Weekend Wrap-Up: Lake Tahoe; Potpourri of Water Issues
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: Gov. Jerry Brown will join former Vice President Al Gore, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval at the 17th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit Monday, August 19, the Governor’s Office announced in a news release. Headlines about today’s Lake Tahoe Summit also included “Rough Seas Ahead as Lawmakers Embark on Plan to Save Lake Tahoe” from the McClatchy Washington Bureau; “Gore Keynote Speaker at 17th Annual Tahoe Summit” from The Associated Press; and “OC/DC: Sen. Feinstein to Tahoe” from the Orange County Register’s Washington Bureau.
The New York Times reported, “Brown Cheered in Second Act, at Least So Far.”
Weekend editorials included “Wanted: Water District Watchdogs” in the Los Angeles Times; “CEQA Reform Bill Falls Short” in the San Francisco Chronicle; and “Delta Tunnel Project Still Stuck with Unacceptable Baggage” in The Sacramento Bee.
“Shifting Oversight will Improve Water Quality” was the title of a commentary by Assemblyman Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno, in The Sacramento Bee; “A Slow-Motion Colorado River Disaster” was a Los Angeles Times commentary; and “Plan is Best Chance to Restore Merced River,” a Sacramento Bee commentary.
Water Word of the Week: Ever wonder who some of the water project features are named after? Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Arthur D. Edmonston, who the A.D. Edmonston Pumping Plant is named for, and whose bio is included in the Historical Water People section of the Water Education Foundation’s free online water encyclopedia. To learn more, read the post, “Arthur D. Edmonston: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was The Sacramento Bee’s “Water Plan May Shift Delta Tunnels.” The most viewed editorial was “Put Water to Local Use First” in the Chico Enterprise-Record.
What’s on the Calendar? In addition to today’s Lake Tahoe Summit, this week’s events include the Brown Bag seminar, “Native Fish Utilization and Residency within Restored Tidal Marsh Habitat in North and South San Francisco Bay,” today in Sacramento; a California Water Commission meeting Wednesday, August 21, in Sacramento; a Delta Stewardship Council meeting Thursday, August 22, in Sacramento; and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board meeting Friday, August 23. An upcoming special one-day Delta Tour will be offered by the Water Education Foundation and The Coalition to Support Near-Term Delta Projects on Wednesday, Sept. 25.