Petition Requesting Changes in Water Rights of The Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for the California WaterFix Project Hearing

File Transfer Protocol Site Information

The State Water Board developed a secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) website where parties to the hearing should upload their exhibits and parties can download the exhibits submitted by other parties. Each party on the service list will be provided a party-specific account with a username and password before their exhibit submittal deadline. All parties to the hearing will also have access to a shared account on the FTP site, which will allow parties to view and download other parties' exhibits, but only after the exhibit submittal deadline. The shared account is accessible at https://ftp.waterboards.ca.gov/?u=water fix download&p=waterfix123.

Part 1 | Part 1 - Rebuttal | Part 1 - Sur-Rebuttal | Part 2 | Part 2 - Rebuttal | Part 2 - Sur-Rebuttal


Part 1 - Save Our Sandhill Cranes

Exhibit No. Exhibit Description Date Accepted into Evidence* or Withdrawn
     

 

Part 1 - Rebuttal

Exhibit No. Exhibit Description Date Accepted into Evidence* or Withdrawn
     

 

Part 1 - Sur-Rebuttal

Exhibit No. Exhibit Description Date Accepted into Evidence* or Withdrawn
     

 

Part 2

Exhibit No. Exhibit Description Date Accepted into Evidence* or Withdrawn
SOSC-1 Testimony of Michael Savino April 10, 2018
SOSC-3 Greater Sandhill Crane Photos April 10, 2018
SOSC-4 Lodi Crane Festival Brochure 2017 April 10, 2018
SOSC-5 Lodi Crane Festival Tours 2017 April 10, 2018
SOSC-6 Testimony of Sean Wirth April 10, 2018
SOSC-7 RESERVED  
SOSC-8 PowerPoint Presentation of Sean Wirth April 10, 2018
SOSC-9 Delta Tunnels with Roost Site Locations Figure April 10, 2018
SOSC-10 USACE, IWR Mitigation Rule Retrospective, 2015 April 10, 2018
SOSC-12 USACE SSHCP Programmatic General Permit - Covered Activities under the South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan with Minimal Impact Plan, Public Review Draft 2017. April 10, 2018
SOSC-13 Ivey, G.L., B.E. Dugger, C.P. Herziger, M.L. Casazza, and J.P. Fleskes. 2014. Characteristics of Sandhill Crane Roosts in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of Sacramento. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop, 12:12-19. April 10, 2018
SOSC-14 County of Sacramento et al. Draft South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan, Chapters 1, 3 and 7. February 2017. April 10, 2018
SOSC-15 County of Sacramento et al. Draft South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan, Aquatic Resources Program. February 2017.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-16 Ivey, G.L., B.E. Dugger, C.P. Herziger, M.L. Casazza, and J.P. Fleskes. 2015. Winter ecology of sympatric species of Sandhill Cranes: correlations between body size, site fidelity, and movements and patterns. The Condor, volume 117, pp. 518-529. April 10, 2018
SOSC-17 Ivey, G.L., B.E. Dugger, C.P. Herziger, M.L. Casazza, and J.P. Fleskes. 2014b. Distribution, abundance, and migration timing of greater and lesser sandhill cranes wintering in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta region of California. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop, 12:1-11. April 10, 2018
SOSC-18 Ivey, G.L., C.P. Herziger, D.A. Hardt, and G.H. Golet. 2016. Historic and Recent Winter Sandhill Crane Distribution in California. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop, 13:54-66. April 10, 2018
SOSC-19 Mitchusson, Tim. 2003. Draft Long-Range Plan for the Management of Sandhill Cranes in New Mexico 2003-2007. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. April 10, 2018
SOSC-21 Testimony of Edward Pandolfino  
SOSC-21-errata Testimony of Edward Pandolfino - errata April 10, 2018
SOSC-22 Powerpoint Presentation of Edward Pandolfino April 10, 2018
SOSC-23 Statement of Qualifications for Edward Pandolfino April 10, 2018
SOSC-25 Aigner, P. A., J. Tecklin, and C. E. Koehler. 1995. Probable breeding population of the Black Rail in Yuba County, California. Western Birds 26:157-160. April 10, 2018
SOSC-27 Avian Power Line Interaction Committee (APLIC). 2012. Reducing Avian Collisions with Power Lines: The State of the Art in 2012.  Edison Electric Institute and APLIC. Washington, D.C.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-28 Baladron, A. V. and M. G. Pretelli. 2013. Agonistic interactions in raptors of the Pampas Region. Journal of Raptor Research 125:650-655. April 10, 2018
SOSC-30 Barrientos, R., J. C. Alonso, C. Ponce, and C. Palacin. 2011. Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of marked wire in reducing avian collisions with power lines. Conservation Biology 25:893-903. April 10, 2018
SOSC-31 Barrientos, R., C. Ponce, C. Palacın, C. A. Martın, and B. Martın. (2012) Wire marking results in a small but significant reduction in avian mortality at power lines: A BACI Designed Study. PLoS ONE 7(3): e32569. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032569.   April 10, 2018
SOSC-32 Bechard, M. J. 1982. Effect of vegetative cover on foraging site selection by Swainson’s Hawk. Condor 84:153-159.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-33 Bechard, M. J., C. S. Houston, J. H. Saransola, and A. S. England. 2010. Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.265. April 10, 2018
SOSC-34 Bevanger, K. 1998. Biological and Conservation Aspects of Bird Mortality Caused by Electricity Power Lines: A Review. Biological Conservation 86:67–76.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-35 Brown, W. M. and R. C. Drewien. 1995. Evaluation of two power line markers to reduce crane and waterfowl collision mortality. Wildlife Society Bulletin 23: 217-227. April 10, 2018
