NOTICE OF SURFACE WATER SHORTAGE AND POTENTIAL FOR CURTAILMENT OF WATER RIGHT DIVERSIONS FOR 2015

January 23, 2015

The State Water Resources Control Board has just issued a notice to advise all water right holders that if hydrologic conditions do not significantly improve in the next several months, the State Water Board will once again begin notifying water right holders in critically dry watersheds of the requirement to limit or stop diversions of water under their water right, based on their priority.

Click below for the Notice and/or the State Water Board website:

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State Senator Jim Nielsen to be keynote lunch speaker

January 19, 2015

State Senator Jim Nielsen to be keynote lunch speaker at the February 6, 2015, MCWRA Program

(Space is limited.  RSVP today)

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Senator Jim Nielsen

THE COMPLETE STORY

Get the facts, views, and perspectives from top state agency representatives as statewide planning and legislation move to integrated actions:

  • The California Water Plan, Update 2013
  • Mountain Counties Overlay Regional Report
  • State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forest & Watershed Improvement Program
  • California Water Action Plan Implementation
  • Proposition 1 – The Water Bond

RSVP: Click Here to Register

Feb 6 Program Agenda Final

Friday, February 6, 2015        9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.         

Location:   Ridge Golf Course & Event Center, 2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn, CA 95602, (530) 888-7888       

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Video Programming underwritten by:

Sponsored By:  Parjana

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Speakers:

  • Gary Bardini, Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources
  • Jim Branham, Executive Officer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy
  • Daniel Curtin, Commissioner, California Water Commission
  • John Donnelly, Executive Director, California Wildlife Conservation Board
  • Kamyar Guivetchi, P.E., Manager, Statewide Integrated Water Management, California Department of Water Resources
  • Gary Lippner, P.E., Chief, Regional Planning & Coordination Branch, California Department of Water Resources
  • Paul J. Massera, P.E., Manager, Strategic Water Planning, California Department of Water Resources
  • Lew Moeller, Program Manager, California Water Plan, California Department of Water Resource
  • Steven Moore, P.E., Board Member, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Sandy Morey, Deputy Director,  California Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Dan Ray, Chief Deputy Executive Officer, Delta Stewardship Council

  RSVP:  Click Here to Register

Feb 6 Program Agenda Final

Meet the new MCWRA Board of Directors

January 17, 2015

At the January 15, 2015, Board of Directors meeting, the Board installed its new members and established officers for the 2015-2016 term.

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Left to Right:

Art Toy, Scott Ratterman, Barbara Balen, Bill George, Lowell Jarvis, Norm Krizl, Jim Holmes

Board of Directors

  • Bill George - Treasurer & Director at El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) (Term 2015-2016)
  • Jim Holmes – Director & Supervisor, County of Placer (Term 2015-2016)
  • Norm Krizl - Vice President & Director at Georgetown Divide Public Utility District (GDPUD) (Term 2014-2015)
  • Scott Ratterman – Director & Director at Calaveras County Water District (CCWD) (Term 2015-2016)
  • Art Toy – President & Director at Amador Water Agency (AWA) (Term 2015-2016)

Ex Officio Members

  • Barbara Balen
  • Lowell Jarvis

 

California Water Commissioner Daniel Curtin to join February 6, 2015 Proposition 1 discussion

January 16, 2015

     California Water Commissioner Daniel Curtin to join the February 6, 2015 Proposition 1 discussionWater CommissionTHE COMPLETE STORY

Get the facts, views, and perspectives from top state agency representatives as statewide planning and legislation move to integrated actions:

  • The California Water Plan, Update 2013
  • Mountain Counties Overlay Regional Report
  • State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forest & Watershed Improvement Program
  • California Water Action Plan Implementation
  • Proposition 1 – The Water Bond

RSVP: Click Here to Register

Feb 6 Program Agenda

Friday, February 6, 2015        9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.         

Location:   Ridge Golf Course & Event Center, 2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn, CA 95602, (530) 888-7888       

Contact:  John Kingsbury – (530) 957-7879             

Hosted By:PCWA Logo

Speakers:

  • Gary Bardini, Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources
  • Jim Branham, Executive Officer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy
  • Daniel Curtin, Commissioner, California Water Commission
  • John Donnelly, Executive Director, California Wildlife Conservation Board
  • Kamyar Guivetchi, P.E., Manager, Statewide Integrated Water Management, California Department of Water Resources
  • Gary Lippner, P.E., Chief, Regional Planning & Coordination Branch, California Department of Water Resources
  • Paul J. Massera, P.E., Manager, Strategic Water Planning, California Department of Water Resources
  • Lew Moeller, Program Manager, California Water Plan, California Department of Water Resource
  • Steven Moore, P.E., Board Member, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Sandy Morey, Deputy Director,  California Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Dan Ray, Chief Deputy Executive Officer, Delta Stewardship Council

