Aquafornia https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia Water news you need to know en News release: State, federal agencies announce new signatories to agreement to improve the health of rivers and landscapes https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/news-release-state-federal-agencies-announce-new-signatories-agreement-improve <blockquote> <p> Five more local water agencies have signed onto an agreement to provide water flows and new habitat to help improve conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta watershed, adding momentum to the state’s plan to adapt to a new climate reality. In March, leaders of state, federal and local agencies announced a memorandum of understanding&nbsp;(MOU) outlining terms for a transformational eight-year program to provide substantial new flows for the environment to help recover salmon and other native fish, create new and restored habitat for fish and wildlife, and provide significant funding for environmental improvements and water purchases.&nbsp; </p> <p> Related article: </p> <ul> <li>East Bay Municipal Utilities District: <a href= "https://www.ebmud.com/about-us/news/press-releases/ebmud-joins-state-effort-enhance-bay-delta-ecosystem"> <strong>News release:&nbsp;EBMUD joins State effort to enhance Bay-Delta ecosystem</strong></a> </li> </ul> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://resources.ca.gov/Newsroom/Page-Content/News-List/Agreement-to-Improve-the-Health-of-Rivers-and-Landscapes">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/news-release-state-federal-agencies-announce-new-signatories-agreement-improve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic: Anadromous Fish Restoration Topic: Bay Delta Aquafornia Topic: Central Valley Topic: Ecosystem Home Aquafornia Topic: Endangered Species Act Topic: Sacramento San Joaquin Delta Topic: Sacramento River Topic: Salmon Topic: San Joaquin River Topic: Watershed Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:21:00 +0000 Doug Beeman 85945 at https://www.watereducation.org Boeing required to prove that Santa Susana cleanup is working https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/boeing-required-prove-santa-susana-cleanup-working <blockquote> <p> The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has unanimously approved a requirement that the Boeing Company prove stormwater runoff is no longer polluted and human health and the environment is protected after&nbsp;cleanup&nbsp;is complete at the&nbsp;Santa Susana Field Laboratory&nbsp;in southeastern Ventura County. </p> <p> Related article: </p> <ul> <li>Los Angeles Times:<a href= "https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-08-11/did-california-give-boeing-a-pass-on-santa-susana-pollution-cleanup"><strong>Opinion: Did California give Boeing a pass on a major pollution cleanup?</strong></a> </li> </ul> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2022/08/12/boeing-required-to-prove-that-santa-susana-cleanup-is-working/" 0="a:0:{}">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/boeing-required-prove-santa-susana-cleanup-working" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Aquafornia Home Aquafornia Topic: Pollution Topic: Safe Drinking Water Act Topic: Wastewater Topic: Groundwater Topic: Southern California Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:06:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85944 at https://www.watereducation.org Paso basin continues decline as officials seek real-time well monitoring https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/paso-basin-continues-decline-officials-seek-real-time-well-monitoring <blockquote> <p> The Paso Robles Groundwater Basin lost another 81,800 acre feet (AF) of water storage this spring compared to last spring—the fourth consecutive recorded decline in aquifer levels since 2020 and a continued sign of drought and overpumping, according to SLO County Groundwater Sustainability Director Blaine Reely. … The spring-over-spring snapshot is a first for SLO County, which typically does its Paso groundwater measurements in the fall of each year. </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.newtimesslo.com/sanluisobispo/paso-basin-continues-decline-as-officials-seek-real-time-well-monitoring/Content?oid=12817465">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/paso-basin-continues-decline-officials-seek-real-time-well-monitoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic: Central Coast Aquafornia Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Topic: Groundwater Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:03:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85943 at https://www.watereducation.org Marin officials weigh planning changes to spur housing density https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/marin-officials-weigh-planning-changes-spur-housing-density <blockquote> <p> Marin officials might amend the county’s general plan to permit denser housing in environmentally sensitive areas and areas lacking water and sewer service. The Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commissioners held a joint meeting Tuesday to discuss changes to the general plan to allow more housing. The county is under a state mandate to zone for 3,569 more residences in the unincorporated areas over eight years, beginning in 2023. The general plan allows development to occur only at the lowest end of the