Monday, March 7, 2016

All eyes on Carmel

Lessons for California as a dam falls and a river moves

A live view of the project site. SanClementeDamRemoval.org

EarthCam

San Francisco Chronicle

After the San Clemente Dam in Monterey was removed last year, the Carmel River was diverted around the dam site into a channel fashioned out of a historic creek bed. The $83 million project was the most ambitious in California history — and could now provide lessons in a state beset by aging infrastructure and reliant on balancing environmental needs with a thirst for water. Agencies in California and throughout the country are studying the design and results.

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More hard work ahead for water management

Chico Enterprise-Record

California has water problems. Even before the drought, fish in rivers were struggling, groundwater is polluted and there is not enough water to meet demand. That's all reality, said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, who was in Chico on Friday to talk water during the 24th annual meeting of Northern California Water Association.

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Water Strong: Community training to save water

Local Government Commission

The Local Government Commission is rebranding its ETP Drought Response Training program as "Water Strong Communities," providing skill-building and technical assistance job training to help communities use water more efficiently. Training is being offered to employers located in the 24 counties identified by the state as most severely impacted by the drought.

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