Weekend Wrap-Up: Recreation; Drought
Welcome back! Here’s the Weekend Wrap-Up on Aquafornia:
At the top of the scroll: “Drought Creates Headaches for California Recreation,” reported the Contra Costa Times, while “Huntington Lake Summer Fun Drying Up in California Drought” was a headline in the Los Angeles Times and “Drought Shutting Off Water at Letts Lake,” a headline in the Chico Enterprise-Record.
News articles on drought also ranged from “Unusual Water Deals Struck During Drought in Dry Central Valley Ag Country,” The Fresno Bee, and “California Braces as Drought Sparks Early Fire Season,” The Sacramento Bee, to “Marin Water Officials Contemplate State Proposal to Slap Fines on Water Wasters,” Marin Independent Journal, and “Drought Drawing Bears Near People at Lake Tahoe,” Associated Press. “Hefty Overwatering Fines Would Make Clear California is In a Drought” was an editorial from The Sacramento Bee.
Water Word of the Week: The Water Education Foundation’s action-packed tours, including the upcoming Northern California Tour, offer itineraries with site visits to dams. Read the post, “Dams: Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “EPA Sets Out to Explain Water Rule that’s Riled U.S. Farm Interests,” from the McClatchy Washington, D.C., Bureau. Excluding news articles, the Los Angeles Times’ commentary titled “How Much Water Does California Have Left?” received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events are the State Water Resources Control Board meeting/workshop July 15-16 in Sacramento and the California Water Commission meeting Wednesday, July 16, in Sacramento. The Foundation’s fall events schedule includes “Water 101: The Basics and Beyond” Oct. 2-3 in Rancho Cucamonga; a Russian River Tour Oct. 9-10; the 2014 Santa Ana River Watershed Conference Oct. 14 in Riverside; the Northern California Tour Oct. 22-24, where you’ll see Oroville and Shasta dams; and the San Joaquin River Restoration Tour Nov. 6-7.