“Just saying no is no longer an option when it comes to working
with the state on water issues, the general manager of Glenn
Colusa Irrigation District said Wednesday at the meeting of the
Butte County Water Commission.
“Thad Bettner was in Oroville to report on a recently completed
5,000-acre-foot water transfer to farmers south of the
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”
From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):
“More than half of surveyed California residents (53%) believe
that the water supply for their part of the state will be
somewhat or very inadequate in 10 years, according to a poll
conducted in early September by the Public Policy Institute of
“The poll found mixed views among Californians on water policy.
About half (49%) say the state should focus on conservation,
user allocation, and other strategies to manage water more
efficiently, while 45% say officials need to build new water
“… Whether it’s the water worries of the residents of Gold
Village, the water bills of Marysville ratepayers, receding
water tables in the Central Valley, or the fight over who
controls the water of the Colorado River, two things about
water are clear: everyone needs it, but not everyone can get
what they need at the price they can afford.
“The University of California, Davis, will build on its success
as a center for problem-solving research on California’s
critical water issues thanks to a $10 million gift to the
Center for Watershed Sciences.
“The Water Resources Association of Yolo County is continuing
its long stewardship of local water resources through its
involvement with an extensive, regionally focused plan.
“The project, referred to as the Westside Integrated Regional
Water Management Plan, intends to help manage water resources
in the region over the next 20 years, including, among other
things, conservation efforts, wetlands enhancements and
invasive species abatement in the Putah Creek and Cache Creek
“Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials gave about
100 residents a rare peek into how it treats and stores water at
the LA Aqueduct Filtration Plant and L.A. reservoir in Sylmar on
Saturday, and new projects the utility has in the works.”
“The creators of a new California water atlas are hoping to make
data on the state’s water resources more accessible and
comprehensible through a series of interactive maps.
… [Laci] Videmsky and his co-director Chacha Sikes, a
programmer, hope the new digital atlas will help journalists,
activists, and ordinary citizens learn more about how water is
allocated and used in the state.