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pressrelease Emergency Drought Barrier Removed from Delta
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has completed dismantling an emergency drought barrier that spanned West False River between Jersey and Bradford islands. The barrier was erected in May and June to prevent saltwater from pushing with the tides into the central Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from San Francisco Bay. (11/16/2015)
pressrelease DWR Achieves First Major Milestone as SGMA Groundwater Regulations Go Into Effect
SACRAMENTO – Reaching its first major milestone under the landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today implemented new basin boundary regulations, a key provision of the groundwater law. Today’s action comes well in advance of the January 1, 2016 SGMA deadline, effectively giving local agencies an additional six weeks to prepare their requests for any basin boundary changes. DWR will accept requests from local agencies for basin boundary modifications from January 1, 2016 through March 31, 2016. (11/16/2015)
pressrelease Statement on close of public comment period
Today ends the public comment period on the updated draft environmental documents that analyze the potential effects of changing the primary water diversion system in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The alternatives analyzed include California WaterFix, the project preferred by the administration of Governor Edmund G. Brown to achieve the co-equal goals of enhancing the Delta ecosystem and improving water supply reliability. (10/30/2015)
pressrelease Public Feedback Sought on Delta Research Station Proposal
A notice announcing the availability of a draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for a proposed science and research center in the Delta will be published in the Federal Register on Oct. 30, 2015, the California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. (10/29/2015)

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