AQUAFORNIA KICKOFF-Calif. farmers urge feds to ‘fill Lake Mead first’; New water law targets cannabis growers
- In today’s Aquafornia scroll:
- As Colorado River shrinks, California farmers urge ‘one-dam solution’, Los Angeles Times
- Santa Cruz Senator’s bill to curb illegal water usage at unlicensed cannabis cultivation sites becomes law, KION – Central Coast
- Hilary ‘reshaped the landscape’ of Death Valley, Los Angeles Times
- Click here to read all of today’s water news from California and across the West
Water Word of the Week: Smack in between the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento lies the Suisun Marsh, 116,000-acres of contiguous tidal marsh that supports a wealth of wildlife, including shorebirds and waterfowl; sturgeon, smelt and splittail; the magnificent tule elk; and the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse. With California Biodiversity Day landing on September 7, we’re making Suisun Marsh our Water Word of the Week. To learn more about California water, visit Aquapedia, our water encyclopedia.
What’s on Tap This Week: Experts and agencies convene all week to discuss Southern California floodplain restoration. The State Water Board meets Wednesday and Thursday. Be sure to check out our calendar for the latest information on events by the Foundation and other groups.
Fall Water Tour: There are only a few seats left for next week’s one-time-only Eastern Sierra Tour September 12-15. Registration ends today! Reserve your seat for the 3-day, 3-night tour that journeys from the Truckee River to Mono Lake and on through the Owens Valley and Mojave Desert.
Water Summit: Registration for the Foundation’s premier event is now open! Grab your ticket for the annual Water Summit that will take place Oct. 25 in downtown Sacramento. This year’s theme is Taking on the Improbable in Western Water.
Water Resources of the Week: Suisun Marsh is a large brackish wetland where water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta mixes with the San Francisco Bay. Learn more about the marsh and the Delta from our Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Map and Layperson’s Guide to the Delta.
Western Water, our flagship publication produced by Foundation journalists, is available online. Check out our latest stories:
- Scientists chart transformation of Klamath River and its salmon amid nation’s largest dam removal project
- High-tech mapping of Central Valley’s underground blazes path to drought resilience
- Upper Colorado River states add muscle as decisions loom on the shrinking river’s future
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Aquafornia is a news aggregation compiled each weekday and published by the Water Education Foundation.