Category Archives: Water

Water Managers Incompetent?

California Water Alliance makes a good case in this statement that they are, and from my perspective, they are correct in making that case. The statement. This week, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) set an initial water allocation … Continue reading

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Atmospheric River is Back

So says this excellent article from the Mercury News. An excerpt. Last winter, it wasn’t until January that Northern California saw that first ribbon of wetness known as an “atmospheric river” roll in from Hawaii, hitting the region like some … Continue reading

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Groundwater vs Surface Storage

This article from the California Economic Summit laments the progress of civilization—“We have built on and paved over our natural landscapes, drained agricultural lands, filled in wetlands, and channelized our rivers, resulting in the loss of untold acre feet of … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Shasta Auburn Dam, 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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