Weekend Wrap-Up: Delta; Fracking
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: The Delta was a newsmaker in both print and on the airwaves, including “California’s Water Supply, A 700 Mile Journey,” part one of the Capital Public Radio “California’s Delta: Inside and Out” five-part series; a Dan Walters column, “Money Could Spell Doom for Two Big California Projects,” and a commentary, “The Economic Case for a Bay Delta Conservation Plan Without the Twin Tunnels,” both in The Sacramento Bee.
Hydraulic fracturing was also in the news with a commentary, “Measure Addresses Unmonitored, Unregulated Practice of Fracking,” by state Sen. Fran Pavley in The Sacramento Bee and an editorial, “Fixing California: State Should Join in U.S. Oil, Gas Boom,” in U-T San Diego.
Article headlines also included “Government’s Work Stacking Up a Week Into Shutdown,” from the Associated Press; “A Balancing Act Around Lake Tahoe” in The New York Times; and “Eastern Sierra’s Lower Owens River is Ripe for a Recreational Rebirth” in the Los Angeles Times.
“Effects of Fish Predation on Salmonids in the Sacramento River-San Joaquin Delta and Associated Systems,” the final report from a workshop conducted by the Delta Stewardship Council/Delta Science Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, was released. “DWR Releases Volume 1 of Draft California Water Plan Update,” reported the Association of California Water Agencies.
Water Word of the Week: In the news has been the 50th anniversary celebration Sept. 28, 2013, of President John F. Kennedy’s dedication of the Clair A. Hill Whiskeytown Dam. Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Clair A. Hill.
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Who Knew? Shutdown Casualties Shatter Stereotypes,” from the Associated Press. The most viewed commentary for a second consecutive week was Tom Steinstra’s Outdoors column, “Nature’s Signs Point Toward Big Winter,” in the San Francisco Chronicle.
What’s on the Calendar? This week’s events include a State Water Resources Control Board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Sacramento and the 29th Biennial Groundwater Conference & 22nd Groundwater Resources Association Annual Meeting Oct. 8-9 in Sacramento.