  RSVP:  Click Here to Register

Feb 6 Program Agenda

Speakers Added to February 6 Program – Keynote Lunch Speaker to be announced

January 15, 2015

MCWRA is pleased to announce two additional speakers to the February 6, 2015 program: The Complete Story

Rachel Ballanti, Assistant Executive Officer,
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Gary Lippner, P.E. Chief, Regional Planning and Coordination Branch, California Department of Water Resources
 
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THE COMPLETE STORY

Get the facts, views, and perspectives from top state agency representatives as statewide planning and legislation move to integrated actions:

  • The California Water Plan, Update 2013
  • Mountain Counties Overlay Regional Report
  • State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forest & Watershed Improvement Program
  • California Water Action Plan Implementation
  • Proposition 1 – The Water Bond

RSVP: Click Here to Register

Feb 6 Program Agenda

Friday, February 6, 2015        9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.         

Location:   Ridge Golf Course & Event Center, 2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn, CA 95602, (530) 888-7888       

Contact:  John Kingsbury – (530) 957-7879             

Hosted By:PCWA Logo

Speakers:

  • Rachel Ballanti, Assistant Executive Officer, California Water Commission
  • Gary Bardini, Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources
  • Jim Branham, Executive Officer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy
  • John Donnelly, Executive Director, California Wildlife Conservation Board
  • Kamyar Guivetchi, P.E., Manager, Statewide Integrated Water Management, California Department of Water Resources
  • Gary Lippner, P.E., Chief, Regional Planning & Coordination Branch, California Department of Water Resources
  • Paul J. Massera, P.E., Manager, Strategic Water Planning, California Department of Water Resources
  • Lew Moeller, Program Manager, California Water Plan, California Department of Water Resource
  • Steven Moore, P.E., Board Member, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Sandy Morey, Deputy Director,  California Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Dan Ray, Chief Deputy Executive Officer, Delta Stewardship Council

  RSVP:  Click Here to Register

Feb 6 Program Agenda

 

 

RSVP Reminder – February 6 Special Program

January 12, 2015

Remember to RSVP for the February 6 Mountain Counties WRA program.

THE COMPLETE STORY

Get the facts, views, and perspectives from top state agency representatives as statewide planning and legislation move to integrated actions:

  • The California Water Plan, Update 2013
  • Mountain Counties Overlay Regional Report
  • State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forest & Watershed Improvement Program
  • California Water Action Plan Implementation
  • Proposition 1 – The Water Bond

RSVP: Click Here to Register

Program Agenda

Friday, February 6, 2015        9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.         

Location:   Ridge Golf Course & Event Center, 2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn, CA 95602, 530 888-7888       

Contact:  John Kingsbury – (530) 957.7879              Hosted By:PCWA Logo

Speakers:

  • Rachel Ballenti, Assistant Executive Director, Water Commission
  • Gary Bardini, Deputy Director, Department of Water Resources
  • Jim Branham, Executive Officer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy
  • John Donnelly, Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Board
  • Kamyar Guivetchi, P.E., Manager, Statewide Integrated Water Management,Department of Water Resources
  • Gary Lippner, P.E., Chief, Regional Planning & Coordination Branch, Department of Water Resources
  • Paul J. Massera, P.E., Manager, Strategic Water Planning, Department of Water Resources
  • Lew Moeller, Program Manager, California Water Plan, Department of Water Resource
  • Steven Moore, P.E., Board Member, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Sandy Morey, Deputy Director,  Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Dan Ray, Chief Deputy Executive Officer, Delta Stewardship Council

  RSVP:  Click Here to Register

Program Agenda

Time to RSVP to hear: THE COMPLETE STORY

January 6, 2015

Mountain Counties Water Resources Association is proud to present:

THE COMPLETE STORY

Get the facts, views, and perspectives from top state agency representatives as statewide planning and legislation move to integrated actions:

  • The California Water Plan, Update 2013
  • Mountain Counties Overlay Regional Report
  • State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forest & Watershed Improvement Program
  • California Water Action Plan Implementation
  • Proposition 1 – The Water Bond

RSVP: Click Here to Register

Program Agenda

Friday, February 6, 2015        9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.         

