AQUAFORNIA KICKOFF-Aging Calif. Water System Faces Hacking Risk; Upper Colo. River Conservation Plan Stalls
In today’s Aquafornia scroll:
- Cracks, hacks, attacks: California’s vulnerable water system faces many threats, Los Angeles Times
- A plan to pay farmers to use less of the Colorado River comes up dry, Denver Post
- What to Know About California’s Boosted Water Allocations, New York Times
- Click here to read all of today’s water news from California and across the West
Water Word of the Week: San Francisco Mayor London Breed and water officials gathered in the northwest corner of Yosemite National Park on May 2 to celebrate the centennial of the creation of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir that supplies water to the Bay Area. So we’re making Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and Water System our Water our Word of the Week to provide details on the reservoir’s colorful history. For more of the vibrant vocabulary of California water check out Aquapedia, our free online water encyclopedia.
What’s on Tap This Week: Monday and Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will hold public forums addressing management of the Colorado River basin. The ACWA spring conference runs Monday through Wednesday in Monterey. Be sure to check out our calendar for the latest information on events by the Foundation and other groups.
Spring Water Tours: Time is running out to join our popular annual Bay-Delta Tour May 17-19! A few seats remain so don’t miss your chance to explore California’s most critical water region — the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. In addition, registration is now open for our first in-person Headwaters Tour in four years, set for June 21-22. This is your opportunity to learn how water flows from the High Sierra to your tap. You can also join us for an optional whitewater rafting trip!
Water Resource of the Week: An increasingly unpredictable climate has made long-range water supply planning and conservation all the more challenging. Learn more in the 10th edition of our Layperson’s Guide to California Water.
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Aquafornia is a news aggregation compiled each weekday and published by the Water Education Foundation.