Weekend Wrap-Up: Groundwater; Drought
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: “San Joaquin Valley Sinking as Groundwater Stores are Depleted,” The Sacramento Bee reported. “Solving California’s Groundwater Problem” was a commentary that also ran in The Bee.
Among the drought-related news article headlines were these: “For San Joaquin River Revival, Drought Becomes Way of Life,” The Fresno Bee; “Green Hills Do Little for Drought-stressed Ranchers,” The Modesto Bee; and the San Francisco Chronicle’s “California Drought Puzzle: Store or Conserve More Water?”
“Which Cities Don’t Meter Their Water Customers?” was a Drought Q&A from The Sacramento Bee. Among the editorials associated with drought were “Bond Not Best Solution for California’s Water Future” and “Don’t Require Condos to Have Thirsty Lawns,” from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Aquafornia Water Word of the Week: Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Block Rates, a newly added water term to the Water Education Foundation’s vetted, online water encyclopedia. Read the post, “Block Rates: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “California Water Managers Ease Delta Pumping Limits,” from the Los Angeles Times. Excluding news articles, “Delta Smelt — 9th Circuit Decision Protects People as Much as Fish,” a commentary in the San Jose Mercury News, received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events are the Foundation’s “Sea to Sierra Water Tour: Rolling Seminar on California Water Issues” April 10-11 and “Paying for Water in California,” a program by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), on Thursday, April 10, in Sacramento.