For more than 30 years, wastewater from oil and gas operations has been used to irrigate food crops in California. Regulators will re-examine the safety of that practice during a public hearing Friday.
A nonpartisan state analysis has said [Gov. Jerry] Brown’s proposals to spend $15.7 billion to build two giant tunnels to help haul water across the state and $64 billion on a high-speed rail system are the two projects that would most likely be affected.
After several years of unrelenting hyacinth invasions each fall, it’s as if someone has finally peeled back that green shag carpet and returned Stockton’s rivers to its people. … And there is a general sense that a coordinated effort by state and federal officials — along with a bit of help from Mother Nature — is starting to make a difference.
In the 1950s, California wildlife authorities used to fly over remote lakes and creeks in Yosemite National Park and deliver precious cargo: hatchery-raised trout. The policy was great for fishing enthusiasts.
The second big storm of the season is making its way through the Bay Area on Friday morning, and the wet road conditions may have been a factor in a big-rig crash that backed up traffic in the eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge.
Expect light wind, more than 3 inches of rain in the Santa Cruz Mountains and half that amount in Santa Cruz through Tuesday as a cold front rolls over the Central Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
The work done in marine protective areas to preserve fish and marine life, while often underestimated, will ultimately leave a legacy of healthier ocean habitat. That was the message state Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird shared Thursday for some 85 ocean conservationists and stakeholders on hand for the Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network’s forum at the Asilomar Conference Center.
It’s a good deal if you can get it: Some North County water customers are paying less for their water than it’s worth. The Vallecitos Water District – which provides water to 97,000 people in and around San Marcos – has kept rates so low it’s now selling water at a loss.
There’s a lot of talk right now in California about water data. Do we have enough of it? Are we doing the right things with the information that we do have? And how are we sharing and using that data? Our first edition of “Water Talks,” a new, monthly conversation around hot topics in California water, centered on those crucial questions.
The Little Hoover Commission held a public hearing today [Oct. 27] that explored the challenges posed to special districts by climate change and examined potential changes that could help local districts adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.
The project, which involves the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Imperial Irrigation District, is one of several initial efforts underway to restore habitat and reduce windblown dust as the Salton Sea shrinks. The lake is about to begin receding rapidly.