Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Plan for relief

Analysts urge lawmakers to back drought measures

The State's Drought Response: LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S OFFICE

LAO

KPCC Pasadena

State analysts are advising California lawmakers to adopt most of the $323 million drought response measures — for the short and long term — that Gov. Jerry Brown has called for in his budget proposal. A report released Friday by the Legislative Analyst's Office says that the ongoing drought necessitates continuing support. Hopes that a strong El Niño would bring a large volume of water this winter have yet to be realized.

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A dry February could bring problems for the Valley

Fresno Bee

El Niño has given Central California a wet — and welcome — start to the rainy season. But the tap has been turned off for the foreseeable future An area of high pressure means that rain won't be falling to the Valley floor or snow in the mountains anytime soon, but may instead bring record-breaking temperatures this week.

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Forecast: OC will demand less water in the future

Orange County Register

A new estimate of future water demand across Orange County is 17 percent lower than previous estimates. The new estimate, revealed Wednesday at an Orange County Water District board meeting on desalination, shocked some board members. Environmental groups took it as ammunition to bolster their opposition to a proposed $1 billion desal facility in Huntington Beach.

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