State Water Board Officials Discuss Release Of Bay Delta Plan Update Documents

California water officials on Friday released a plan to increase flows through a major central California river, an effort that would save salmon and other fish, but deliver less water to farmers in the state’s agricultural heartland. In conjunction with the release of the documents, State Water Board officials held a media call this afternoon. On the call were Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Board; Erik Ekdahl, Director for the Division of Water Rights; Erin Foresman, Senior Environmental Scientist, Bay-Delta section of the Division of Water Rights; and Matt Holland, Environmental Program Manager for the Bay Delta section of the Division of Water Rights. Here’s what they had to say. (more)

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!