Fourth of July Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Bond; Drought
Welcome back! Here’s the wrap-up on Aquafornia from the Fourth of July Weekend:
At the top of the scroll: “California Water Bond: The Burning Questions” and the Q&A, “On Topic — Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins Discusses Water Bond,” ran in The Sacramento Bee.
“The Public Eye: As Drought Persists, Frustration Mounts Over Secrecy of California’s Well Drilling Logs,” The Sacramento Bee reported. Among the additional drought-related articles included the following: “California Drought Imperils a Dream” and “Volunteers Work to Protect California Historic Site from Looters,” Los Angeles Times; “Water District Sleuths Help Bay Area Residents Cut Waste,” San Jose Mercury News; “Logging Companies Ordered to Report Water Use in Controlling Dust” and “Some Sacramentans Let their Lawns Die, But City Says that’s Not Necessary,” The Sacramento Bee; “Modesto Strives to Get Water Customers to Conserve,” The Modesto Bee; and “Got Water Shortage? Fill ‘er Up at State’s First Recycled Water Station for Homeowners,” Contra Costa Times.
Water Word of the Week: With the debut of the Water Education Foundation’s Aquapedia one year ago, Aquafornia introduced a Weekend Wrap-up feature called “Water Word of the Week.” Read the inaugural post, “Aquifer: Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Assembly to Unveil $8.25-billion Water Bond Proposal Tuesday,” from the Los Angeles Times. Excluding news articles, “2 Tunnels Away from Being Next Owens Valley,” a commentary from the Manteca Bulletin, received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events are today’s workshop, “Integrated Water Management Putting the Pieces Together,” at the University of California, Davis, and “Ecosystem Quantification Insights from Three Decades of Process-based Restoration of the Cosumnes River Floodplain,” a Brown Bag Seminar, in Sacramento.