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LA Times - The next drought: water officials endorse a 'less is more' strategy for the future
08/17/2015
Randy Fiorini, a third-generation Turlock grower who serves as chair of the Delta Stewardship Council, says it's time to move on from waiting for Shasta-scaled water storage projects. Instead, he advocates a push for smaller, less controversial reservoir projects backed by "local champions."
Stockton Record - Panel scrutinizes levee plan
08/03/2015
“What’s really at stake here is how we’re going to get the water to the thirsty farmers on the west side of the Valley and the municipalities down south,” said Tom Zuckerman. “It’s not the dual goals, and it’s not the Delta.”
Maven's Notebook - Phil Isenberg muses on water, lawsuits, and the 4th of July
07/04/2015
No one is very clear about how science is supposed to be involved in public works projects. Are scientists only advisory, or do their opinions control action? Should independent scientists be voting members of any operating system for a capital involvement project? Who pays for scientific review and how much?
Maven's Notebook - Council prepares for a new role: Considering Delta conveyance
07/01/2015
At the Council’s June meeting Dan Ray apprised the Council of its changing role.
Capitol Weekly - Felicia Marcus navigates drought’s rough water
06/19/2015
While Marcus concedes just being a good listener won’t make everyone happy with the board’s policies, it has at least made some of the battles less bitter.
Maven's Notebook - Delta Science Program Peer Review: Delta Levee Investment Strategy Methodology
06/18/2015
An expert review panel evaluates the methodology behind the development of the DLIS.
New York Times - Troubled Delta System Is CA’s Water Battleground
06/17/2015
Said Phil Isenberg of the Delta Stewardship Council: “It’s a much more adult discussion to acknowledge that the problems are serious, the solutions are tentative, and it’s going to take a lot of money.”
New York Times - CA’s Water Czar, Part Empathetic Confessor and Part Friendly Scold
06/05/2015
Profile of former Council member Felicia Marcus
Maven's Notegook - Watermaster Michael George updates the Council on his activities
06/04/2015
Synopsis of George’s report to the Council
Central Valley Business Times - Latest threat to Delta is Delta Levees Investment Strategy
05/29/2015
“The Delta Levees Investment Strategy is a horrible project,” said Rogene Reynolds, chairman of Restore the Delta in remarks to the North Delta Community Area Residents for Environmental Stability.
Sacramento Bee - Scientists find a way to reduce mercury in wetlands
05/28/2015
“CALFED felt that disturbing wetlands could allow inert mercury to convert into methyl mercury which could then be absorbed into the food chain,” said Council spokesperson Keith Coolidge.
Antioch Herald - Federal funds on way to combat invasive weeds in the Delta
05/27/2015
“The funds will be invested in improved coordination so these weeds and the mosquitos that nest and breed in them could be eradicated once and for all,” said Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho.
Maven's Notebook - Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, part 3: Interagency Crackdown on Aquatic Invasive Weeds in the Delta
05/26/2015
Transcription from May 2015 meeting, part 3: Interagency Crackdown on Aquatic Invasive Weeds in the Delta
Maven' Notebook - Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Pt. 1: Actionable Delta Science & a very brief update on Cal Water Fix and Cal Eco Restore
05/26/2015
Transcription from May 2015 meeting Pt. 1: Actionable Delta Science & a very brief update on Cal Water Fix and Cal Eco Restore
Maven's Notebook - Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, part 4: New momentum for habitat restoration, integrating flood and ecosystem planning in the Yolo Bypass
05/26/2015
Transcription from May 2015 meeting, part 4: New momentum for habitat restoration, integrating flood and ecosystem planning in the Yolo Bypass
Maven's Notebook - Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Part 2: The near-term future of water storage
05/26/2015
Transcription from May 2015 meeting, Part 2: The near-term future of water storage
Maven's Notebook - Wolk, Bonham, and Cowin discuss the BDCP, Cal Water Fix, and Cal Eco Restore
05/22/2015
“Without the NCCP standard, we will have to approach the Delta Stewardship Council without benefit of the pathway provided by the 2009 legislation and ask for their consideration to be adopted into the Delta Plan.”
Modesto Bee - Drought is big news across the nation
05/15/2015
Randy Fiorini pointed out that every major water project in this state has had a local champion. He also noted that our reservoirs already are connected to the state’s water conveyance system.
Maven's Notebook - Council Drought Update: Delta perspectives on drought management
05/01/2015
The Council’s April meeting included an update on the continuing drought and its impacts.
Maven's Notebook - Council Drought Update: Water management actions and status of Delta fisheries
05/01/2015
The Council’s April meeting included an update on the continuing dry conditions and how the State is responding.

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Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)