Category Archives: Water

A Very Good Water Storage Year

That’s the good news from Maven’s Notebook. An excerpt. The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project began water year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018, with 8.9 million acre-feet of water in six key CVP … Continue reading

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Reducing Wildfires

Pretty good article from Water Deeply about the strategies needed to reduce wildfires. An excerpt. With 17 large wildfires in California igniting in 24 hours this week, October is shaping up to be a brutal month for wildfires, as it … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Bad Water, Worse in Lower American River

This report from the Sacramento Bee notes the failure of public leadership to keep track of and inform the public about bad water in public rivers and lakes. Kudos to SARA for getting the word out. An excerpt. Environmental advocates … Continue reading

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La Nina Coming?

An informative analysis from Discover Magazine. An excerpt. Here we go again? Following a mild and short-lived La Niña episode in 2016/2017, the climatic phenomenon stands a 55 to 60 percent chance of developing once again this fall and winter. That’s the … Continue reading

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California’s Water Supply

Excellent article about it from Agnet West. An excerpt. The pressure on California’s water supply during the recent drought was further complicated by outdated policy and antiquated infrastructure.  There are multiple projects and policies in the process of getting funded … Continue reading

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Prepare for Drought by Adding Water Storage

A common sense approach and one that, based on this report from Stanford which focuses on conservation, new water storage—which is not mentioned in the story—is one strategy that is needed as well. An excerpt. After the wettest winter on … Continue reading

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California’s Leaders Resist Fixing Water Storage System

Coming as no surprise to conservatives, liberal California’s political leaders are still denying reality, as this story from Fox & Hounds points out. An excerpt. A few weeks ago, the governor and other state politicians ran victory laps proclaiming their … Continue reading

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