Prior Informational and Oversight Hearings

 

March 20, 2012

Hearing Topic: Untapped Potential: Water Reuse for California's Future Water Supply Reliability 

Reference Materials

Presenters Materials

Public Testimony Submitted at the Hearing

November 1, 2011

Hearing Topic: Joint Oversight hearing of the Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife and Accountability and Administrative Review Committees on the Impacts and Status of Proposed State Park Closures.

Witness materials:

Correspondence:

October 19, 2011

Hearing Topic: Bay Delta Conservation Plan Status and Update

Documents referenced in the background and at the hearing:

Documents Submitted by Presenters:

Public Comment Presented and Submitted at the Hearing:

Video of the Hearing:

June 10, 2011

Hearing Topic: Impacts of Proposed State Park Closures

May 10, 2011

Hearing Topic: Delta Governance and the Delta Plan

March 1, 2011

Hearing Topic: Risks to California's Water and Wildlife from Proposed Reductions and Eliminations of Federal Funding

Handouts Provided at the Hearing to Committee Members Regarding Congressional Funding Eliminations and Reductions Proposed by the House Continuing Resolution (H.R.1):

  • Partial List of Proposed Funding Cuts [pdf]
  • Letter from Natural Resources Agency Secretary John Laird to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein dated February 12, 2011 regarding the Delta Smelt and Salmon Biological Opinions, the Klamath River watershed, and the San Joaquin River Settlement.
  • Letter from Friant Water Authority to House of Representatives member Kevin McCarthy dated February 15, 2011 regarding the San Joaquin River Restoration Agreement
  • Natural Resources Defense Council Fact Sheet regarding San Joaquin River Restoration Agreement
  • Letter from Paramount Farms to U.S. House of Representatives members Cardoza, Costa, Denham, McCarthy and Nunes and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein dated February 16, 2011 regarding the Delta Biological Opinions
  • Statement from multiple non-governmental organizations including, but not limited to, American Rivers, Audubon California, The Bay Institute, Defenders of Wildlife, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman's Associations dated February 15, 2011 regarding the Delta Biological Opinions
  • Statement of Zeke Grader, Executive Director, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations regarding potential impacts to the commercial and recreational salmon fishery
  • Letter from Southern California Water Committee to U.S. House of Representatives Members McClintock and Napolitano dated February 16, 2011 regarding water recycling and reuse
  • Letter from multiple water agencies, non-governmental entities, and other stakeholders to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker and Minority Leader, John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, respectively, dated February 16, 2011 regarding water quality and source water protection funding
  • Statement from Defenders of Wildlife regarding potential effects on wildlife and natural resources
  • Letter from the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture and Central Valley Joint Venture to U.S. Senators Feinstein and Boxer regarding cuts to the North American Wetlands Conservation Act
  • Letter for the Record from U.S. House of Representatives Member John Garamendi to the California Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee dated March 1, 2011 regarding the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the San Joaquin River Settlement, the Klamath Settlement and the Bureau of Reclamation's water efficiency efforts

Documents Provided Following the Hearing by Speakers Who Provided Testimony:

  • Letter from the Central Valley Joint Venture to U.S. Senators Feinstein and Boxer dated March 1, 2011 regarding the Central Valley Project Restoration Fund and California Refuges
  • Letter from multiple hunting, fishing and conservation organizations to U.S. Senators dated March 1, 2011 regarding water quality and source water protection funding

Video of the Hearing:

February 1, 2011

Hearing Topic: Management of California's Groundwater Resources

Overview: Thomas Harter, Groundwater Hydrologist, University of California, Davis

Anton Favorini-Csorba, Legislative Analyst's Office

Mary Scruggs, Supervising Engineering Geologist, Department of Water Resources

Local Case Studies

Current and Future Challenges:

Public Comment:

Video of the Hearing:

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