Category Archives: Water

El Dorado Water Improvements

Story from the Mountain Democrat. The story. “It was a big day for the El Dorado Irrigation District as members of the board, staff members and other officials gathered Friday above Folsom Lake to celebrate the kick-off of a major … Continue reading

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Good Water News

From the Western Farm Press. An excerpt. “Reservoirs still relatively flush from the wet winter of 2018-19 have so far saved California from having to formally declare another drought, a veteran National Weather Service forecaster says. “After a promising start … Continue reading

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Water Cooperation

It can be done, as this great story from Current shows. An excerpt. “The saying rang true when Mark Twain coined it, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.”  150 years later it still resonates and throughout the arid … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries, Water

Weather Forecasting

Still an inexact science—especially vital in terms of water—but this article from Comstock’s Magazine reports on potential improvements. An excerpt. “One rainy morning last December, John James stood outside holding a big white balloon, which looked like a perfect target … Continue reading

Posted in History, Technology, Water

Water Storage Mistakes

Had the original plans for Shasta Dam—200 feet higher, triple the storage—and Auburn Dam been completed, we would have plenty of water, rather than the situation reported by UC Merced News. It is not too late for common sense policies … Continue reading

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Thinning Forest Means More Snowpack

Interesting study reported from The Tahoe Daily Tribune. An excerpt. “The Sierra Nevada forest is an important resource for the surrounding communities in Nevada and California. “Thinning the forest by removing trees by hand or using heavy machinery is one … Continue reading

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California’s Water Wars

A lot going on right now, here’s a good recap from Bloomberg News. An excerpt. “Water contractors in California are suing the state over its new permit that authorizes water deliveries, the result of a conflict with the Trump administration’s … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics, Water

Looks Like a Stormy Week

According to this report from Accuweather. An excerpt. “A winter-like storm system will continue to bring rain, snow and cooler air to California into midweek. “While the month of February featured nearly bone-dry conditions across the Golden State, a series … Continue reading

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Good Rain News?

Yes, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. An excerpt. “An extended forecast for California shows an above-normal probability of precipitation during the week of April 6-10, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center. “After a disappointingly … Continue reading

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Miracle March II

Looking good for our water supply, as this story from Accuweather reports. An excerpt. “After an absence of major storms for much of the winter, the ‘March Miracle,’ in terms of wet weather, seems likely to continue next week in California. The … Continue reading

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