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  • CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still Important

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    CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still Important

    Little Hoover Commission | November 17, 2005...
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    The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday recommended overhauling how state and federal agencies are managing the massive, multibillion-dollar effort to restore the Bay-Delta...

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  • California’s Agricultural and Urban Water Supply Reliability and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

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    California’s Agricultural and Urban Water Supply Reliability and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | October 1, 2016...
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    This paper reviews issues about Delta water supplies, operations, regulations, and reliability; the economic value of supply; costs of unreliability in quantity and...

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  • CalSim II Simulation of Historical SWP-CVP Operations Technical Memorandum Report

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    CalSim II Simulation of Historical SWP-CVP Operations Technical Memorandum Report

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | November 12, 2003...
    Summary

    CalSim is a generalized water resources planning tool developed jointly by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the US Bureau of Reclamation...

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  • Carriage Water

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    Carriage Water

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | September 26, 2001...
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    Carriage water is defined as marginal export costs, that is, the extra water needed to carry a unit of water across the Delta...

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  • Central Valley Project Water Supply and Yield Study

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    Central Valley Project Water Supply and Yield Study

    Bureau of Reclamation | December 26, 2007...
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    The CALFED Bay-Delta Authorization Act, Title 1 of Public Law 108-361 (the Water Supply, Reliability, and Environmental Improvement Act of 2004) directed the...

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  • Chronology of major litigation involving the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project

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    Chronology of major litigation involving the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project

    Department of Water Resources | January 1, 2013...
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    A chronology of major litigation involving the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project from 1950 to 2007.

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  • Collateral Damage: A citizen’s guide to fish kills and habitat degradation at the state and federal water project pumps in the Delta

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    Collateral Damage: A citizen’s guide to fish kills and habitat degradation at the state and federal water project pumps in the Delta

    The Bay Institute | March 1, 2012...
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    Large-scale fish kills and habitat destruction aren’t an unusual occurrence at the giant federal and state pumps that export water from the Sacramento-San...

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  • Coordinated Operating Agreement for the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project

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    Coordinated Operating Agreement for the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project

    | November 24, 1986...
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    The 1986 agreement between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of Water Resources for the coordinated operation of the Central Valley Project...

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  • Delta-Mendota Canal Recirculation Feasibility Study Plan Formulation Report

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    Delta-Mendota Canal Recirculation Feasibility Study Plan Formulation Report

    Bureau of Reclamation | September 30, 2010...
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    The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is evaluating the feasibility of using recirculation strategies to improve water quality and...

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  • Department of Fish and Game Rationale for Effects of Exports

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    Department of Fish and Game Rationale for Effects of Exports

    Department of Fish and Wildlife | November 2, 2011...
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    This document describes the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) methodology to quantify the surface area in the Sacramento – San Joaquin...

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  • Factors Affecting the Composition and Salinity of Exports from the South Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Factors Affecting the Composition and Salinity of Exports from the South Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | February 24, 2004...
    Summary

    The goal of this report is to identify factors affecting the composition and salinity of exports from the south Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  Composition...

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  • Five Decades of Magical Thinking: How California?s Water Policy is Founded on a Bankrupt 53-year-old Fantasy

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    Five Decades of Magical Thinking: How California?s Water Policy is Founded on a Bankrupt 53-year-old Fantasy

    California Water Impact Network (C-WIN) | May 5, 2012...
    Summary

    Recent revelations confirm that California?s water policy is founded on a decades-old water deficit, one that will only be compounded by Jerry Brown?s...

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  • History of the Delta Division, Central Valley Project

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    History of the Delta Division, Central Valley Project

    U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) | October 1, 1994...
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    The Delta Division of the Central Valley Project (CVP) acts as the hub around which the CVP revolves. The Delta Division contains the...

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  • Initial Alternatives Information Report for the North/Central Delta Improvement Study (Delta Cross Channel, Franks Tract, and Through- Delta Facility Evaluation)

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    Initial Alternatives Information Report for the North/Central Delta Improvement Study (Delta Cross Channel, Franks Tract, and Through- Delta Facility Evaluation)

    Bureau of Reclamation | March 17, 2010...
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    The U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) are evaluating the feasibility...

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  • Kern Water Bank: Myth and Reality

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    Kern Water Bank: Myth and Reality

    Kern Water Bank Authority | September 21, 2010...
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    A recent lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity claims that the Kern Water Bank was a “ripoff’ that benefited a few...

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  • Long-Term Central Valley Project Operations Criteria and Plan CVP-OCAP

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    Long-Term Central Valley Project Operations Criteria and Plan CVP-OCAP

    Bureau of Reclamation | July 1, 2004...
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    This document has been prepared to serve as a baseline description of the facilities and operating environment of the Central Valley Project (CVP)...

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  • Managing for Change: Modernizing California’s Water Governance

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    Managing for Change: Modernizing California’s Water Governance

    Little Hoover Commission | August 1, 2010...
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    In this study, the Little Hoover Commission focused on how California organizes the functions of water supply, planning, management and accounting. From the...

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  • Modernizing the system: California Water Fix operations (White paper #2)

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    Modernizing the system: California Water Fix operations (White paper #2)

    Metropolitan Water District | July 20, 2017...
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    The second in a series of three policy papers prepared for the consideration of Metropolitan’s Board of Directors in advance of planned summer...

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  • Old and Middle River Flow Review: USGS Gauge Readings versus Index Calculations for 2011 through 2017

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    Old and Middle River Flow Review: USGS Gauge Readings versus Index Calculations for 2011 through 2017

    Department of Water Resources | November 17, 2017...
    Summary

    This report will demonstrate the strong flow correlation between the United States Geological Survey gages at the Old and Middle Rivers (USGS OMR),...

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  • Overview on Central Valley Project Financing, Cost Allocation, and Repayment Issues

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    Overview on Central Valley Project Financing, Cost Allocation, and Repayment Issues

    Delta Vision | September 18, 2008...
    Summary

    As part of its strategic plan, the Delta Vision Task Force is considering in detail the entire California water infrastructure. This report summarizes...

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