Thursday, March 10, 2016

Think again

El Niño isn't the sole answer for California water woes

This year's El Niño could possibly be the strongest on record. MARILYN CHUNG / Desert Sun

Desert Sun

Palm Springs Desert Sun & McClatchy

If Westerners think El Niño is the answer to all their water and drought woes, think again, government scientists said Wednesday. In an apolitical assessment that comes amid a highly political time, NOAA experts stress that this year's El Niño bounty is both useful and limited. It might well be followed, moreover, by a swing back to a different kind of weather complication called La Niña.

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Symposium looks at water marketing, ratemaking

Association of California Water Agencies

Water agency officials gathered Wednesday in Sacramento for ACWA's 2016 legislative symposium with panels on key water issues facing lawmakers this term. The forum focused on water transfers and a proposed constitutional amendment intended to provide additional ratemaking options for local water agencies.

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Coastal Commission appoints interim director

KPCC Pasadena

In its first meeting since firing its executive director, the California Coastal Commission on Wednesday appointed an interim chief and prepared to discuss the search process for a permanent replacement. The commission voted 10-1 to appoint Senior Deputy Directory Jack Ainsworth to lead staff until a new executive director is hired.

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