Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

State of the State

Gov. Brown focuses on environment, legacy projects and defends blueprint for the future in final address

Thursday marks the final State of the State address for California Gov. Jerry Brown. He’s entering his record sixteenth and last year in office. HECTOR AMEZCUA / Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee

Mercury News & Capital Public Radio

Gov. Jerry Brown spent much of his State of the State address on Thursday defending the key projects and policies that will likely define his legacy: the state’s beleaguered bullet train, his Delta tunnel plan and criminal justice reforms. “California is setting the pace for the entire nation,” Brown said in his 16th and final State of the State speech.


'Maximizing’ water deliveries takes a beating

Chico Enterprise-Record

The Bureau of Reclamation came to Chico to take input Thursday on a proposal to maximize water deliveries from the Central Valley Project, and for two hours a succession of speakers told them it was a bad idea. Most of the speakers objected to the basic idea of taking more water from the north to deliver to the San Joaquin Valley.


Understanding river and groundwater interactions

Contemporary hydrology is concerned with pressing problems that often involve the interactions between rivers and groundwater. A review article explores scientific advances in observing, quantifying, measuring, and predicting the characteristics and processes that occur at the interface between surface water and groundwater.