density range in the Ridge and Upland Greenbelt, the Baylands Corridor, areas with sensitive habitat and areas without water or sewer connections. </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.marinij.com/2022/08/10/marin-officials-weigh-planning-changes-to-spur-housing-density/">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/marin-officials-weigh-planning-changes-spur-housing-density" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Aquafornia Topic: Regulations — California and Federal Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Topic: San Francisco Bay Topic: Growth Topic: Water Supply Fri, 12 Aug 2022 14:57:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85942 at https://www.watereducation.org Herbicides on target at Tahoe Keys https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/herbicides-target-tahoe-keys <blockquote> <p> Initial observations of the aquatic invasive species control methods test at Tahoe Keys shows promise but the test is far from over.&nbsp;The methods test, which will take place over three years, is two months under way.&nbsp; Scientists are testing several different methods to knock-back aquatic invasive species such as non-native pondweed and Eurasian milfoil. Applications of&nbsp;herbicides&nbsp;began May 25 and wrapped up May 31, the same day UV light treatments began.&nbsp; </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/herbicides-targeting-invasives-at-tahoe-keys/">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/herbicides-target-tahoe-keys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Aquafornia Topic: Ecosystem Home Aquafornia Topic: Pollution Topic: Invasive species Topic: Lake Tahoe Topic: Water Quality Fri, 12 Aug 2022 14:55:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85941 at https://www.watereducation.org Pescadero HS begins another year of relying on bottled drinking water due to nitrates https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/pescadero-hs-begins-another-year-relying-bottled-drinking-water-due-nitrates <blockquote> <p> At Pescadero High School, no one takes clean drinking water for granted. That’s because the high school itself and the district office next door has had to rely on bottled water for drinking and cooking for years. … In fact, all the water for students and staff to drink must be trucked in and it’s been that way since 2015.&nbsp;”Through our regular testing program, we discovered nitrates in the water, which have persisted to this date,” Superintendent Amy Wooliever told KPIX 5. </p> <p> Related articles:&nbsp; </p> <ul> <li>Fox 40 – Sacramento: <a href= "https://fox40.com/news/why-californias-tap-water-can-taste-bad-in-the-summer/"> <strong>Why California’s tap water can taste bad in the summer</strong></a> </li> <li>Fresno Bee: <a href= "https://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article264431861.html"> <strong>Opinion – State water board must move faster to get needed water to disadvantaged communities</strong></a> </li> <li>Bakersfield Californian: <a href= "https://www.bakersfield.com/opinion/community-voices/community-voices-establishing-a-statewide-low-income-assistance-program-for-water-bills-makes-sense-yes/article_24c11c98-18cc-11ed-a922-d7d7265bc67b.html"> <strong>Opinion – Establishing a statewide low-income assistance program for water bills makes sense. Yes on SB 222.</strong></a> </li> </ul> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/pescadero-high-school-bottled-drinking-water-nitrates/" 0="a:0:{}">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/pescadero-hs-begins-another-year-relying-bottled-drinking-water-due-nitrates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic: Central Coast Topic: Drinking Water Aquafornia Topic: Agricultural Drainage Topic: Nitrate contamination Home Aquafornia Topic: Water Quality Topic: Water Equity Fri, 12 Aug 2022 14:30:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85939 at https://www.watereducation.org Why California’s tap water can taste bad in the summer https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/why-californias-tap-water-can-taste-bad-summer <blockquote> <p> Amid recent reports of so-called “forever chemicals”&nbsp;found in drinking water, it’s not hard to imagine that some people might be hypersensitive when it comes to the taste of their tap water this summer. If you do notice an odd taste, however, the reason might be more benign than you think. Complaints of an “earthy” or “musty” taste or smell might just be the result of a regular summer phenomenon for some of California’s water systems. The taste is due to the accelerated growth of some algae compounds in the warmer weather. </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://fox40.com/news/why-californias-tap-water-can-taste-bad-in-the-summer/">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/why-californias-tap-water-can-taste-bad-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic: Drinking Water Aquafornia Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Infrastructure Topic: Water Quality Fri, 12 Aug 2022 14:28:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85938 at https://www.watereducation.org The Southwest is running out of fresh water. Could the ocean provide a cure? https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/southwest-running-out-fresh-water-could-ocean-provide-cure <blockquote> <p> It’s a picture-perfect day in Southern