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."

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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.

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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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