GDPUD Comment Letter – Low Income Rate Assistance Program (LIRA)

July 25, 2017

The Georgetown Divide Public Utility District (GDPUD) submitted a letter with comments in response to the request for input regarding the Low Income Rate Assistance Program (LIRA) scenarios that have been presented by the State Water Board.

Click link for comment letter:  Comment Letter – LIRA Program Scenarios

 

Reminder – Morning with Randy Fiorini, Chair, Delta Stewardship Council

July 24, 2017
Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (MCWRA) is proud to hold a special regional event with Randy Fiorini, Chair, Delta Stewardship Council at the HDR Headquarters in Folsom.
INFORMATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL
Created by the legislature in 2009, the Delta Stewardship Council is composed of members who represent different parts of the state and offer diverse expertise in fields such as agriculture, science, the environment, and public service. Of the seven, four are appointed by the Governor, one each by the Senate and Assembly, and the seventh is the Chair of the Delta Protection Commission.
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.

Click to Register:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2996660

Date:  Wednesday, August 2
Time:  9:00 a.m. – noon
Location: HDR Headquarters in Folsom
Note: Please do not park in the Visitors parking area in front of the building as this is reserved for drop-offs, brief visits, and deliveries. Ample parking is available around the building or in front of PetSmart.

This event is a unique opportunity to meet the Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council, Randy Fiorini. The program will include informal presentation and dialog with Randy on statewide and regional water issues; conveyance/storage/etc.

Agenda

Our thanks to our EVENT HOST:

 

Click to Register:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2996660

Following the briefing, the MCWRA Board of Directors will be joined by Randy for lunch at Land and Sea in Folsom.

MCWRA Member News – Hydrologic Warning Systems 101

July 21, 2017

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Corps of Engineers’ Silver Jackets recently facilitated a webinar, presented by Dr. David C. Curtis, WEST Consultants, Inc. Senior Vice President, through the Watershed University program on the topic of Hydrologic Warning Systems. Dr. Curtis represented the National Hydrologic Warning Council, as their former president, board of director’s member, and longtime member.

The webinar provided a basic introduction to planning, designing, and implementing hydrologic warning systems.  Key questions addressed in the webinar included:

1.       What is the purpose of a hydrologic warning system?

2.       How are potential benefits of a hydrologic warning system achieved?

3.       How is a hydrologic warning system configured?

4.       How many gages are needed?

5.       What type of automation is needed?

6.       What are the roles of the Internet, cloud computing, and social media?

7.       How can hydrologic warning systems impact flood insurance rates?

8.       How is public engagement facilitated?

Access to the recorded webinar and a pdf version of the presentation are available for free on the California Department of Water Resources’ website:

Webinar Recording: Hydrologic Warning Systems 101 (MP4, 187 MB)

Presentation: Hydrologic Warning Systems 101 (PDF: 12 MB)

About the Speaker:

For the past 40 years, Dr. Curtis, Ph.D., F.EWRI, Sr. Vice President, WEST Consultants, Inc., has been on the leading edge of hydro-meteorological and flood risk management services. He has been involved in the design, development, and implementation of award winning innovations in more than 50 automated environmental and flood monitoring systems across the U.S. and in eighteen countries abroad. His efforts led to the Connecticut Statewide Flood Warning System, the nation’s first statewide system. Dr. Curtis can be reached by phone at 916-932-7402 or by email at dcurtis@westconsultants.com.

WEST Consultants, Inc. (WEST) is a small business firm providing government and private clients with water resources engineering consulting services, including hydrologic and hydraulic engineering, hydrologic data collection and hydrographic surveying, environmental engineering, flood hazard studies, flood warning and forecasting, reservoir systems operations and water control manuals, geomorphology and sediment transport studies, stormwater management, dam/levee engineering and safety investigations, irrigation and drainage studies, technology development, expert consulting, and UAS services.

