Gov. Jerry Brown launched a statewide campaign Friday — not for his own re-election, but for a pair of state ballot measures that he said were critical for both California’s economic and environmental future. … He called Prop. 1 “the first real integrated water plan” to come before voters since his late father, Edmund “Pat” Brown, was governor in the 1960s.
During a long congressional career from 1963 to 1999, the late Congressman George E. Brown, Jr., called for solutions to the Salton Sea’s growing problems and once raised the idea of building a canal to connect the salty lake to the Sea of Cortez.
Nearly an inch of rain, with more wet weather forecast for the weekend, has helped firefighters gain the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning in the mountains east of Sacramento, officials said Friday.
Mattley Meadow is an alpine paradise with deep scars. And those scars – actually gullies – are not just ugly, but are also a problem for humans and wildlife that need the water Mattley Meadow could provide.
A water-main break Friday sent churning, muddy water flowing down West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, forcing authorities to close a section of the busy street to traffic as hotels and other businesses sought to keep their properties dry.
Proposition 1 (the state water bond) is a bad investment for California and a $14 billion burden to taxpayers. It does not mitigate the effects of drought, and it does nothing to establish long-term water self-sufficiency.
California made history recently when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Its passage marks a once-in-a-century achievement, for it was 100 years ago that California enacted the first comprehensive legal framework for managing surface water.