AQUAFORNIA KICKOFF-Calif. lawmakers OK water rights oversight reform; Upper Colo. River states plan new dams
- In today’s Aquafornia scroll:
- Lawmakers approve plan to strengthen oversight of California water rights, Los Angeles Times
- As the Colorado River declines, some upstream look to use it before they lose it, Inside Climate News
- Tech moguls’ $17 million land offer spurned by water officials, Bloomberg
- Click here to read all of today’s water news from California and across the West
Water Word of the Week: The wheels on our Eastern Sierra Tour bus go round and round this week with the Los Angeles Aqueduct among the stops. Completed in 1913, the 233-mile channel helped turn Los Angeles into a bustling megalopolis but also drained the Owens Valley nearly dry and provoked ongoing controversy. To kick off the tour, we’re making Los Angeles Aqueduct and Owens Valley our Water Word of the Week. To learn more about California water, visit Aquapedia, our water encyclopedia.
What’s on Tap This Week: The Department of Water Resources meets Wednesday. Also starting Wednesday, a panel of water leaders and experts gather for the 2-day WaterPalooza! Be sure to check out our calendar for the latest information on events by the Foundation and other groups.
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.
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Aquafornia is a news aggregation compiled each weekday and published by the Water Education Foundation.