California. The sun is beating down on this Carlsbad beach, where volleyballs hit the sand and surfers paddle out into the waves. Just steps from here, the salty water lapping the shore is being transformed. This beach neighbors the largest desalination facility in the Western Hemisphere. The Carlsbad Desalination Plant uses a complex web of pipes, tanks and specialized filters to pull salt and impurities out of ocean water, turning it into part of the drinking supply for San Diego County. </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.kunc.org/environment/2022-08-11/the-southwest-is-running-out-of-fresh-water-could-the-ocean-provide-a-cure" 0="a:0:{}">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/southwest-running-out-fresh-water-could-ocean-provide-cure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic: Climate Change Aquafornia Topic: Colorado River Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Topic: Desalination Infrastructure Topic: Southern California Topic: Water Supply Fri, 12 Aug 2022 14:16:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85937 at https://www.watereducation.org Editorial: Conservation alone won’t solve California’s water crisis. We need more infrastructure. https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/editorial-conservation-alone-wont-solve-californias-water-crisis-we-need-more <blockquote> <p> [C]onservation can help. That’s why Gov. Gavin Newsom has called on Californians since July to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15 percent (as compared to 2020 levels) and why the city of San Diego’s Public Utilities Department director is urging locals to contribute to the conservation efforts in a new commentary in The San Diego Union-Tribune. But the latest state data shows Californians cut back on water use by just 7.5 percent overall in June 2022 compared to June 2020 — and data provided by city officials shows San Diegans are only at a 1 percent reduction.&nbsp; </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/editorials/story/2022-08-11/water-conservation-california-mandate">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/editorial-conservation-alone-wont-solve-californias-water-crisis-we-need-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Aquafornia Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Topic List: Dams, Reservoirs and Water Projects Leaders and Experts Infrastructure Topic: Water Conservation Topic: Water Supply Fri, 12 Aug 2022 14:04:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85936 at https://www.watereducation.org Blog: Agave – The new drought-tolerant California crop? https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/blog-agave-new-drought-tolerant-california-crop <blockquote> <p> Agriculture in California faces an uncertain future as drought, wildfires and other climate extremes become more commonplace in the West. But a fledgling industry focused on growing and distilling agave plants, which are used to produce tequila and mezcal in Mexico, could be California’s answer to fallowed fields and a lack of water. Earlier this year a group of growers, distillers and retailers formed the California Agave Council to foster collaboration and offer a chance to share knowledge among members who previously had no formal network. </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/agave-drought-tolerant-california-crop">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/blog-agave-new-drought-tolerant-california-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic List: Agriculture Topic: Climate Change Aquafornia Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Topic: San Joaquin Valley Topic: Southern California Fri, 12 Aug 2022 13:55:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85935 at https://www.watereducation.org August 2022 ENSO update: La Niña https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/august-2022-enso-update-la-nina <blockquote> <p> La Niña continues! It’s likely that the La Niña three-peat will happen: the chance that the current La Niña will last through early winter is over 70%. If it happens, this will be only the third time with three La Niña winters in a row in our 73-year record. ENSO (El Niño/Southern Oscillation, the whole La Niña and El Niño system) has the greatest influence on weather and climate during the Northern Hemisphere cold season, so forecasters pay especially close attention when it looks like ENSO will be active in the winter. </p> <p> Related articles:&nbsp; </p> <ul> <li>Fox 5 – San Diego: <a href= "https://fox5sandiego.com/news/california-wire/what-la-nina-means-for-fall-in-california/"> <strong>What La Niña means for fall in California</strong></a> </li> <li>SnowBrains: <a href= "https://snowbrains.com/how-does-el-nino-southern-oscillation-enso-affect-salmon/"> <strong>Blog – How Does El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Affect Salmon?