AQUAFORNIA KICKOFF-Delta tunnel hinders budget deal as deadline nears; Klamath River dam removal underway
- In today’s Aquafornia scroll:
- Gavin Newsom, California lawmakers face looming budget deadline. Here’s what they’re debating, Sacramento Bee
- Deconstruction of Klamath River dam underway, KRCR – Redding
- Supreme Court ruling complicates Navajo Nation’s fight for more water, Associated Press
- Click here to read all of today’s water news from California and across the West
Water Word of the Week: Environmental leaders and some state legislators have lashed out at Gov. Gavin Newsom for his proposal last month to streamline major infrastructure projects, including the Delta tunnel. At the center of the skirmish is the California Environmental Quality Act, which has long served as a legal lever for litigating against large development projects but which could be weakened if Newsom’s proposed reforms become law. So we’re making California Environmental Quality Act our Water Word of the Week. To learn more about California water, visit Aquapedia, our water encyclopedia.
What’s on Tap This Week: Experts convene Tuesday at UC Davis to discuss the impacts of climate change on California hydrology. Be sure to check out our calendar for the latest information on events by the Foundation and other groups.
Fall Water Tours: Registration is now open for our one-time-only Eastern Sierra Tour September 13-15! The 3-day, 3-night tour will journey from the Truckee River to Mono Lake and on through the Owens Valley and Mojave Desert.
We’ve also opened registration for our popular Northern California Tour Oct. 18-20. This 3-day, 2-night excursion across the Sacramento Valley features stops at Lake Oroville, Shasta Lake, rice farms, a national wildlife refuge and more.
Water Resource of the Week: Our redesigned Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Map spotlights the estuary’s key features and issues, including land subsidence, flooding and salinity. Snag a copy today of this frameable map for your office or home.
Western Water, our flagship publication produced by Foundation journalists, is available online. Check out our latest articles:
- 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
- Testing at the source: California readies a groundbreaking hunt to check for microplastics in drinking water
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Aquafornia is a news aggregation compiled each weekday and published by the Water Education Foundation.