Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Bond; Whiskeytown Reservoir and Dam
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: The 2014 water bond made headlines, including “Californians Want Water Issues Fixed But Not Enough to Pay for It,” an article in the Los Angeles Times; “Water Bond for State, Not North or South,” an editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle; and a Dan Walters column, “Big California Water Conflict Coming in 2014,” in The Sacramento Bee. “Finally, One California Water Deal Gets Done” was the title of another Walters column that also referenced the water bond.
The Redding Record Searchlight reported, “Whiskeytown Dam Anniversary: How a Small Dam Brought In a Huge Cash Flow and a President to North State.”
Also in the news were these articles: “Might As Well Call It New Melones Pond” in the Stockton Record; “Salton Sea Authority Looking at Small-scale Restoration Plans” in the Imperial Valley Press; and “Curiosity Discovers Water In the Dust that Coats Mars” in the Los Angeles Times.
Water Word of the Week: Historical water people were in the news with the 50-year anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s dedication of the Whiskeytown Reservoir and Dam. Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Francis C. Carr, 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, “Francis C. Carr: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Water Bond Topic of Joint Committee Hearing Today,” from The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert. The most viewed commentary was Tom Steinstra’s Outdoors column, “Nature’s Signs Point Toward Big Winter,” in the San Francisco Chronicle.
What’s on the Calendar? This week’s events include the CA-NV Section of American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Fall Conference Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Sacramento; the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Continuing Legal Education Workshop Oct. 3-4 in Newport Beach; and the CalDesal Annual Conference Oct. 3-4 in San Diego. Upcoming Foundation tours include the sold-out Northern California Tour Oct. 16-18 (waiting list available), which will make a stop at Whiskeytown Reservoir and Dam, and the San Joaquin River Restoration Tour Nov. 7-8.