</strong></a> </li> <li>UC San Diego News Center:&nbsp;<a href= "https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/more-evidence-that-california-weather-is-trending-toward-extremes"><strong>New research -&nbsp;More evidence that California weather is trending toward extremes</strong></a> </li> <li>ABC 23 – Bakersfield: <a href= "https://www.turnto23.com/weather/changes-to-californias-drought-status"> <strong>Changes to California’s drought status</strong></a> </li> </ul> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/august-2022-enso-update-summer-nights">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/august-2022-enso-update-la-nina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic: Central Coast Topic: Climate Change Aquafornia Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Topic: North Coast Leaders and Experts Topic: Southern California Topic: Watershed Fri, 12 Aug 2022 13:45:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85934 at https://www.watereducation.org Appellate court rules Los Angeles did not violate CEQA when it reduced water allocations to agricultural lessees without environmental review https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/appellate-court-rules-los-angeles-did-not-violate-ceqa-when-it-reduced-water <blockquote> <p> In an opinion published on July 27, 2022, the First District Court of Appeal considered the application of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to a public agency’s administration of annual water allocations pursuant to an established authority. The appellate court reviewed the grant of a writ petition filed by the County of Mono and the Sierra Club (collectively, “County”), who sought to require the City of Los Angeles (City) to comply with CEQA before reducing deliveries of irrigation water to certain lands leased by agricultural operators in Mono County.&nbsp; </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://somachlaw.com/policy-alert/appellate-court-rules-los-angeles-did-not-violate-ceqa-when-it-reduced-water-allocations-to-agricultural-lessees-without-environmental-review/" 0="a:0:{}">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/appellate-court-rules-los-angeles-did-not-violate-ceqa-when-it-reduced-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Aquafornia Topic: Regulations — California and Federal Home Aquafornia Topic: Mono Lake Topic List: Rivers Topic: Sierra Nevada Topic: Southern California Topic: Water Supply Fri, 12 Aug 2022 13:38:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85933 at https://www.watereducation.org Clock ticks down on Colorado River cuts. What will feds do? https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/clock-ticks-down-colorado-river-cuts-what-will-feds-do <blockquote> <p> Western states that rely on the Colorado River Basin for their water supplies face a Tuesday deadline to tell the Bureau of Reclamation how they plan to cut back during the crushing drought that has shrunk the river. But as that date nears, the consequences for failure remain a key unknown. Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton announced in June that states in the Colorado River Basin need to propose how to conserve between 2 million and 4 million acre-feet of water before a mid-August deadline, when the agency releases its 24-month projections for water levels in lakes Powell and Mead… </p> <p> Related articles:&nbsp; </p> <ul> <li>Newsweek:&nbsp;<a href= "https://www.newsweek.com/lake-powell-drying-deadpool-drought-1733185"><strong>Lake Powell inching towards deadpool, could be dry within decades</strong></a> </li> <li>Arizona Republic: <a href= "https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2022/08/12/sun-city-rcsc-golf-courses-water-conservation/10284381002/"> <strong>Opinion – Let’s debunk Sun City golf courses’ water overuse</strong></a> </li> </ul> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.eenews.net/articles/clock-ticks-down-on-colorado-river-cuts-what-will-feds-do/" 0="a:0:{}">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/clock-ticks-down-colorado-river-cuts-what-will-feds-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic: Climate Change Topic: Legislation — California and Federal Aquafornia Topic: Colorado River Topic: Regulations — California and Federal Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Topic: Lake Mead Topic: Lake Powell Topic: Water Supply Fri, 12 Aug 2022 13:05:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85930 at https://www.watereducation.org Sierra Nevada forests show nature’s resilience a year after wildfire https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/sierra-nevada-forests-show-natures-resilience-year-after-wildfire <blockquote> <p> One year after a wind-whipped wildfire charged across a craggy mountainside above Lone Pine, California, flashes of new growth are emerging in this still-charred corner of the Inyo National Forest, a hiking, camping, and fishing playground about 350 miles southeast of San Francisco.&nbsp;…&nbsp;It’s the start of a long recovery, and a cycle that’s being repeated more often across the West as climate change brings drier, hotter seasons and more wildland fires. </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2022/0811/A-year-after-wildfire-disaster-life-returns-to-California-forests">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/sierra-nevada-forests-show-natures-resilience-year-after-wildfire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic: Climate Change Aquafornia Topic: Ecosystem Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Topic: Sierra Nevada Topic: Watershed Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:57:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85928 at https://www.watereducation.org Sinema helps add $4 billion in drought funding to bill https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/sinema-helps-add-4-billion-drought-funding-bill <blockquote> <p> When Sen. Joe Manchin III and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer landed a surprise agreement on a healthcare, climate and tax bill last month, all but one Senate Democrat accepted the deal rather than risk collapse with further negotiation. