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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Greg Harvey has been selected as the Board’s Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief, effective July 1, 2019. Greg has over 18 years of experience in the engineering field and has been with the Board since 2017. Since that time, Greg has played an active role in the coordination with key agencies for the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update, managed multiple flood system improvement projects, and acted as PIC Branch Supervisor for nine months. Congratulations, Greg!