Weekend Wrap-Up: Drought Legislation; SWP Allocations
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: The Sacramento Bee reported, “Steinberg Bill Aims to Ease California Drought.” “Water, Environmental Issues Among Local Lawmakers’ Top Concerns” was an article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. “Playing Politics with California’s Drought” was an editorial in the Los Angeles Times.
“DWR Drops State Water Project Allocation to Zero, Seeks to Preserve Remaining Supplies” headlined a California Department of Water Resources news release Jan. 31. Weekend news coverage with the story included “State Water Project will Deliver No Water This Summer,” from the San Jose Mercury News; “California Triggers Emergency Water Cutbacks Due to Drought,” The Fresno Bee; “Officials Tightening Delta Tap,” Stockton Record; “California Officials Forecast ‘Zero’ Water Deliveries,” The Sacramento Bee; and “California Drought Could Force Key Water System to Cut Deliveries,” Los Angeles Times.
Western Water Magazine: The Water Education Foundation’s November/December 2013 issue of Western Water is titled “An Era of New Partnerships on the Colorado River.” To learn more about this issue, go to the Foundation’s website at this link.
Aquafornia Water Word of the Week: From sister site Aquapedia, the Foundation’s online water encyclopedia, read the post, “Marc Reisner: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “17 Communities Could Run Out of Water Within 60 to 120 Days, State Says,” from the San Jose Mercury News. Excluding news articles, “A New Water Supply for Urban California,” a commentary in The Sacramento Bee, received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? Join the Foundation at “Water 101 – The Basics and Beyond,” Feb. 18-19 on the University of California, Davis, campus. This week’s events include a State Water Resources Control Board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Sacramento, and the Groundwater Resources Association Symposium on Emerging Contaminants Feb. 4-5 in Concord.