Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Supply Outlook
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: “Low Water Levels Give Rise to Talk of Drought” was The Sacramento Bee print edition’s front page headline. In his story, Matt Weiser reported on Folsom and Shasta lakes, the American, Sacramento, Klamath and Trinity rivers, and the Delta.
A U.S. Department of the Interior video captured events from last week, including the announcement of a new watershed partnership and testimony by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell before the House Natural Resources Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill. “We are in an extreme drought situation,” she testified.
Water Word of the Week Debuts: Aquafornia’s inaugural Water Word of the Week begins today with a water word that’s at the top of the alphabet.
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Reclamation Commissioner Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Colorado River Basin Study.” The most viewed commentary was “A New Environmentalism for California” from Water | Food | Environment — The Blog of David Guy.
What’s on the Calendar? This week’s events include a State of the Science Workshop on Fish Predation on Central Valley Salmonids in Bay-Delta Watershed today and tomorrow at the University of California, Davis; State Water Resources Control Board meeting July 23; Southern California Water Dialogue event on the important role of volunteers in improving water resources on July 24 in Los Angeles; Delta Stewardship Council meeting July 25 in Sacramento; and Southern California Water Committee quarterly meeting and Bay-Delta Conservation Plan panel July 26 in Irvine.