By a 7-1 vote, the state’s largest irrigation district decided not to join California WaterFix — a $17-billion plan to build two tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta that would re-engineer the way Northern California supplies are moved to the rest of the state.
Scientists say it’s possible for Southern California to be hit by a magnitude 8.2 earthquake. Such a quake would be far more destructive to the Los Angeles area because the San Andreas fault runs very close to and underneath densely populated areas. … The aqueducts that bring in 88% of Los Angeles’ water supply and cross the San Andreas fault all could be damaged or destroyed, [Lucy] Jones said.
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Seeing the devastation that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma inflicted, it’s tempting to take solace that Southern California escapes anything but the rare remnant of a tropical storm. But that doesn’t mean we’re spared flooding, reminded two Cal State Fullerton geologists in the wake of Harvey and Irma.
Cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the Environmental Protection Agency does not manage its Superfund staff effectively to match its workload, an internal government watchdog said Tuesday.
About 40,000 people were evacuated after Coyote Creek flooded on Feb. 21. … According to Catholic Charities, the lead agency in providing long-term services to flood victims, about 153 people are homeless, many living in hotels, temporary apartments or shelters.
In a major and potentially fatal setback to Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion plan to build two huge tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, America’s largest irrigation district voted Tuesday to pull out of the project.
[Mario] Luna, who for the past year has been with Conservation Corps North Bay, was among eight people selected for a new yearlong paid internship program aimed at exposing 18- to 24-year-olds to careers in the water management industry.
The San Joaquin Valley’s southernmost county has officially taken the top spot for the value of its agricultural products in 2016, making Kern the top agricultural producer — not only in the state, but in the nation.
The season — which officially ends Friday — has had the typical number of days. It’s just that the number of days when the temperature cracked 100 degrees in the Redding area is something no one has ever seen before.
California Waterkeepers, a group that helps protect the state’s coastal waters, and Ocean 5, which establishes marine reserves and combats illegal fishing in all five oceans around the globe, are among other recipients.
A newly released report by the Water Policy Center of the Public Policy Institute of California urges new commitment and specific management techniques to improve the health of California’s headwater forests.
Every September I [David Mas Masumoto] engage in the ritual of drying grapes into raisins. Green grapes are picked and laid onto paper trays on the ground between the vine rows. Then you wait for weeks as they dry. Simple, efficient, using the sun’s power – and highly risky because if a rainstorm rolls in, it can result in disaster.
The recent news of the western monarch butterfly population decline is disheartening. … Farmers and ranchers from California to Texas to Missouri now have the opportunity to participate in an emerging program called the Monarch Butterfly Habitat Exchange, which rewards them for restoring and enhancing monarch habitat in field edges, buffer zones, marginal lands and rangelands – areas that would not decrease productivity.
The Bureau of Reclamation will enter into a two-year water conveyance pilot study with Reclamation District 1004, to annually convey up to 14,354 acre-feet of Central Valley Project yield to the Sutter National Wildlife Refuge in Sutter County.
Rodents can burrow through both sides of an embankment providing a pathway for water to move through and erode the embankment, potentially causing serious issues for the surrounding communities. Burrows may also intersect or expose other anomalies in the embankment that may result in a failure of the embankment.