Aquafornia news Los Angeles Daily News

Wednesday’s Top of the Scroll: California water agencies lose millions of gallons underground

Turns out the UCLA flood was just a drop in the sea of potable water that leaks or blows out of underground pipes. California’s water distribution systems lose up to 228 billion gallons annually, the state estimates — more than enough to supply the entire city of Los Angeles for a year.

Aquafornia news The Desert Sun

Tribe, agencies lay out arguments in water lawsuit

Two water districts, the federal government, and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians are laying out their arguments in a lawsuit over water, focusing on the question of whether the tribe has rights to groundwater.

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Drought, drawdowns and death of the Salton Sea

The Salton Sea, California’s largest lake at 370 square miles, once supported resorts that drew celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis.

Aquafornia news KQED Public Media for Northern CA

The story of California water, according to Jerry Brown

[Gov. Jerry] Brown, running for his fourth term as governor, used his appearance at The Hamilton Project conference to give a sort of oral history of California water — which is, in a sense, a Brown family story — and to make a pitch for Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion bond measure on the November ballot.

Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

Tomato growers expect record year despite drought

About 95 percent of the nation’s processed tomatoes come from California.

Aquafornia news Santa Rosa Press Democrat

PG&E plan may reduce water flowing into Lake Mendocino

A plan by PG&E to temporarily shut down a powerhouse that feeds water from the Eel River to the Russian River may cut into consumer supplies this winter by further reducing the amount of water coming into Lake Mendocino.

Aquafornia news Pasadena Star-News

Final EIR released for Devil’s Gate Reservoir Sediment Removal Project

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works plans to remove 2.4 million cubic yards of sediment from behind the Devil’s Gate Dam over the next several years, according to the final environmental impact report (EIR) for the project released Monday.

Aquafornia news Redding Record Searchlight

Anderson City Council narrowly approves water rate hike

Water base rates in the southern Shasta County town will increase 5 percent on Dec. 1 and another 5 percent the same time next year following the split decision.

Aquafornia news Riverside Press-Enterprise

‘Bank’ bolsters rat-plant partnership

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given the Rocklin, Calif.-based Wildlands the go-ahead to create a 182-acre habitat bank for the imperiled rodent and plant just north of the Vulcan Materials Co. gravel-mining operation.

Aquafornia news The Sacramento Bee

Chance of rain in Sacramento area increases as weekend approaches

Mild daytime temperatures and cool nights will be accompanied by an increasing chance of rain by the weekend in the Sacramento area.

Aquafornia news Vacaville Reporter

Delta Stewardship Council to meet in Sacramento

The next meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council is at 9 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Sacramento Convention Center Complex, 1400 J St., Room 315 in Sacramento.

Aquafornia news Associated Press

UN experts: Detroit should restore water to poor

United Nations human rights experts described Detroit’s mass water shut-offs as “a man-made perfect storm” Monday and called on city officials to restore water to those unable to pay, including those with disabilities or chronic illnesses.

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Daily News

Editorial: Yes on Proposition 1 for California’s water future

Should it take the most severe drought in generations to make Californians of all political, economic and environmental stripes suddenly applaud the life aquatic in the form of a new water bond?

Aquafornia news East Bay Express

Commentary: A barrier to Proposition 1?

In California’s ongoing water war, this year’s election battle has an unusual lineup of participants.

Aquafornia news The Sacramento Bee

Commentary: Water bond is good for the environment

With California now in its fourth consecutive year of severe drought, the need for innovative, long-term solutions to safeguard water supplies has never been more urgent.

Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Blog: That’s California water for ya

San Joaquin County supervisors on Tuesday will declare this to be “California Flood Preparedness Week” and then, several agenda items later, will discuss the ongoing drought.

Aquafornia news U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "It's Our Environment"

Blog: Climate change and the dry, wild West

I grew up in a small town in California called Placerville (population 10,000), located near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada foothills. … When I call my family, I get updates on how things are going in Placerville, but I also get regular updates on the ongoing drought in California.

Aquafornia news U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greenversations

Blog: Turning back time: Repairing water infrastructure

I am about to turn 25 years old—the quarter century mark! Yikes! While I may start to feel “old” when I consider that number, I am in considerably better shape than some of the pipes and sewer mains that make up the country’s water infrastructure, some components of which are more than four times my age.

Aquafornia news Associated Press

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.72 degrees Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping.

Aquafornia news San Jose Mercury News

Gov. Jerry Brown touts water bond measure at Stanford summit

Gov. Jerry Brown pitched his plan Monday for a water bond and a rainy-day fund at a Stanford University water conference. … He called his water plan a “four-term effort.”