SOSC-39 Estep, J. A. 1989. Biology, movements, and habitat relationships of the Swainson’s Hawk in the Central Valley of California, 1986-87. California Dept. of Fish and Game. Unnumbered report. April 10, 2018
SOSC-40 Girard, P. G., J. Y. Takekawa, and S. R. Beissinger. 2010. Uncloaking a cryptic, threatened Rail with molecular markers: Origins, connectivity, and demography of a recently-discovered population. Conservation Genetics.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-41 Heredia, B. and W. S. Clark. 1984. Kleptoparasitism by White-tailed Hawk (Buteo albicaudatus) on Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus leucurus) in southern Texas. Journal of Raptor Research 18:30-31.   
SOSC-41 Revised Heredia, B. and W. S. Clark. 1984. Kleptoparasitism by White-tailed Hawk (Buteo albicaudatus) on Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus leucurus) in southern Texas. Journal of Raptor Research 18:30-31 April 10, 2018
SOSC-42 Janss, G. F. E., and M. Ferrer. 1998. Rate of bird collision with power lines: Effects of conductor‐marking and static wire‐marking.” Journal of Field Ornithology 69:8‐17.   April 10, 2018
SOSC-43 Murphy, R. K., S. M. McPherron, G. D. Wright, and K. L. Serbousek. 2009. Effectiveness of avian collision averters in preventing migratory bird mortality from powerline strikes in the Central Platte River, Nebraska. April 10, 2018
SOSC-44 Murphy, R. K., E. K. Mojica, J. F. Dwyer, M. M. McPherron, G. D. Wright, R. E. Harness, A. K. Pandey, and K. L. Serbousek. 2016. Crippling and nocturnal biases in a study of Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) collisions with a transmission line. Waterbirds 39(3):312-317.  2016a April 10, 2018
SOSC-45 Murphy, R. K., J. F. Dwyer, E. K. Mojica, M. M. McPherron, and R. E. Harness. 2016b. Reactions of sandhill cranes approaching a marked transmission power line. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 7:480-489. e1944-687X. doi: 10.3996/ April 10, 2018
SOSC-47 Pandolfino, E. R., M. P. Herzog, S. L. Hooper, and Z. Smith. 2011. Winter habitat associations of diurnal raptors in California's Central Valley. Western Birds 42:62-84. April 10, 2018
SOSC-48 Pinkston, D. R. and J. G. Caravoitis. 1980. Probable predation on White-tailed Kite by Red-tailed Hawk. Journal of Raptor Research 14:85-86.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-49 Richmond, O. M., J. Tecklin, and S. R. Beissinger. 2008. Distribution of California Black Rails in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Journal of Field Ornithology 79: 381-390.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-50 Richmond, O. M. W., S. K. Chen, B. B. Risk, J. Tecklin, and S. R. Beissinger. 2010. California Black Rails depend on irrigation-fed wetlands in the Sierra Nevada foothills. California Agriculture 64:85-93.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-51 Rottenborn, S. C., M. M. Rogers, J. N. Davis, and E. R. Pandolfino. 2016. Spring: Northern California. North American Birds 69:482-486.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-52 San Joaquin Audubon Society. 2002. Birding in and around San Joaquin County. San Joaquin Audubon Society. Stockton, CA.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-53 Sibley, D. A. 2014. The Sibley guide to birds, 2nd Ed. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-54 Stendell, R. C. and P. Myers 1973. White-tailed Kite predation on a fluctuating vole population. Condor 75:359-360.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-55 Trulio, L. A. and J. G. Evens. 2000. California Black Rail. In: Goals Project. Baylands Ecosystem Species and Community Profiles: Life histories and environmental requirements of key plants, fish and wildlife. (P. R. Olofson, ed.). pp. 341-345. San Francisco Bay Area Wetlands Ecosystem Goals Project. San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, Oakland, California. April 10, 2018
SOSC-56 Ventana Wildlife Society. 2009. Evaluating diverter effectiveness in reducing avian collisions with distribution lines at San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Merced County, California. California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. CEC‐500‐2009‐078. April 10, 2018
SOSC-57 Warner, J. S. and R. L. Rudd. 1975. Hunting by the White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus). Condor 77:226-230.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-58 Western Regional Climate Center. 2017.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-59 Yee, M. L. 2008. Testing the effectiveness of an avian flight diverter for reducing avian collisions with distribution power lines in the Sacramento Valley, California. California Energy Commission, PIER Energy-Related Environmental Research Program. CEC-500-2007-122.  April 10, 2018
SOSC-60 TABLE 1 Comparison of Study Results for Effectiveness of Bird Diverters on Transmission Lines April 10, 2018
SOSC-72 Testimony of David Yee April 10, 2018
SOSC-73 Statement of Qualifications for David Yee April 10, 2018
SOSC-75 Golden, Joe. 2017. Marsh Madness: ‘Craniacs’ Flock to Annual Sandhill Crane Festival. RecordNet.com. April 10, 2018
SOSC-76 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2017. 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-associated Recreation: National Overview. April 10, 2018
SOSC-77 Map - Recreation Birders in Delta Tunnels Project Area from eBird Data, Winter 2016. April 10, 2018

