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The 90 Day Plan
Thursday, September 16, 2010
FW: [ACWA eNews] ACWA e-News for September 15, 2010
ACWA e-News for September 15, 2010
ACWA's e-Newsletter is a weekly roundup of California water news and events. To manage your subscription, click here.
Submitted by Sarah Langford on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 4:43pm
After a decade of cooperative planning, federal and state officials held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project near Manton in Northern California.
Representatives from the Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and California Department of Fish and Game symbolized the project's kick-off by turning a wheel at Coleman Dam along the banks of the South Fork of Battle Creek.
Submitted by Sarah Langford on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 3:37pm
A committee of the Delta Stewardship Council is meeting today and tomorrow to review and consider proposed early actions for possible inclusion in the Delta Interim Plan, adopted Aug. 27 by the council.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 9:53am
ACWA has submitted comments on the proposed scoping document for the California Ocean Plan adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board. ACWA's comments focus on provisions regarding desalination facilities and brine.
The State Board has scheduled a public hearing to solicit comments on all issues related to the Ocean Plan on Sept. 22 in Sacramento.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 4:47pm
When Congress returns Sept. 14 from its summer recess, D.C. insiders are predicting little action will take place on remaining big-ticket items such as appropriations or tax bills.
Instead, with a targeted Oct. 8 adjournment date and the November elections rapidly approaching, the agenda seems more likely to be consumed with electoral posturing, ongoing ethics controversies, and an attempt at limited energy legislation.
Submitted by Sarah Langford on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 4:09pm
The deadline is fast approaching for members of ACWA's Outreach Program to record their interactions or submit copies of letters for the 2010 Outreach Awards. Letters must be received no later than Monday, Oct. 4.
Throughout the year, ACWA has asked its members to take action on several important legislative and policy issues, including:
Submitted by Sarah Langford on Wed, 08/25/2010 - 4:13pm
Nominations and entries for ACWA's Emissary Award and Theodore Roosevelt Award are now being accepted. The deadline to submit application materials is Oct. 1.
ACWA's Emissary Award was established in 2006 and recognizes individual ACWA member volunteers who have made remarkable and visible contributions to the enhancement, protection or development of water resources in California by participating in, supporting and advancing ACWA's goals. Nomination forms may be downloaded here.
Secretary of State's Office Auditorium, 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
The Delta Stewardship Council is charged with protecting the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the critical role it serves in the water supply for millions of Californians and its unique ecosystem and way of life.
In addition to flood protection, Folsom Dam provides water for municipal, industrial, and agricultural use; generates about 10 percent of local hydropower needs, maintains water flows and temperatures for fish and wildlife; provides flows for Bay-Delta water quality; and offers recreation to some 2 million visitors annually.
This project is a Joint Federal Project which is an unprecedented partnership amongst the Bureau of Reclamation, the Army Corps of Engineers, Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.
The comprehensive water package, which was passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor last year. This historic package contains four policy bills along with an $11.14 billion general obligation bond proposal that voters will consider on the November 2010 ballot.
Get the latest on how these issues, and more, impact the legal and policy framework in which water agencies must operate.
Cucamonga Valley Water District, 10435 Ashford St., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
"The Salty Truth: A Look at Salt Management Practices"
ACWA Regions 8, 9 & 10 invite you to a one day program and tour on salt management practices in the Santa Ana groundwater basin. Please join us to hear expert panelists for a morning program and take an exciting hands-on tour in the afternoon. Tour locations include, Arlington Desalter, Inland Empire Bio Solids Treatment Plant, and much more!
Central Basin Municipal Water District, 6252 Telegraph Road, Commerce, CA 90040
"Avoid the Pitfalls: Navigating Through Urban Water Management Planning"
ACWA Region 8 invites you to a one‐day program to learn more about the required elements of Urban Water Management Plans. The program is designed to look at successful and unique UWMP's and dissect what works and what doesn't. The program will also discuss the nexus between UWMP's and water supply assessments. With the deadline nearing for completion of plans, don't miss out on this informative program!