AQUAFORNIA KICKOFF-Calif. Mulls Major Water Rights Reforms; Another Step Forward For Sites Reservoir
In today’s Aquafornia scroll:
- ‘Improvised, spotty and belated’: Will California reform its oversight of water rights?, Los Angeles Times
- Another step toward Sites Reservoir, CalMatters
- Arizona and Southwest states grapple with water shortages, drought, Washington Post
- Click here to read all of today’s water news from California and across the West
Water Word of the Week: Our latest Western Water story spotlights new 3-D maps of California’s hidden underground that are helping communities find a path to drought resilience, so we’re making Groundwater Replenishment our Water Word of the Week. For more of the vibrant vocabulary of California water check out Aquapedia, our free online water encyclopedia.
What’s on Tap This Week: The State Water Resources Control Board meets Tuesday and Wednesday. On Wednesday and Thursday, the Groundwater Resources Association hosts its annual summit. Be sure to check out our calendar for the latest information on events by the Foundation and other groups.
Summer Water Tour: Seats are going fast for our first in-person Headwaters Tour in four years, set for June 21-22, with an overnight at Lake Tahoe. This is your opportunity to learn how water flows from the High Sierra to your tap. Participants will explore the American and Yuba River watersheds and learn about the impact of recent wildfires on California’s water supply. You can also join us for an optional whitewater rafting trip the day before!
Water Resource of the Week: Our California Groundwater Map illustrates the main geologic conditions that make up the more than 500 groundwater basins, explains the value and use of groundwater in California, the main types of aquifers, and the connection between groundwater and surface water.
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Aquafornia is a news aggregation compiled each weekday and published by the Water Education Foundation.