Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Bond; Drought
Welcome back! Here’s the Weekend Wrap-Up on Aquafornia:
At the top of the scroll: “$10 Billion Water Bond Measure Moving Through California Legislature,” reported Capital Public Radio. “Bond, Water Bond” was an excerpt from The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog.
A snapshot of drought-related news articles included “Pain of California’s Water Shortage is Spreading” and “Olive Cultivation is On the Rise In Drought-stricken Central Valley,” The Sacramento Bee; “Marin Water Managers: Residents Saving More than What State Says” and “Surprise: Drought May Have Helped Marin’s Young Coho,” Marin Independent Journal; and “Snowmelt’s Path Shows Impact from Sierra to Pacific,” San Jose Mercury News. The Los Angeles Times ran the commentary, “Water War Bubbling Up Between California and Arizona,” and the editorial, “What Does Drought-stricken California Need? A Water Bond.” “We All Have to Pitch in During Drought” was an editorial in The Modesto Bee.
Water Word of the Week: The Russian River, which has been in the news, is the focus of a Water Education Foundation tour October 9-10 and this week’s Aquafornia Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia, the Foundation’s vetted, online water encyclopedia. Read the post, “Russian River: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “California’s Drought Getting Even Worse, Experts Say,” from the Los Angeles Times. Excluding news articles, “California’s Water Woes Can’t Be Solved By Conservation Alone,” a commentary in The Modesto Bee, received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events are “Delta Restoration Hub – An Integrative Approach to Delta Restoration,” a Brown Bag Seminar today in Sacramento; a Delta Stewardship Council meeting Thursday, June 26, in Sacramento; and a Delta Protection Commission meeting Thursday, June 26, in Stockton. The Foundation will be among the participants in “Bowl for Water for People” Wednesday evening, June 25, in Sacramento.