Nevada Irrigation District hears cost estimate, timeline for Centennial Dam project

July 14, 2017

Article from The UNION, serving western Nevada County

Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.

Recent estimates for the price of the Centennial Dam call for $256 million in construction costs, an amount that doesn’t include land purchases, engineering and a handful of other items.

Nevada Irrigation District directors on Wednesday heard from Michael Forrest, project manager on Centennial, who said construction on the dam will take about two-and-a-half years. He estimated NID could meet that timeline with two shifts working six days a week, with no overly restrictive constraints on trucking materials to the site.

For more, click link: http://www.theunion.com/news/local-news/nevada-irrigation-district-hears-cost-estimate-timeline-for-centennial-dam-project/

Morning with Randy Fiorini, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council – Reminder to RSVP

July 14, 2017
Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (MCWRA) is proud to hold a special regional event with Randy Fiorini, Chair, Delta Stewardship Council at the HDR Headquarters in Folsom.
INFORMATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL
Created by the legislature in 2009, the Delta Stewardship Council is composed of members who represent different parts of the state and offer diverse expertise in fields such as agriculture, science, the environment, and public service. Of the seven, four are appointed by the Governor, one each by the Senate and Assembly, and the seventh is the Chair of the Delta Protection Commission.
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.

 Space is limited – RSVP before registration closes

Click to Register:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2996660

Date:  Wednesday, August 2
Time:  9:00 a.m. – noon
Location: HDR Headquarters in Folsom
Note: Please do not park in the Visitors parking area in front of the building as this is reserved for drop-offs, brief visits, and deliveries. Ample parking is available around the building or in front of PetSmart.

This event is a unique opportunity to meet the Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council, Randy Fiorini. The program will include informal presentation and dialog with Randy on statewide and regional water issues; conveyance/storage/etc.

Agenda

Our thanks to our EVENT HOST:

 

Click to Register:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2996660

Following the briefing, the MCWRA Board of Directors will be joined by Randy for lunch at Land and Sea in Folsom.

Opinion – To help the Delta, we need to fix the Sierra

July 4, 2017

Placer County News & Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) 2017 Fire & Water Publication

June 30, 2017

Placer County News

Stay connected with your government

Click link for more: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/CAPLACER/bulletins/1a65f1b

PCWA 2017 Fire & Water Publication

Click for publication: 2017_Fire Water

 

City of Roseville Mayor – Local control best approach for secure water future

June 27, 2017

By: Susan Rohan, special to the Press Tribune

Susan Rohan, Mayor, City of Roseville
As we watch the melting Sierra snowpack rush by and put the drought behind us, serious discussions are underway at the state capitol about how to best plan for the next time of water scarcity. Local and state leaders, scientists and research organizations are weighing in with data and recommended policies.

A MCWRA Event – Morning with Randy Fiorini, Chair, Delta Stewardship Council

June 22, 2017
Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (MCWRA) will hold a special regional event with Randy Fiorini, Chair, Delta Stewardship Council at the HDR Headquarters in Folsom.

 Space is limited – RSVP early before registration closes

Click to Register:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2996660

Date:  Wednesday, August 2
Time:  9:00 a.m. – noon
Location: HDR Headquarters in Folsom
Note: Please do not park in the Visitors parking area in front of the building as this is reserved for drop-offs, brief visits, and deliveries. Ample parking is available around the building or in front of PetSmart.

This event is a unique opportunity to meet the Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council, Randy Fiorini. The program will include informal presentation and dialog with Randy on statewide and regional water issues; conveyance/storage/etc.

 

EVENT HOST:

 

Click to Register:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2996660

City of Roseville Rate Adjustments

June 20, 2017

 

With City Council approval, the first of two rate adjustments will start appearing on utility bills for water, wastewater and solid waste services beginning July 7, with the second appearing after July 1, 2018. Next month’s bill will reflect an average increase of 5.4 percent for the three utilities combined, and an additional 5.5 percent combined in the following year.

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