Cesar Chavez Weekend Wrap-Up: Drought; Delta
Welcome back! Here’s the wrap-up from the Cesar Chavez Weekend:
At the top of the scroll: “Who Should Get Water Deliveries Divides California Lawmakers,” reported the McClatchy Washington, D.C., Bureau. Drought-related articles also included “San Joaquin Valley Sinking as Farmers Race to Tap Aquifer,” San Jose Mercury News; “Drought Prompts Some in Sacramento Area to Rethink Lawns as Landscaping Norm,” The Sacramento Bee; and “Tahoe Officials: ‘Severe’ Wildland Fire Season Likely,” Sierra Sun. “Water Storage, Conveyance Projects Abound” was an editorial in The Sacramento Bee.
Delta coverage included “Panel Finds Problems in State’s Twin Tunnels Plan” and “State Plans to Maintain Delta Water Quality Detailed,” articles in the Stockton Record.
New Executive Director: Jennifer Bowles is the new executive director of the Water Education Foundation, effective March 27. In the short term, former longtime Executive Director Rita Schmidt Sudman will serve as senior advisor, including aboard the “Sea to Sierra Water Tour: Rolling Seminar on California Water Issues” April 10-11.
Aquafornia Water Word of the Week: Sister site Aquapedia, the Foundation’s vetted, online water encyclopedia includes a Historical Water People section. Read the post, “Ronald B. Robie: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Tulare County Judge Orders Landowner to Stop Pumping, Exporting Groundwater,” from The Fresno Bee. Excluding news articles, “The Water Revolution California Needs,” a commentary in the Los Angeles Times, received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events include today’s state snow survey in the Sierra, a State Water Resources Control Board meeting today in Sacramento and “Restoring Wetlands and Storing Carbon in the San Francisco Estuary,” the second in a five-part series of Brown Bag Seminars on The Delta Carbon Cycle, Friday, April 4, in Sacramento.