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the inscrutable Arizona Democrat who has at times voted against her party’s demands, staked her vote on two changes. Most attention focused on her push to eliminate a proposed tax on wealthy investors. But Sinema’s last-minute efforts also added $4 billion to address the water crisis along the Colorado River as the region endures its most intense drought in centuries, a 23-year run of extreme dryness compounded by the effects of climate change. </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2022-08-11/sinema-drought-crisis">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/sinema-helps-add-4-billion-drought-funding-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic: Climate Change Topic: Legislation — California and Federal Aquafornia Topic: Colorado River Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Leaders and Experts Infrastructure Topic: Water Supply Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:50:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85927 at https://www.watereducation.org Wildfire kills Klamath fish: ‘Everything that’s in there is dead.’ https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/wildfire-kills-klamath-fish-everything-thats-there-dead <blockquote> <p> Tens of thousands of fish died over the weekend in the Klamath River, the result of the McKinney Fire in Siskiyou County, California, just south of the Oregon border. As the fire burned, thunderstorms and flash floods unleashed landslides of ash and mud into the water, causing parts of the river to swell even as its oxygen levels dropped. Scientists say that dead fish started appearing last Thursday — adult and juvenile suckerfish, juvenile chinook and coho salmon, steelhead, lamprey, crawdads and more. </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.hcn.org/articles/wildfire-kills-klamath-fish-everything-thats-in-there-is-dead">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/wildfire-kills-klamath-fish-everything-thats-there-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic: Climate Change Aquafornia Topic: Ecosystem Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Topic: Endangered Species Act Topic: Klamath River Topic: Salmon Topic: Watershed Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:47:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85926 at https://www.watereducation.org ‘Catastrophic failure’ kills 21,000 fish used for research at UC Davis https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/catastrophic-failure-kills-21000-fish-used-research-uc-davis <blockquote> <p> A “catastrophic failure” at UC Davis’ Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture killed roughly 21,000 fish that had been kept for research purposes, the university said Thursday. UC Davis said in a statement the fish deaths appeared “to be due to chlorine exposure, to which fish are especially sensitive.” University spokesperson Andy Fell said a very small number of the fish survived, but most could not be saved. The incident — which occurred overnight between the evening of Aug. 8 and the following morning — affected all of the fish together. The exact cause is still under investigation, Fell said. </p> <p> Related articles:&nbsp; </p> <ul> <li>Sacramento Bee: <a href= "https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article264413956.html"><strong> 21,000 fish die in ‘catastrophic failure’ at UC Davis facility. Here’s the suspected cause</strong></a> </li> <li>UC Davis Statement: <a href= "https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/statement-uc-davis-grieves-loss-fish"> <strong>UC Davis Grieves the Loss of Fish</strong></a> </li> </ul> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.sfchronicle.com/california/article/Catastrophic-failure-kills-21-000-fish-used-17367166.php">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/catastrophic-failure-kills-21000-fish-used-research-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Aquafornia Topic: Ecosystem Home Aquafornia Topic: Endangered Species Act Topic: Sacramento San Joaquin Delta Leaders and Experts Topic: Sacramento Valley Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:42:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85925 at https://www.watereducation.org Friday Top of the Scroll: With California expected to lose 10% of its water within 20 years, Newsom calls for urgent action https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/friday-top-scroll-california-expected-lose-10-its-water-within-20-years-newsom-calls <blockquote> <p> With California enduring historic drought amplified by global warming, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released a new plan to adapt to the state’s hotter, drier future by capturing and storing more water, recycling more wastewater and desalinating seawater and salty groundwater. The governor’s new water-supply strategy, detailed in a 16-page document, lays out a series of actions aimed at preparing the state for an estimated 10% decrease in California’s water supply by 2040 because of higher temperatures and decreased runoff. The plan focuses on accelerating infrastructure projects, boosting conservation