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Weekend Wrap-Up: Salton Sea; Salmon and Sandhill Cranes

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William R. “Bill” Gianelli: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

With the Water Education Foundation now accepting applications for the 2014 William “Bill” Gianelli Water Leaders Class, are you curious to learn about Mr. Gianelli — who also has a powerplant named after him? Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is William R.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Fracking; Delta

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Hydrologic Cycle: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is hydrologic cycle. As with all entries in the Water Education Foundation’s interactive online water encyclopedia, it has been researched and vetted by Foundation.

According to an excerpt from the Aquapedia definition, “Both surface water and groundwater are connected through the hydrologic cycle, essentially the life span of a drop of water.
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Veterans Day Weekend Wrap-Up: Dry Weather; Desalination

Welcome back! Here’s the wrap-up from the Veterans Day Weekend:

At the top of the scroll: “California On Course for Driest Year On Record,” reported the San Francisco Chronicle.
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New Research On Tahoe’s Shallow Shoreline Waters

From the Reno Gazette-Journal:

“For more than 40 years, scientists have carefully scrutinized the cobalt waters in the middle of Lake Tahoe, documenting a steady and disturbing decline in the lake’s famed clarity. … Now, researchers insist, it’s time to focus the scientific spotlight on parts of the lake closest to shore.
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acre-foot: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week is acre-foot, a common term in the water world and one which is defined by sister site Aquapedia as “a common way to measure water volume and use.”

According to the Aquapedia entry, “An acre-foot of water equals about 326,000 gallons, or enough water to cover an acre of land 1 foot deep.
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Weekend Wrap-Up: BDCP; Water Supply

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Lake Mead: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Lake Mead, a brand new entry to the Water Education Foundation’s interactive online water encyclopedia.

According to an excerpt from Aquapedia’s definition, “Lake Mead is the main reservoir formed by Hoover Dam in Southern Nevada. Created in the 1930s as part of Hoover Dam [see also Elwood Mead], Lake Mead provides water storage in the Lower Basin of the Colorado River.
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Supply; Groundwater

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Friant Dam: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Friant Dam, which is the first stop during the Water Education Foundation’s San Joaquin River Restoration Tour Nov. 7-8.

An excerpt from Aquapedia’s comprehensive entry includes the following: “Located just north of Fresno, the Friant Dam helps deliver water as it runs toward the Merced River, though its environmental impacts have caused controversy.
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10 Seats Left on Water Education Foundation’s Nov. 7-8 San Joaquin River Restoration Tour

San-Joaquin-River-300x199.jpgThe Water Education Foundation’s two-day, one-night San Joaquin River Restoration Tour Nov.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Supply; Fracking

Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:

At the top of the scroll: On the weekend news circuit, water supply made headlines.
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Delta Smelt: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

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

“The endangered Delta smelt is a 3-inch fish found only in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta,” according to an excerpt from Aquapedia’s definition.
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Western Water Magazine: Two States, United

SeptOct13WW-232x300.jpgExcerpts from the Water Education Foundation’s September/October 2013 issue of Western Water written by Gary Pitzer continue today on Aquafornia:

Keeping Lake Tahoe blue becomes controversial when the regulations designed to maintain and improve clarity are viewed as onerous and detrimental to the economic well-being of the surround
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Western Water Magazine: A ‘Sea Change’ in Water Quality Management

SeptOct13WW-232x300.jpgContinued from yesterday, excerpts from the Water Education Foundation’s September/October 2013 issue of Western Water written by Gary Pitzer are included below:

“For many years, clarity was in a downward spiral, dropping from 136 feet in 1962 to 66 feet in 2001 as measured by Secchi disk.

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Western Water: Two States, One Lake — Keeping Lake Tahoe Blue

SeptOct13WW-232x300.jpgThe Water Education Foundation’s September/October 2013 issue of Western Water discusses some of the issues associated with the effort to preserve and restore the clarity of Lake Tahoe.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Legislation; San Joaquin River Restoration

Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:

At the top of the scroll: “Gov. Jerry Brown Wraps Up Action on Bills for the Year,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
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San Joaquin River and San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Aquafornia Water Word(s) of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word(s) of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is San Joaquin River and San Joaquin River Restoration Program, which is also the focus of a Water Education Foundation tour Nov. 7-8.

An excerpt from Aquapedia’s comprehensive entry includes the following: “The San Joaquin River, which helps drain California’s Central Valley, has been negatively impacted by construction of dams, inadequate streamflows and poor water quality.

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