Location:   Ridge Golf Course & Event Center, 2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn, CA 95602, 530 888-7888       

Contact:  John Kingsbury – (530) 957.7879              Hosted By:PCWA Logo

Speakers:

  • Gary Bardini, Deputy Director, Department of Water Resources
  • Jim Branham, Executive Officer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy
  • John Donnelly, Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Board
  • Kamyar Guivetchi, P.E., Manager, Statewide Integrated Water Management,Department of Water Resources
  • Paul J. Massera, P.E., Manager, Strategic Water Planning, Department of Water Resources
  • Lew Moeller, Program Manager, California Water Plan, Department of Water Resource
  • Steven Moore, P.E., Board Member, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Sandy Morey, Deputy Director,  Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Dan Ray, Chief Deputy Executive Officer, Delta Stewardship Council
  • (Invited)  –  California Water Commission

  RSVP:  Click Here to Register

Program Agenda

SAVE THE DATE : FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015

December 28, 2014

Mountain Counties Water Resources Association is proud to present:

The Complete Picture

  • California Water Plan, Update 2013 & the Mountain Counties Overlay Regional Report
  • California Water Action Plan
  • State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests
  • Panel presentation and discussion on Proposition 1; the Water Bond – roles and views from the state agencies

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(Invited State Agencies)

LOCATION:  The Ridge Golf Course and Event Center, Auburn

DATE:  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015

TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

RSVP:  to open next week

 

PCWA Moves Forward on Watershed Remediation

November 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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Contact: David A. Breninger  (530) 823-4850

Or:  Dave Carter  (530) 265-NEWS

AUBURN — In the aftermath of the massive King Fire, the Placer County Water Agency is taking emergency steps to prevent and manage the runoff of fire debris and erosion into the Rubicon River and PCWA’s Ralston Afterbay.

In a report Thursday (Nov. 20) to the PCWA Board of Directors, Engineering Services Manager Jeremy Shepard outlined the effort that is being mobilized in advance of winter rains.  He said there is high potential for debris from the steep Rubicon River canyon to wash down the river into Ralston Afterbay where there is a strong possibility of impacts to water storage and hydroelectric power production.

While the U.S. Forest Service is planning some erosion control in the area, PCWA is activating a three-part effort to protect Ralston Afterbay, Shepard said.   It includes log booms to trap and divert debris that flows into the reservoir, grappling equipment to remove floating debris, and equipment on Ralston Dam to steer floating logs through the gates of the dam without damaging it.  Additional longer-term efforts are being planned to remove sediment that is expected to deposit on the floor of the afterbay.

The debris management effort is being undertaken by Syblon Reid Contractors of Folsom, hired under a $400,000 emergency contract.  Shepard said the firm is mobilizing this week and will be prepared to operate next week.

The King Fire burned 97,000 acres of Sierra watershed Sept. 13 through Oct. 9.  About 40,000 of these acres are along the Rubicon River watershed, a source of the PCWA Middle Fork American River Project.

Tuolumne Utilities District teams up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to build a Drought Resilience Plan

November 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa WestbrookTUD
November 17, 2014 Public Relations
(209) 532-5536, x501

SONORA, CA: Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) in Sonora has been contacted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a drought response outreach guide to help other water utilities nationwide to combat drought issues.

Starting this week, a specialized crew of Strategic Planners, Engineers, EPA coordinators and video producers will be filming in Tuolumne County to begin the process of building a drought resilience plan for other water utilities. “We were surprised and pleased when the EPA contacted us and asked to be part of this project. Tuolumne County and TUD have received a lot of attention on how we handled the drought in our area. Our proactive approach and the assistance by so many of our community partners has been noticed statewide and in other parts of the nation,” states Tom Scesa, General Manager.

The drought response project will span two days, Wednesday, November 19th and Thursday, November 20th. During this time, the film crews will film on location at Pinecrest Lake, Lyons Reservoir and in Twain Harte near the Section 4 ditch. Community partners assisting with the video include interviews with:
 Alvin Thoma, Director of Hydro Licensing – Pacific, Gas and Electric Company
 Tom Trott, General Manager – Twain Harte Community Services District
 Dore Bietz, Assistant Planner/Emergency Manager – Tuolumne Me-Wuk Tribal Council
 Paul Avila, Division Chief, Tuolumne County Fire – Cal Fire
 Mark Luster, Community Relations Manager, SPI
 Tracie Riggs, OES Coordinator – County of Tuolumne
 Richard Rauschmeier – Tuolumne County Master Gardeners

“Without the help and support of our community partners, the results of the drought would have been very different for us. We all pulled together to come up with the best solutions to help our county during this difficult time,” states Scesa. The EPA will meet with TUD staff to go over a drought management plan, how best to communicate with customers and District operational changes that were made during the drought.

Once the project is completed, the EPA hopes to have the video and drought resilience plan completed by the summer of 2015.

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