AQUAFORNIA KICKOFF-How High Will Colo. River Reservoirs Go?; ‘Big Melt’ Flood Woes Persist In Calif.
In today’s Aquafornia scroll:
- Lake Powell, Lake Mead water levels going up. How high will they go? USA Today
- Yosemite Valley to reopen as ‘Big Melt’ flood concerns persist across California, Mercury News
- Epic snowpack throws Sierra Nevada ecosystems into turmoil, Los Angeles Times
- Click here to read all of today’s water news from California and across the West
Water Word of the Week: Where would California be without its water? The state’s history, its economy and ecology, and its cities, farms and people – all have been shaped by the flow of water. The challenge of equitably moving the resource from where it’s most abundant to where it’s most needed will become greater with global warming, population growth and vanishing species. Since May is California’s Water Awareness Month, we’re making California Water Overview our Water our 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 to discuss drinking water and domestic wells, and again Wednesday to discuss the Bay-Delta Plan. Be sure to check out our calendar for the latest information on events by the Foundation and other groups.
Spring Water Tours: There are still a few seats left for our popular annual Bay-Delta Tour May 17-19, but those seats are going fast! 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!
Big Day of Giving: This Thursday, May 4, is our annual Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour online giving marathon for nonprofits in the Sacramento region. The early giving period has already opened, so you can schedule your donation on our campaign page to support all things the Water Education Foundation does to educate and foster understanding about water in California and across the West.
Open House: Our annual open house is this Thursday, May 4, but please RSVP today. From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday you can meet our staff, enjoy refreshments and learn more about what we do to educate about water in California and the West. The event is free, but please RSVP here.
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Aquafornia is a news aggregation compiled each weekday and published by the Water Education Foundation.