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Aquafornia news Chico Enterprise-Record

Thursday’s Top of the Scroll: Heat wave should not hinder Oroville Dam repairs, contractor says

Work at the Oroville Dam will carry on in spite of the 110 degree-plus temperatures anticipated this week. There are protections in place for construction employees with the contractor, Kiewit, and concrete has to undergo a cooling techniques to be able to keep applying it, said Jeff Petersen, the company’s project director in a press conference call Wednesday morning.

Aquafornia news Water Deeply

Climate change is shrinking Colorado River

The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead on the Arizona/Nevada border and Lake Powell on the Arizona/Utah border, were brim full in the year 2000. Four short years later, they had lost enough water to supply California its legally apportioned share of Colorado River water for more than five years. Now, 17 years later, they still have not recovered.

Aquafornia news Tahoe Daily Tribune

Asian clam control implemented at Lake Tahoe’s Sand Harbor

An Asian clam control project is expected to continue at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Sand Harbor from mid-June through November, according to the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program.

Aquafornia news NBC 7 San Diego

Court of Appeals rules in favor of San Diego County Water Authority

A Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) Wednesday in a key rate case against the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California.

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles awarded $4 million to capture more rainwater on streets

Bioswale projects on medians and other surfaces along a handful of the east San Fernando Valley’s major roadways could be pulling double-duty soon to help conserve rainwater, while adding more greenery, thanks in part to a $4 million grant from the state’s coastal and waterway conservancy.

Aquafornia news NPR

Summer’s just begun, but the Southwestern U.S. is already baking

Summer officially began at 12:24 a.m. ET Wednesday, but as the Southwestern United States bakes in a heat wave, the season may already feel like a long and sweltering slog there. The mercury hit 119 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenix on Tuesday, 117 in Las Vegas and 121 degrees in Palm Springs, Calif.

Aquafornia news Santa Cruz Sentinel

Soquel Creek Water District inches forward in water supply studies

The Soquel Creek Water District has not yet settled on a future project to provide its customers with a supplementary water supply source, but it is taking strides toward its investigation of water projects. 

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles DWP contract could spark costly demands from other city unions

Four years ago, Los Angeles’ elected officials wrested major financial concessions from the Department of Water and Power’s biggest and most powerful employee union, persuading those workers to go three years without raises.

Aquafornia news Water Education Foundation

Join us for a ‘Test-Run’ of a Delta Landscapes Guide; Free July 25 workshop in West Sacramento

Restoration practitioners, Delta landowners, regulators and others are invited to attend a free July 25 workshop to help test-run and develop a user’s guide to Delta restoration based on the Delta Landscapes Project. The Delta Landscapes Project (funded by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife) seeks ways to achieve better restoration results by understanding how the natural systems in the Delta originally functioned during the early 1800s, before the California Gold Rush and subsequent landscape-level changes.

Aquafornia news Chico Enterprise-Record

Heat wave continues as high temperature ties record

Redding remained in the grips of a heat wave Wednesday as the mercury climbed to 110 degrees on the first full day of summer, tying the record for the date in 1992.

Aquafornia news The New York Times

95-degree days: How extreme heat could spread across the world

Extremely hot days, when temperatures soar to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, can be miserable. Crops wilt in the fields.

Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

California heat wave to peak Thursday: Here are locations that will remain cool

Melting in California’s furnace-hot heat? Here’s a tip: Head to the coast where high temperatures are expected to remain cooler despite the major heat wave.

Aquafornia news The Sacramento Bee

Sick of Sacramento days above 104°? Scientists say your kids will see a lot more of them

Sacramento likely will see its fifth straight day of temperatures above 104 degrees on Thursday, an unusually intense heat wave. 

Aquafornia news Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Caution urged after massive Sierra snowmelt creates raging whitewater conditions

Pumped up by snowmelt from the High Sierra, the South Fork of the American River was running high, fast and cold when the eighth-graders from Sonoma Country Day School arrived on its banks for their traditional graduation river trip.

Aquafornia news Tahoe Daily Tribune

Still mixed conditions on some Lake Tahoe trails following big winter, mild spring

Within less than two weeks, the basin went from winter weather to full-blown summertime temps. It seems that Lake Tahoe got the memo about it officially being summer today.

Aquafornia news Daily Pilot

Local realty’s goal: a water station in every Newport-Mesa school

A Newport Beach-based real estate agency is raising money to try to install water bottle filling stations in all schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

Aquafornia news Associated Press

Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarm

The only tremors from a reported major earthquake off the California coast came on the internet.

Aquafornia news The Riverside Press-Enterprise

Investigators seek Holcomb fire’s cause as firefighters battling 1,540-acre blaze

As firefighters battled through challenging conditions of weather and terrain Wednesday, investigators sought the public’s help in determining how the Holcomb fire started.

Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Delta island pigs seized by Calaveras officials

The saga of the six Delta island pigs continued this week when the pigs were seized again, this time, by Calaveras County officials.

Aquafornia news Chico Enterprise-Record

Riverbend Park will be different when it’s rebuilt

When Riverbend Park in Oroville is rebuilt, it will look quite a bit different than it did before high water scoured it during the Oroville Dam spillway emergency.