Weekend Wrap-Up: Drought; Colorado River
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up on Aquafornia:
At the top of the scroll: Included among the drought-related stories covered by reporters over the weekend were the following: “California City Looks to Sea for Water In Drought” and “As Wildfire Fear Rises, U.S. Tanker Fleet Incomplete,” from the Associated Press; “Amid Statewide Drought, California Races to Burn Wildfire Fuel,” NPR News; and “Tulare County Couple Face Summer Without Running Water as Well Runs Dry,” The Fresno Bee.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, “New Program to Pay Water Users to Take Less from Drought-stricken Colorado River.”
Several diverse water-related headlines included “Klamath Water-sharing Deal Gets Startup Funding,” Associated Press; “Proposed Mine By Wild Smith River Roils Del Norte County Folks,” San Francisco Chronicle; and “Incentives Designed to Speed Up Tahoe Wetlands Restoration,” Capital Public Radio.
Aquafornia Water Word of the Week: With water rights articles in the news, sister site Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s vetted, online water encyclopedia, can help with your understanding of them. Read the post: “Helpful Water Rights Terms: Aquafornia Water ‘Word’ of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Water Cutbacks Looming for California Farmers, Water Agencies,” from The Sacramento Bee. Excluding news articles, “Cadiz Water Project Offers Many Benefits,” a commentary from the San Bernardino Sun, received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? ACWA’s 2014 Spring Conference & Exhibition runs May 6-9 in Monterey. On Tuesday, May 6, is a State Water Resources Control Board meeting and public workshop and Delta Stewardship Council Interim Science Action Agenda Workshop.