Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blunt warning

California urged to resolve Delta, water issues — fast

A backpacker gazes at Lake Mead, which has reached critically low levels. via SHUTTERSTOCK

Capitol Weekly

Capitol Weekly

Disputes over California's fragile Delta, the troubled heart of the drought-stricken state's water system, must be resolved immediately, a top water expert says. Pat Mulroy, former leader of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, delivered a bluntly worded warning, saying the link between the Delta and the West is clear, "yet many here in California still don't see the connection."


Lawmakers to vote on $1 billion water plan today

San Diego Union-Tribune / AP

Facing pressure to address an ongoing drought, California lawmakers are expected to vote today on a plan to speed up more than $1 billion in water spending. The state Senate plans to vote on the bills this afternoon after budget committees in both chambers take it up.


New office to help provide clean drinking water

Capital Public Radio

The emergency drought relief bill proposed for California would create a new state office. That might sound fairly mundane. But it could go a long way to help disadvantaged communities. The proposed Office of Sustainable Water Solutions would be run by the State Water Resources Control Board.

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