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1 02, 2018

Friant Water Authority Annual Meeting

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Water|Tags: |0 Comments

The Friant Water Authority will be holding their Annual Meeting Tuesday, March 27th at 6:00 pm at the Double Tree Hotel Fresno Convention Center. The program will include speakers addressing the significant water supply imbalance in the San Joaquin Valley and other critical challenges for the Friant Division in 2018 and beyond. Dinner will be [...]

12 01, 2018

CDFA Secures State Funding in Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pesticides, Water|0 Comments

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross announced yesterday that Governor Brown has included $2.5 million of state general funds in his 2018-19 proposed budget to combat the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing.  CCM applauds Secretary Ross and the team at CDFA – Victoria Hornbaker and Nick Condos - who work tirelessly to support the efforts of the [...]

12 01, 2018

CCM Applauds Inclusion of Clean and Safe Drinking Water Initiative in Governor Brown’s Budget

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Water|0 Comments

CCM applauds Governor Brown’s inclusion of funding for safe and clean drinking water in his 2018-19 budget proposal. The Administration is proposing statutory language consistent with the policy framework of the California Safe Drinking Water Act (SB 623, Monning), introduced in the 2017-18 legislative session and widely supported by a broad coalition of agricultural, health, [...]

4 01, 2018

New SWRCB Executive Director Describes Priorities

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Water|0 Comments

She is being called California’s “new water boss” and she recently gave an interview that describes her view of the position and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).  Eileen Sobeck recently took over the position of Executive Director, replacing Tom Howard who held the job for a turbulent seven years. She ostensibly works for [...]

29 12, 2017

CCM Fires Back against State Water Board Proposal

By | December 29th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

The State Water Board is set to adopt substantial and precedential changes to the Waste Discharge Requirements for the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition.  Despite concerted efforts by the agricultural community and water quality coalitions, it is expected that the Board will adopt the proposed revisions without substantial modifications at its January 23rd meeting. [...]

21 12, 2017

Lower Tule Names New General Manager

By | December 21st, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

Eric Limas has been named the next General Manager of the Lower Tule & Pixley Irrigation Districts.  He will assume duties on Jan. 1st and will replace Dan Vink who has moved into a permanent role as Executive director for the South Valley Water Association consisting of several districts associated with Friant Service & Operations.  [...]

8 12, 2017

Support Temperance Flat Dam, Attend Water Commission Meeting Dec. 13

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

The San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority is seeking the attendance of Temperance Flat Dam supporters at the next California Water Commission meeting on Wednesday, December 13 in Sacramento. During the meeting, Valley water leaders will provide a formal presentation to the Commission on why the 1.3-million-acre-foot reservoir is critical to Central Valley agriculture and [...]

19 10, 2017

Members of Congress Support Temperance Flat Project

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

Last week 14 Congressmen signed onto a letter of strong support of the San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority’s (SJVWIA) application for Proposition 1 funding through the Water Storage Investment Program for the Temperance Flat Reservoir Project. The letter highlighted the need for additional surface water storage projects in our state by referencing the 2.5 [...]

12 10, 2017

State Water Board Releases Second Draft of Revisions to Ag Waste Discharge Order

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

On October 10, 2017, the State Water Board issued a second staff-proposed order in the above matter.  The State Water Board will hold a public workshop on the second staff -proposed order on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, commencing at 9:30 a.m. in the Coastal Hearing Room, Second Floor of the Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, [...]

5 10, 2017

Does a Water Bond Create Water?

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

Californians will have an opportunity to vote on another water bond this June if Governor Brown signs SB 5, the “California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018”. Senate Pro Tem De Leon simply revised a few sentences, added a few dollars and magically a “water” bond was [...]