AQUAFORNIA KICKOFF-Sierra towns dodge the ‘Big Melt’; Hydro, clean energy stave off summer blackouts
- In today’s Aquafornia scroll:
- Fear of the ‘Big Melt’ turns to big relief along California’s Eastern Sierra, Los Angeles Times
- Why haven’t summer’s extreme heat waves caused any blackouts? Renewable energy is helping., USA Today
- How climate change is pushing valley fever northward in California, San Francisco Chronicle
- Click here to read all of today’s water news from California and across the West
Water Word of the Week: Last week, state leaders and members of the public gathered on the northern shores of Lake Tahoe to discuss the past, the present and the plight of the Sierra Nevada’s largest lake and its surrounding communities. The annual Lake Tahoe Summit kicked off in 1997, and it is held each summer as a forum for addressing mounting threats to the watershed, which has suffered from overcrowding, development, a blight of litter, watercraft traffic and water pollution. So we’re making Lake Tahoe our Water Word of the Week. To learn more about California water, visit Aquapedia, our water encyclopedia.
What’s on Tap This Week: The State Water Board meets Tuesday and Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, the California Water Commission gathers to address dams, equity and water conveyance. Be sure to check out our calendar for the latest information on events by the Foundation and other groups.
Fall Water Tours: There are only a few seats left for our one-time-only Eastern Sierra Tour September 12-15. Reserve your seat now 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 opens Aug. 23! Snag your ticket for the annual summit that will take place Oct. 25 in downtown Sacramento. This year’s theme is Taking on the Improbable in Western Water.
Water Resource of the Week: Scientists studying the effects of climate change at Lake Tahoe say the warming trend contributes to the clouding of its famously clear waters. To learn more, download a copy of our Layperson’s Guide to Climate Change and Water Resources.
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Aquafornia is a news aggregation compiled each weekday and published by the Water Education Foundation.