Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Rights; Drought
Welcome back! Here’s the Weekend Wrap-Up on Aquafornia:
At the top of the scroll: “State to Target Upper Russian River Water Rights Holders,” reported the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Among the news articles also related to drought included the following: “Santa Cruz Water Customers Overwhelmingly Meet Rationing Limits,” Santa Cruz Sentinel; “Fresno’s Driest 3 Years on Record,” The Fresno Bee; “Southland Falls Short of Achieving 20% Voluntary Cut in Water Use,” Los Angeles Times; “Coachella Valley Groundwater Pumping Holds Steady,” The Desert Sun; and “Homeowners Go Dry as Farmers Get Permits to Drill Hundreds of New Wells,” The Modesto Bee. “Drought Focuses Need to Negotiate Improved Water Bond” was an editorial in The Sacramento Bee.
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Gov. Jerry Brown Pushes for Scaled-down, $6-billion Water Bond,” from the Los Angeles Times. Excluding news articles, “Government Dries Up California’s Water Supply,” a commentary from The Wall St. Journal, received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events are a State Water Resources Control Board meeting/hearing July 1-2 in Sacramento; a State Water Board Agricultural Expert Panel Meeting #6 on Tuesday, July 1, at the Cal Poly Irrigation Training and Research Center; and “Got Water? Urban Water Supplies in the Arid West,” a Brown Bag Seminar Tuesday, July 1, in Sacramento.