An annual environmental summit at Lake Tahoe on Tuesday gave Gov. Jerry Brown an opportunity for a victory lap on the new plan for a California water bond, which was approved by the Legislature last week.
A Fresno nonprofit linked to the largest agricultural water district in the country filed a federal lawsuit alleging San Francisco and other Bay Area communities are unfairly exempted from water cutbacks meant to protect endangered species.
The $7.5 billion water bond measure approved by state legislators this past week could help pay for ambitious local projects, from cleaning the polluted San Fernando Valley groundwater basin to recycling treated sewage for drinking water.
One year after California and Nevada resolved a long-standing feud over development around Lake Tahoe, John Laird, secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, arrived at a summit near the water’s edge Tuesday and said “peace is at hand.”
It’s quite literally a big dam issue, and Shasta County supervisors agreed Tuesday that something needs to be done about it. … The board voted to author a letter to state and federal lawmakers aimed at protecting business investments near the lake and also to discuss the topic in more depth during a future meeting.
A regional boss for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is lauding the work of a Reno-area nonprofit building a 116-mile bicycle path that follows the Truckee River all the way from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake.
“It was an amazing convergence over a big idea.” So said Gov. Jerry Brown last Wednesday, when he signed a ballot measure, passed by the Legislature, asking California voters to approve a $7.5 billion water bond.
Aging and broken pipes are a big and expensive problem for California – whether the daily leaks of precious water going to waste, or a catastrophic water main failure like the recent one in Los Angeles.
Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over,” is a well-known quote widely attributed to novelist Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. Calaveras County’s current water woes hopefully will not result in physical confrontations, but they deserve discussion.
For local residents who shared the recent excitement about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers billion-dollar restoration plan for the Los Angeles River and wondered “What about the Arroyo Seco?,” there’s good news and even better news.
On the south side of Sherman Island northeast of Antioch, DWR is working to reduce predation at the Curtis Landing Fish Release Site, where salvaged fish from the Skinner Fish Facility are released daily back into the Delta.