies at State Water Board Drought Urgency Hearing

On 18 and 19 February 2014, CSPA testified at the State Water Resource Control Board’s workshop regarding the drought urgency petition filed by the Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Water Board’s temporary order, issued … Continue reading

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CSPA Opposes Contract Extension for Bay-Delta Plan Consultant

CSPA has requested that a proposed contract extension for ICF Jones & Stokes  (ICF) be removed from the State Water Board’s 4 February 2014 consent calendar and rescheduled for a subsequent State Board meeting.  ICF is a huge international consulting … Continue reading

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CSPA Report: The Loss of VAMP’s Export Limitations

CSPA has released a report detailing the impacts to delta smelt and salmon from the demise of the mid-April – mid-May limits on Delta exports.  The export restrictions were part of the Vernalis Adaptive Management Program (VAMP) and served to … Continue reading

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CSPA Submits Comments on State Board SED for San Joaquin River Update

CSPA joined the California Water Impact Network, AquAlliance, Friends of the River and Restore the Delta in submitting extensive comments on the State Water Resource Control Boards Substitute Environmental Document for Phase I of the update of Water Quality Control … Continue reading

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CSPA Presents Comments on San Joaquin Flow to State Water Board

CSPA presented a series of oral comments to the State Water Resources Control Board on Monday, June 6 concerning the Board’s environmental review of San Joaquin flow and salinity. A proceeding on San Joaquin flow and salinity is part of … Continue reading

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State Board Proceeding on San Joaquin River Flows

On 8 February 2011, CSPA, California Water Impact Network and AquAlliance joined in submitting extensive additional information and comments concerning the State Water Resources Control Board’s continuing review and expected revision of San Joaquin River flow and South Delta salinity … Continue reading

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San Joaquin River Flow and Salinity Workshop Scheduled for 6 & 7 January

Fate of the San Joaquin River hangs in the balance The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) will hold a workshop to receive comments and technical information related to its draft Technical Report on the scientific basis for alternative San … Continue reading

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CSPA, CWIN and AquAlliance comment on DFG’s draft flow criteria for the Delta and Tributaries

By Bill Jennings, CSPA Executive Director The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Water Impact Network and AquAlliance have submitted comments on the draft flow report issued by the California Department of Fish and Game. In November 2009, the California Legislature … Continue reading

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