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Westlands Water District Supports the Need for the State Water Board to Enforce Central and South Delta Water Users to Accurately Report Delta Diversions

On July 23, 2014, the California Department of Water Resources and the United States Bureau of Reclamation submitted a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”), in which DWR and Reclamation requested that the State Water Board use its authority to order those south and central Delta diverters claiming riparian and pre-1914 water rights to provide the State Water Board with information regarding the diverters’ claimed water rights and the scope of their diversions.

Westlands Water District submits this letter to express its support for DWR’s and Reclamation’s request...

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SWC Letter to SWRCB in Support of Accurate Measurement of Delta Diversions

The State Water Contractors (SWC) sent a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in support of the California Department of Water Resources and the United States Bureau of Reclamation's request to the SWRCB to enforce accurate measurement of water diversions that take place in the Delta watershed. 

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DWR and USBR Letter to SWRCB Requesting Accurate Measurements of Delta Diversions

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) sent a letter of request to the State Water Resources Control Board asking the Board to exercise its authority and enforce south and central Delta diverters to follow the law, which requires these water users to report information that accurately reflects the quantity of water diverted and expected to be diverted. 

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Senator Feinstein and Congressman Costa Request Drought Declaration

Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Jim Costa sent Governor Jerry Brown a letter urging him to declare a state drought emergency. 

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California Delegation Letter on Water Supplies

A letter signed by members of the House of Representatives, California State Senate and California State Assembly was sent to President Barack Obama and Governor Jerry Brown calling for action to mitigate the effects of this year’s dry conditions. The letter notes environmental restrictions, dry conditions and need for both immediate and long-term solutions.

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Letter from Coalition of State Legislators Supporting BDCP Process

A coalition of 18 California State Legislators sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown and Secretary of the United States Department of Interior Sally Jewell urging them to stay the course with the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and applauding their administrations’ efforts to minimize the project’s impact in the Delta.

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Congressional Coalition Letter Supporting BDCP Process

A coalition of 13 Members of Congress issued a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Governor Jerry Brown expressing their strong support of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan process and urging the Department of the Interior and the State of California to continue making the BDCP a top priority.

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Urban Water Agencies Coalition Letter in Response to BDCP Alternative

A coalition of urban water agencies issued a letter to Secretary Ken Salazar, Commissioner Michael Conner, Secretary John Laird and Deputy Secretary Jerry Meral explaining the drawbacks to the smaller conveyance system that is being discussed as an alternative to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and the importance of moving forward with a plan that will provide a reliable water system for decades to come. 

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The Santa Clara Valley Water District also issued a letter.

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Coalition Letter in Response to BDCP Alternative

A coalition of water agencies, business organizations and others issued a letter to Secretary Ken Salazar, Commissioner Michael Conner, Secretary John Laird and Deputy Secretary Jerry Meral urging them to stay the course toward crafting the Bay Delta Conservation Plan rather than pursuing an alternative that will not fully address the needs of the Delta ecosystem or secure the state’s water supply. 

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R.E.A.L. Coalition Letter of Support

A letter addressed to Secretary Laird and Secretary Salazar to take action for the BDCP.

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BDCP Coalition Support Letter

A letter in support of the BDCP, urging Secretary Salazar and Secretary Laird to take action for California's waterways.

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California Congressional Members

Resources Secretary John Laird Responds to Congressional Members on BDCP Economic Report

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California NAACP & Latino Water Coalition Letter of Support

The California NAACP and Latino Water Coalition submitted the following joint letter in support of BDCP.

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Business Coalition Letter in Support of BDCP

Business organizations from Northern and Southern California submitted the following letter in support of the BDCP.

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Legislative Letter in Support of BDCP

20 members of the California state legislature have submitted the following letter in support of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. 

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