NEWS WORTH NOTING: Coyote Creek feasibility study among first in the nation to receive Army Corps assistance under new federal law; San Joaquin River Restoration Program to resume restoration flows; CalDesal calls for approval of Huntington Beach desal pl
NEWS WORTH NOTING: Coyote Creek feasibility study among first in the nation to receive Army Corps assistance under new federal law; San Joaquin River Restoration Program to resume restoration flows; CalDesal calls for approval of Huntington Beach desal pl.
Coyote Creek feasibility study among first in the nation to receive Army Corps assistance under new federal law From the Santa Clara Valley Water District: In an action that will be among the first in the nation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to partner with Santa Clara Valley Water District to develop a feasibility study for reducing flood risks on Coyote Creek in Santa Clara County.
“We need to prevent the sort of flooding San Jose suffered earlier this year.” “This feasibility study is a necessary action to better understand the flood risks facing the communities on and around Coyote Creek,” said Congressman Khanna.
Section 1126 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 provides the water district with the ability and flexibility to advance an Army Corps feasibility process without federal funding or approvals.
While the water district will pay the Army Corps for the services provided, the agreement is a first step in establishing a federal interest in an eventual project.
The current Restoration Administrator recommendation schedules 191,575 acre-feet as Restoration Flows, with the balance of 364,967 acre-feet as Unreleased Restoration Flows.
Reclamation will reduce Restoration Flows as necessary to maintain compliance with the Seepage Management Plan.
CalDesal Calls for Approval of World’s “Most Technologically Advanced and Environmentally Sensitive” Desal Project Organization requests immediate approval from state agencies From Poseidon Water: CalDesal – a non-profit statewide organization composed of water industry leaders – today called on state agencies, including the State Lands Commission, to quickly approve the proposed desalination project in Huntington Beach, which will consist of groundbreaking technology to reduce energy use and protect the ocean ecosystem.
For more information on Poseidon Water and the Huntington Beach desalination facility, visit http://HBfreshwater.com.
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