Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

A call for balance

Brown highlights Water Action Plan in State of the State

"Neglecting what we have built over many years and letting it further deteriorate makes no sense and will just pile up costs in the long run," Gov. Brown said. ACWA


ACWA & Palm Springs Desert Sun

Saying that water "goes to the heart of what California is," Gov. Jerry Brown delivered a State of the State address Thursday that highlighted a suite of actions needed to improve the resiliency of the state's water system. Brown also highlighted the need to better manage water and recharge aquifers while touting efforts at home to combat climate change. "There is no magic bullet, but a series of actions must be taken," he said.


Feinstein proposal funds recycling, desal, storage

Los Angeles Times & Maven's Notebook

California's congressional delegation continued to wrangle over how to respond to the Golden State's water crisis Thursday when Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released what she called a "discussion draft" of proposed legislation. Feinstein said in a statement that the bill addresses long- and short-term water concerns.


El Niño inspires hope, but long recovery still ahead

Los Angeles Times

After months of warnings by some officials that El Niño and winter rains were far from certain, the bounty of storms plowing through Northern California has opened hope that there could be a huge improvement in the state's severe drought by spring. But to come close to digging California out of the drought, the Sierra needs 150 percent of average by April 1, state water officials estimate — an ambitious benchmark to achieve in one season.

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