Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Supply; Fracking
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: On the weekend news circuit, water supply made headlines. U-T San Diego reported, “Water Deal Helped San Diego Face Drought.” The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, “Colorado River Faces Most Critical Snow Season In Recent Years.” The Orange County Register reported, “For Key Water Source, a 50-Year, $25 Billion Rescue Plan,” The Ventura Star reported, “New $25 Billion Plan Confronts Delta Water Issues.” “Mule Train Commemorates Centennial of L.A. Aqueduct,” was an article and video in the Los Angeles Times. The Modesto Bee ran the commentary, “Too Many Wells Could Kill Our Golden Goose.”
Also making news was the Associated Press article, “California Finds More Instances of Offshore Fracking.”
San Joaquin River Restoration Update was the title of a post in the Stockton Record’s Alex Breitler Environment Blog. To learn more about the topic, join the Water Education Foundation on its San Joaquin River Restoration Tour, which begins and ends in Fresno, Nov. 7-8.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune’s “Wine and Water’’ series won the 2013 Award for Excellence in Print in the 19th Annual California Journalism Awards.
Rita Schmidt Sudman Announces Retirement: ”After 34 years of leading the Water Education Foundation, I have decided to step down from my position as executive director of the Foundation sometime early next year,” she announced last week. “I hate the word retirement but I am taking this step to spend more time with my husband who retired over 10 years ago. … Since the Foundation has been such a huge part of my life, I am glad that the board of directors has asked me to assist in the transition and remain a senior advisor to the Foundation.”
In a statement, Board President Bill Mills said, “Rita Schmidt Sudman has been the spirit of the Water Education Foundation for so many years. Her dedication, energy and creativity have helped make the organization an internationally recognized force in water education. The board and staff wish her all the best in this new chapter of her life.”
New Western Water: ”Two States, One Lake — Keeping Lake Tahoe Blue” is the focus of the Foundation’s September/October 2013 issue of Western Water.
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Another Dry Year Could Be Bad News for California,” a Los Angeles Times article. The most viewed blog post was “Right Doctrine, Wrong Groundwater” from the California Water Law Journal blog.
What’s on the Calendar? This week’s events include a State Water Resources Control Board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Sacramento.