Weekend Wrap-Up: Fracking; Water Supply
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: Fracking made headlines over the weekend, including in a Sacramento Bee editorial titled “California Should Lead on Regulation of Fracking” and a commentary, “Monterey Shale Offers Economic Opportunity.” Fracking legislation was also reported about in the Los Angeles Times article, “Lawmakers to Weigh About 400 Bills in Session’s Last Week.”
Water supply issues also made headlines, including “In Drought, Water War in California Fought Underground” from The Associated Press; “Wells Go Dry at Gold Village [Yuba County foothills], an article in the Appeal-Democrat; “Dos Palos Water Shortages May Persist for Days, City Says,” an article in The Fresno Bee; and “$12 Million Emergency Fix Sought to Ensure Water Flow from Lake Mead,” an article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Also in the news lineup: “Time for Wastewater Turned Tap Water?” in U-T San Diego and “Court Fight Over Water is Complex, Not Always Civil” in the Orange County Register.
On YouTube, view the BBC News story, “The Emerald Mile Fastest Boat Ride Through the Grand Canyon.”
Water Word of the Week: Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is watershed, a newly added entry to the Water Education Foundation’s new interactive online water encyclopedia. To learn more, read the post, “Watershed: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “How Alaskan Quake Could Lead to California Tsunami” in the San Francisco Chronicle. The most viewed commentary for the second week in a row was “Water, the Delta and Prosperity,” by Jerry Meral, deputy secretary, California Natural Resources Agency, in the Manteca Bulletin.
What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events include today’s Brown Bag seminar, “Rice Fields as Surrogates to Natural Floodplain Habitat for Juvenile Salmon,” in Sacramento; a State Water Resources Control Board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Sacramento; a joint meeting of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture and California Water Commission on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Sacramento; the Energy and Water Nexus Summit 2 on Thursday, Sept. 12, in San Francisco; Delta Independent Science Board events Sept. 12-13; and a Central Valley Flood Protection Board meeting Friday, Sept. 13, in Sacramento. Join the Foundation on the Northern California Tour Oct. 16-18 and the San Joaquin River Restoration Tour Nov. 7-8.