Thursday, March 19, 2015

New relief

Governor, lawmakers propose $1 billion drought bill

Severe drought conditions reveal more than 600 empty docks sitting on dry, cracked dirt at Folsom Lake Marina, which is one of the largest inland marinas in California. ALLEN J. SCHABEN/Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

KPBS San Diego

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders today introduced emergency drought legislation aimed at expediting $1 billion in water-related projects. The emergency action includes a pair of bills. Funding will rely on sources that include the General Fund and money from the water bond voters passed last year.

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Top-level officials confirmed for drought briefing

Association of California Water Agencies

Top-level officials from the Brown Administration and various state, federal and local water agencies are confirmed as speakers for an April 9 drought briefing in Sacramento that will examine the impacts and responses to California's fourth year of drought.

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Predictions of looming crisis at Salton Sea

Los Angeles Times

After listening to seven hours of doomsday predictions, state water officials agreed Wednesday to look at one of California's largest — but often ignored — environmental problems: the deterioration of the Salton Sea.

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