WaterFix: JPA agreement attempts to indemnify water agencies from construction liability

The Joint Powers Agreement for construction of the WaterFix project was published on May 1, 2018. The JPA agreement attempts to indemnify the member agencies and the JPA officers, agents, and employees from liability for any activities conducted under the agreement. The agreement allows the JPA to purchase insurance for the WaterFix project construction, but does not require it to do so.

WaterFix Dual Conveyance Operations Permit Deferred

In a major change from the draft Biological Opinion, most of the Final Biological Opinion by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is programmatic only.   No Incidental Take Permit for operations of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project under Dual Conveyance has been issued. The cover letter does state that the U.S. Fish … Continue reading WaterFix Dual Conveyance Operations Permit Deferred

An analysis of the claimed benefits for fish in BDCP plus

This is an analysis of the claimed benefits for fish in the BDCP Plus fact sheet, Current Conditions for Fish Compared with the Bay Delta Conservation Plan BDCP Plus has two claimed benefits for salmon: 1.   Juvenile salmon would have better access to food on the Yolo Bypass floodplain, grow larger, and survive better … Continue reading An analysis of the claimed benefits for fish in BDCP plus