AQUAFORNIA MONDAY KICKOFF-Wet Winter Won’t Halt Colo. River Cuts; Epic Snowpack Spawns Major Flood Test
In today’s Aquafornia scroll:
- Monday Top of the Scroll: Wet winter improves Colorado River forecast; big cuts still coming, Las Vegas Review Journal
- California got all the snow and rain it needed. Now those could threaten a disaster., Washington Post
- Outflows continue from Lake Oroville, Chico Enterprise-Record
- Click here to read all of today’s water news from California and across the West
Water Word of the Week: Three years of drought severely depleted water levels in San Luis Reservoir, a key facility for the state and federal water projects near Los Banos. But a historically wet winter has reversed that, filling the 2-million-acre-foot reservoir, south of the Delta, nearly to the brim. This spells relief, and promises a lush summer, for San Joaquin Valley farmers and millions of Southern Californians. So we’re making San Luis Reservoir 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 U.S. EPA discusses cyber-security and public water systems on Wednesday. Be sure to check out our month-by-month calendar for the most up-to-date information on events put on by the Foundation and other organizations.
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Water Resource of the Week: The filling of San Luis Reservoir will provide a much-needed boon this summer to cities, farms and wildlife refuges that have received severely limited surface water deliveries amid California’s recent drought. After several years of meager allocations, officials are forecasting increased supplies for contractors both north and south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta due to a robust snowpack and quickly rising reservoirs. Get up to date on California’s major water conveyance systems with our Layperson’s Guide to the Central Valley Project and Layperson’s Guide to the State Water Project.
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Aquafornia is a news aggregation compiled each weekday and published by the Water Education Foundation.