 

Part 2 - Rebuttal

Exhibit No. Exhibit Description Date Accepted into Evidence* or Withdrawn
SOSC-80 Testimony of Sean Wirth August 29, 2018
SOSC-81 PowerPoint Presentation of Sean Wirth August 29, 2018
SOSC-82 Statement of Qualifications for Sean Wirth August 29, 2018
SOSC-83 Pearse et al. 2017. Sandhill crane roost selection, human disturbance, and forage resources: Roost Selection in Sandhill Cranes. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 81. 10.1002/jwmg.21215. August 29, 2018
SOSC-84 Dutra et al. 2014. Drivers influencing adaptive management: a retrospective evaluation of water quality decisions in South East Queensland (Australia). AMBIO 43:1069–1081 August 29, 2018

 

Part 2 - Sur-Rebuttal

Exhibit No. Exhibit Description Date Accepted into Evidence* or Withdrawn
SOSC-85 Testimony of Sean Wirth  
SOSC-85-R Testimony of Sean Wirth- Revised September 28, 2018
SOSC-86 PowerPoint Presentation of Sean Wirth September 28, 2018
SOSC-87 Friends of Stone Lake, Comment Letter on California WaterFix Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Statement September 28, 2018
SOSC-88 Ivey, et al., Sandhill Crane Abundance and Migration Chronology (2014)  
SOSC-89 Delta Wetlands Project, Draft Environmental Impact Report/Statement, Appendix H4, Section 3, Analysis of Impacts on the Greater Sandhill Crane September 28, 2018
SOSC-90 Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, About the Refuge – Stone Lakes, available at: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Stone_Lakes/about.html September 28, 2018

* For a complete account of testimony and exhibits that have been admitted into evidence, please see the Ruling Page for the corresponding ruling date and/or Transcript Page for the corresponding transcript date.