AQUAFORNIA KICKOFF-What Do Limited Wetlands Protections Mean For Calif.?; Judge OKs Fire Retardant Drops
In today’s Aquafornia scroll:
- Supreme Court scales back clean water protections. What does it mean for California?, Los Angeles Times
- Judge says fire retardant drops are polluting streams but allows use to continue, Associated Press
- State asked to stop diverting iconic Mono Lake’s water to Los Angeles, CalMatters
- Click here to read all of today’s water news from California and across the West
Water Word of the Week: Wednesday is National Dam Safety Awareness Day, hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in honor of the 2,220 people who perished when the Pennsylvania’s South Fork Dam failed in 1889. In California, dams and the reservoirs they impound are a vital component of flood control and water supply, and operating them safely is a challenge and priority of state and federal water managers. So we’re making Dams 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: On Tuesday, experts will discuss water supply challenges in Santa Barbara at the Vistas Lifelong Learning Center. Friday and Saturday, Stanford experts will host a conference on groundwater management in the San Joaquin Valley Friday and Saturday. 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. This is your opportunity to learn how water flows from the High Sierra to your tap. Participants will explore the Lake Tahoe Basin 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: The state’s key dams are featured prominently in our California Water Bundle, which includes the recently redesigned California Water Map and Layperson’s Guide to California Water.
Western Water, our flagship publication produced by Foundation journalists, is available online. Check out our latest articles:
- 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
To get the latest updates on Foundation tours, conferences and publications, including Western Water, sign up here for announcements.
Aquafornia is a news aggregation compiled each weekday and published by the Water Education Foundation.