and upgrading the state’s water system to keep up with the increasing pace of climate change. </p> <p> Related articles: </p> <ul> <li>San Francisco Chronicle: <a href= "https://www.sfchronicle.com/climate/article/California-acts-to-bolster-its-water-supplies-as-17367325.php"> <strong>Fearing climate-related water loss, California acts to bolster its water supplies</strong></a> </li> <li>Mercury News:&nbsp;<a href= "https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/08/11/newsom-calls-for-boosting-water-supply-projects-to-curb-california-drought-climate-change/"><strong>Newsom calls for boosting water supply projects to curb California drought, climate change</strong></a> </li> <li>Sacramento Bee: <a href= "https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/water-and-drought/article264413626.html"> <strong>California could lose 10% of its water. Gavin Newsom offers new drought, water blueprint</strong></a> </li> <li>CalMatters: <a href= "https://calmatters.org/environment/2022/08/newsom-strategy-california-water-supply/"> <strong>Newsom unveils long-term strategy to bolster California water supply</strong></a> </li> <li>The Associated Press: <a href= "https://apnews.com/article/california-droughts-gavin-newsom-recycling-c22de8f25b9d6a2bf69277a7185abc0f"> <strong>Newsom -&nbsp;California must boost water recycling, desalination</strong></a> </li> <li>Office of Gov. Gavin Newsom: <a href= "https://www.gov.ca.gov/2022/08/11/governor-newsom-announces-water-strategy-for-a-hotter-drier-california/"> <strong>News release: Governor Newsom Announces Water Strategy For a Hotter, Drier California</strong></a> </li> <li>CA Natural Resources Agency: <a href= "https://resources.ca.gov/-/media/CNRA-Website/Files/Initiatives/Water-Resilience/CA-Water-Supply-Strategy.pdf"> <strong>California’s Water Supply Strategy Aug.&nbsp;2022 Adapting to a Hotter, Drier Future</strong></a> </li> </ul> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-08-11/newsom-outlines-sweeping-strategy-to-bolster-water-supplies" 0="a:0:{}">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/friday-top-scroll-california-expected-lose-10-its-water-within-20-years-newsom-calls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic: Climate Change Topic: Drinking Water Topic: Legislation — California and Federal Aquafornia Topic: Regulations — California and Federal Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Topic List: Dams, Reservoirs and Water Projects Topic: Desalination Leaders and Experts Infrastructure Topic: Groundwater Topic List: Rivers Topic: Watershed Topic: Water Recycling Topic: Water Supply Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:23:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85924 at https://www.watereducation.org Announcement: Registration now open for October 27 Water Summit in Sacramento https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/announcement-registration-now-open-october-27-water-summit-sacramento <blockquote> <p> You can now register for the in-person return of the Foundation’s 38th annual <strong><a href= "/foundation-event/water-summit-2022">Water Summit</a></strong>, a one-day conference highlighting&nbsp;the latest information and perspectives on water&nbsp;resources in California and the West. The&nbsp;event includes an evening reception along California’s largest and longest river, the Sacramento River, for an opportunity to network with speakers and other attendees from a variety of backgrounds. Find more details about our Water Summit along with our fall tours and Water Leaders Alum Reunion. </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/announcement/registration-now-open-october-27-water-summit-sacramento" 0="a:0:{}">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/announcement-registration-now-open-october-27-water-summit-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquafornia news Topic List: Agriculture Aquafornia Topic: Central Valley Topic: Regulations — California and Federal Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Topic: Sacramento San Joaquin Delta Leaders and Experts Infrastructure Topic: Sacramento River Topic: San Joaquin River Topic: Water Supply Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:19:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 85923 at https://www.watereducation.org AQUAFORNIA BREAKING NEWS: Newsom calls for boosting water supply projects https://www.watereducation.org/aquafornia-news/aquafornia-breaking-news-newsom-calls-boosting-water-supply-projects <blockquote> <p> Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday said California must do more to expand its water supplies by building new reservoirs, desalination plants and recycled water facilities to address worsening droughts and water shortages from climate change. Newsom released a 19-page plan that directs state agencies to accelerate permitting and offer increased financial assistance to local water projects as the state struggles with its eighth year of drought in the past 11 years. </p> </blockquote><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/08/11/newsom-calls-for-boosting-water-supply-projects-to-curb-california-drought-climate-change/">View Original Article</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Aquafornia news Topic: Climate Change Aquafornia Home Aquafornia Topic: Drought Infrastructure Thu, 11 Aug 2022 16:29:00 +0000 Doug Beeman 85922 at https://www.watereducation.org