The King fire’s rampage through the forestlands of El Dorado and Placer counties is threatening hydroelectric facilities and power lines that deliver water and electricity to the Sacramento region, as well as some of the Sierra Nevada’s most treasured recreation areas.
A wet weather system moved through the Bay Area on Thursday, dropping the first light rain of the season, knocking out power to thousands of residents and bringing a muggy stickiness that set records in some places.
After three consecutive mild winters and an ongoing drought across western states, hopes are high for heavy snowfall this season. … As of Wednesday, Lake Tahoe was at 6223.27 feet above sea level; its natural rim is 6,223 feet.
After keeping a low profile for more than two years, George Bianchini, founder and CEO of Medi-Cone, a Marin-based collective that grows and sells medical marijuana, invited the public to visit his West Marin home this week for a demonstration on water conservation.
Not many places on Earth move more water farther than California, and the emotions that Californians connect to our big water projects — indifference, pride, regret, worry — bear on the current debate over how to protect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as an ecosystem and water source. But emotion will not lead to the best long-term public policy decisions for California.
Assembly Bill 2403 amends the definition of “water” contained in the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act to “include improvements for producing, storing, supplying, treating, or distributing water from any source.”
The American Water Works Association today [Sept. 17] announced that water expert and author Michael J. McGuire, PhD, PE, will continue his appointment as Editor-in-Chief for Journal — American Water Works Association through June 2016. He has been handling the responsibilities of Interim Editor-in-Chief for the publication since June 2014.