Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

Monday’s Top of the Scroll: Proposition 1 — Voters to decide on $7.5 billion water bond

California voters will be faced with a $7.5 billion question this fall about whether to publicly finance a water bond meant to help the state better manage its most precious and increasingly limited resource.

Aquafornia news Associated Press

More drought forecast next year across West

Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Break in weather aids fight against massive King fire

Firefighters battling the massive King fire in Northern California took advantage of favorable weather conditions this past weekend to make some progress against the blaze, with containment increasing to 17% overnight Sunday, officials reported.

Aquafornia news Associated Press

Melted glacier sends miles of mud down Mt. Shasta

The largest mudslide on Northern California’s Mt. Shasta in two decades may be related to California’s prolonged drought, experts said Sunday.

Aquafornia news National Geographic

Record drought hastens dramatic spread of California wildfires

The explosive growth of a massive wildfire in northern California’s drought-parched Sierra Nevada Mountains this week has stunned firefighters, defying all predictions about how quickly it would grow.

Aquafornia news NBC News

Fire to Flooding: Can California’s economy survive nature’s fury?

When it comes to disasters, California can’t seem to catch a break.

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

It’s official! Summer of 2014 was hottest on record

If the summer of 2014 felt unusually warm to you, you were right — at least on a global level.

Aquafornia news The Sacramento Bee

Fall begins with warm weather; smoky skies in Sierra

Fall officially arrives tonight — but first two days of warm weather.

Aquafornia news Associated Press

Engineers call for national approach to flooding

An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.

Aquafornia news Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Changes to water releases from Lake Mendocino helping

A change in releases at Lake Mendocino is helping water suppliers hold back precious reserves as the region’s dry spell wears on and threatens to cut historically low reservoir stores to critical levels.

Aquafornia news Grass Valley Union

Nevada Irrigation District suspending fall water sales

Faced with an order from the State Water Resources Control Board, the Nevada Irrigation District announced it is suspending sales of fall irrigation water.

Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

San Joaquin grape growers cutting back on water through deficit irrigation technique

Farmers used to pour water down ditches or furrows to irrigate their vineyards, or use overhead sprinklers.

Aquafornia news Riverside Press-Enterprise

Lake Elsinore: More recycled water going into lake

More recycled water will be pumped into Lake Elsinore than in past years to keep it from drying out, prompting the lake’s overseers to boost funding for the ongoing replenishment effort.

Aquafornia news Riverside Press-Enterprise

Coexisting for the ecology

A truce is in the works for a long-running clash between a vanishing fish species and local water districts.

Aquafornia news Associated Press

City cites drought, sinks Los Angeles water slide proposal

Los Angeles city officials have pulled the plug on plans to temporarily transform a downtown street into a giant water slide because of drought.

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

‘Slide the City’ down the drain? L.A. rejects permit for slip-n-slide

Plans for a giant slip-n-slide on a downtown Los Angeles street are in doubt after a permit that would have cleared the way for the Slide the City event was denied.

Aquafornia news Oakland Tribune

Plastic grocery bags harder to find on Coastal Cleanup Day

Matt Spaur came from Lafayette on Saturday to pick up trash on Berkeley’s shoreline for Coastal Cleanup Day, and two hours in he had not found a single plastic grocery bag.

Aquafornia news Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico creekside cleanup nets nearly 40,000 pounds of trash

Hundreds of volunteers were up to their elbows in trash Saturday, dragging out debris that was recently hidden or in plain view.

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Water-wise fall planting

How to tackle fall planting in Southern California during the third straight year of drought and the diminishing likelihood of El Niño storms this winter?

Aquafornia news Bloomberg

Editorial: Fracking, drinking water and reality

As it turns out, fracking doesn’t necessarily pollute the water supply. But the wells used for fracking might.