Weekend Wrap-Up: CVP, SWP Allocations
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: Updates to water supply allocations made news at the start of the weekend with Friday announcements by the California Department of Water Resources and Bureau of Reclamation. Included in the follow-up news coverage were these stories: “Water Supply Outlook Improves; Delta Channel Barriers Canceled,” The Sacramento Bee; “Feather River Farmers Receive Full Water Supply, and Plan Water Transfers,” Chico Enterprise-Record; “Spring Rain and Snow Bring Increased Water Allocations,” Capital Public Radio; “California Farmers to Get More Water,” Associated Press; and “State Water Project to Make Small Deliveries This Year,” Los Angeles Times.
Headlines also included “California’s Water Wars Reach ‘New Level of Crazy’ This Year,” an article in The Fresno Bee; “Drought — and Neighbors — Press Las Vegas to Conserve Water,” Los Angeles Times; and “California Drought: Food Banks Drying Up, Too,” San Francisco Chronicle. A Los Angeles Times editorial was “Does Fracking Cause Quakes? California Needs to Know.”
Water Education Foundation’s Anne J. Schneider Foundation Lecture Series: Stanford Law Professor Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson, Jr. will deliver the third annual Anne J. Schneider Foundation lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. The title of his speech is “Thinking Big: Is It Time for Transformative Changes in California Water Policy?”Audience discussion will follow his lecture, and then a reception. Additional information, including how to register for this free event, is on the Foundation’s website.
Aquafornia Water Words of the Week: Sister site Aquapedia, the Foundation’s vetted, online water encyclopedia, includes a section of Useful Acronyms. Included among them are CVP and SWP, which were in the news over the weekend. Read the posts, “CVP: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week” and “SWP: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Court Rules for Environmentalists in Water Fight,” from the Associated Press. Excluding news articles, The Sacramento Bee’s “Water Question: How is the Drought Affecting Hydroelectric Production?” received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events are today’s Brown Bag Seminar titled “Rice in the Delta: the Potential to Mitigate Subsidence and Enhance Sustainability,” the fourth in a five-part series on The Delta Carbon Cycle; a State Water Resources Control Board meeting Tuesday, April 22; the Foundation’s Central Valley Tour (field trip) April 23-25; and the University of California Drought Summit: Managing Water Scarcity in California on April 25.