California State Water Project 2006 Watershed Sanitary Survey Update

The State Water Project (SWP) provides drinking water to approximately two-thirds of California’s population and is the nation’s largest state-built water development project. The SWP extends from the mountains of Plumas County in the Feather River watershed to Lake Perris in Riverside County. It is linked with the Central Valley Project (CVP) that extends from … Continue reading “California State Water Project 2006 Watershed Sanitary Survey Update”

Interim instream flow criteria for the protection of fishery resources in the Scott River watershed, Siskiyou County

This document describes the methods and results of an analysis using historical flow data and regional regression relationships to develop interim instream flow criteria suitable for anadromous fish in the Scott River watershed in Siskiyou County. The Scott River watershed provides aquatic habitat for four species of anadromous fish; Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), Coho Salmon … Continue reading “Interim instream flow criteria for the protection of fishery resources in the Scott River watershed, Siskiyou County”

Delta-Mendota Canal Recirculation Feasibility Study Plan Formulation Report

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is evaluating the feasibility of using recirculation strategies to improve water quality and flow in the lower San Joaquin River (SJR). Specifically, Reclamation is evaluating the feasibility of the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC) Recirculation Project (Project) in which water from the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta (Delta) … Continue reading “Delta-Mendota Canal Recirculation Feasibility Study Plan Formulation Report”

State Investments in Delta Levees

This 43-page Issue Paper, authored by Dustin Jones, the Council’s Integrated Regional Water Management Supervising Engineer, is entitled State Investments in Delta Levees, Key Issues for Updating Priorities. The Delta Reform Act requires that the Delta Plan promote strategic levee investments that attempt to reduce risks to people, property, and state interests in the Delta … Continue reading “State Investments in Delta Levees”