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.
As the state enters its sixth year of drought, Northern California is seeing some significant relief thanks to a series of powerful storms, while Southern California remains mired in record dry conditions.
Members of our yearlong Water Leaders class get out of the office to see water issues up close. Not only do they attend our annual Executive Briefing but they also partake in two of our popular water tours during the program aimed at providing a deeper understanding of California water issues and the skills to collaborate with other stakeholder groups. The deadline to apply is Dec. 7.
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service believe a storm expected to pass throughout the Southland by the week’s end may cause debris flows and mud slides in areas recently affected by wildfires – including the Blue Cut fire that burned through the Cajon Pass this summer.
It’s not often that a local utilities board election sets off angry confrontations between neighbors, candidates’ faces plastered on Old West-style “wanted” posters and even a current board member hung in effigy.
Outgoing Rep. Sam Farr addressed a 23-member panel bringing together local representatives from four counties, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, municipal flood control staff members and the two candidates running to replace him on Nov. 8, Casey Lucius and Jimmy Panetta.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing a limit on the number of whales, turtles and dolphins that the state’s drift gill net fishery accidentally injure or kill, a change promoted by a Marin conservation group.
Volunteers who regularly clean up San Jose’s waterways have reported a significant uptick in homeless people camping along Los Gatos Creek. South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition members say the amount of trash in the creek also has increased as a result, ever since California Department of Fish and Wildlife game wardens recently stopped patrolling the area.
It’s been three years since a deadly virus devastated sea star populations along the Pacific Coast, ranging from Alaska to Mexico. The extent of the disease was surprising to researchers from Humboldt State University and UC Santa Cruz who have observed a record number of species depletion since the discovery of the pathogen in 2013.
Tunisia is one of the driest countries along the Mediterranean. This year’s long dry, hot summer has all but exhausted the nation’s water reserves. … Summer-long protests throughout the country were called a “thirst uprising” by the international press, as local residents fought for access to ever dwindling water supplies.
Global wildlife populations have fallen an average of 58 percent from 1970 levels, with human activity reducing the numbers of elephants in Tanzania, maned wolves in Brazil, salamanders in the United States and orcas in the waters of Europe, researchers say.
San Francisco artist Jane Kim has painted hundreds of species of plants and animals, from the Sierra’s disappearing bighorn sheep to a giant prehistoric owl that once roamed Cuba. But this year, the science illustrator, who co-founded Ink Dwell studio, turned her sights closer to home.
It might have been sprinkling outside the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium on Tuesday, but inside the building some of the state’s brightest water experts were taking stock of California’s enduring drought. As we enter into what could be a sixth year of shortage, here are six lessons gleaned from Tuesday’s forum sponsored by the nonprofit Water Education Foundation: