Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Experts weigh in

Making every drop count: The future of water storage

Water System Interconnectivity. ACWA

ACWA

Maven's Notebook

With $2.7 billion soon to be available from Proposition 1, a panel of water experts at ACWA's conference in December discussed how best to spend the available dollars and how to integrate new storage projects into the state's water system. Here's what they had to say as the California Water Commission works to develop regulations.

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Vanishing water, fewer Valley jobs, but still hope

Sacramento Bee

In this region that calls itself “The Cantaloupe Center of the World,” vast fields that once annually yielded millions of melons lie fallow. And, for some farmers, planting tomatoes and other traditional row crops may now constitute acts of courage.

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Folsom engineer ready for one-way ticket to Mars

Sacramento Bee

Kristin Richmond of Folsom was chosen this month from among 200,000 applicants as one of 100 candidates for a project called Mars One. The 32-year-old civil engineer with the state Department of Water Resources is ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for the project, which would send human colonists to Mars by 2025.

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