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Weekend Wrap-Up: Drought; Agriculture

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At the top of the scroll: “Congress Focuses on Dams Amid California’s Drought,” reported the Associated Press.
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Dams: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Dams. Dams are just one of more than 200 definitions of water terms from A to Z on Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s vetted, interactive online water encyclopedia.

The topic of dams begins with the following overview: “Dams have allowed Californians and the West to harness and control water dating back to the days of Native Americans.
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Legal Rulings; Drought

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At the top of the scroll: The Sacramento Bee reported, “Landowners Celebrate Ruling on Delta Tunnels, But Delays Not Likely, State Says.” “[Delta Smelt] Ruling May Affect Salinas River Steelhead” was an article in The Salinas Californian.

Drought coverage continued.

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Assembly Member Rendon to Keynote Foundation’s March 27 Briefing

Register today to attend the Water Education Foundation’s March 27 Executive Briefing in Sacramento.

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Western Water: Deciding the Fate of Groundwater

JanFeb14WW-232x300.jpg“Overdrawn at the Bank: Managing California’s Groundwater” headlined the Water Education Foundation’s January/February 2014 issue of Western Water.

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Western Water: Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons

JanFeb14WW-232x300.jpg“Overdrawn at the Bank: Managing California’s Groundwater” is the topic of the Water Education Foundation’s latest issue of Western Water (January/February 2014).

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Western Water: Limiting Pumping in an Effective Way

JanFeb14WW-232x300.jpg“Overdrawn at the Bank: Managing California’s Groundwater” is the topic of the Water Education Foundation’s January/February 2014 issue of Western Water. Continuing from yesterday are excerpts of the article written by Gary Pitzer:

About 35 percent of California’s total annual water supply comes from groundwater in normal years.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Conservation; Executive Director Announcement

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At the top of the scroll: Water conservation headlines made news over the weekend.
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Desalination: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Desalination. Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s interactive online water encyclopedia, contains vetted information from an objective source.

According to an excerpt from the Aquapedia entry, “Recurrent droughts and uncertainties about future water supplies have led several California communities to look to saltwater for supplemental supplies through a process known as desalination.
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News Release: Former Journalist Named to Head Water Education Foundation; Jennifer Bowles Replaces Longtime Executive Director Rita Schmidt Sudman

From the Water Education Foundation:

Jennifer Bowles, a former award-winning journalist who covered Western water issues and became a communications strategist for a major California law firm known for its water law practice, has been named as Executive Director of the Water Education Foundation.

Effective March 27, Bowles will replace longtime Executive Director Rita Schmidt Sudman, who is retiring after 34 years of heading the highly regarded nonprofit organization that raises awareness of water issues in California and the Southwe

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Western Water — Overdrawn at the Bank: Managing California’s Groundwater

JanFeb14WW-232x300.jpgThe Water Education Foundation’s January/February 2014 issue of Western Water looks at California groundwater and whether its sustainability can be assured by local, regional and state management.

There are areas in California where groundwater is pumped faster than it can be naturally replenished.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Drought-Relief Law; Weather

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At the top of the scroll: A news release from the Office of Governor Edmund G.
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Weekend Wrap-Up: CVP Allocations; Drought Legislation

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At the top of the scroll“Reclamation Announces Initial 2014 Central Valley Project Water Supply Allocation” headlined a Bureau of Reclamation news release Friday, Feb. 21.
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Presidents’ Day Weekend Wrap-Up: Obama’s San Joaquin Valley Visit

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At the top of the scroll: “Governor Brown to Join President Obama in the Central Valley Today” headlined the news release from the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Feb.
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Obama Visit; Weather

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At the top of the scroll: “Obama to Visit Fresno to Discuss Drought Response,” reported the Tribune Washington Bureau.

Both dry and wet weather were in the news.

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Western Water: Looking Ahead

NovDec13WW-231x300.jpgThe final in a series of excerpts published on Aquafornia from “An Era of New Partnerships on the Colorado River,” the Water Education Foundation’s Nov./Dec.

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Western Water: Partnership with Mexico

NovDec13WW-231x300.jpgExcerpts from “An Era of New Partnerships on the Colorado River,” the Water Education Foundation’s Nov./Dec. 2013 issue of Western Water, written by Sue McClurg, are included below:

The effort to find agreement on Colorado River issues extends across the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Western Water Magazine: An Era of New Partnerships on the Colorado River

NovDec13WW-231x300.jpgThe Water Education Foundation’s latest Western Water (Nov./Dec. 2013) is on the topic of “An Era of New Partnerships on the Colorado River.” Included below are excerpts from the issue, written by Sue McClurg:

Drought has been the ongoing story in the Colorado River Basin since 2000.
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Western Water: An Era of New Partnerships on the Colorado River

The Water Education Foundation’s November/December 2013 issue of Western Water examines how the various stakeholders have begun working together to meet the planning challenges for the Colorado River Basin, including agreements with Mexico, increased use of conservation and water marketing, and the goal of accomplishing binational environmental restoration and water-sharing programs.

Much of the content for this issue of Western Water came from the in-depth panel discussions at the Symposium, “An Era of New Partnerships on the Colorado River.” The Foundation will publish the full proceeding

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Drought Legislation; SWP Allocations

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