Friday, March 25, 2016

Revved up

Sen. Feinstein, GOP press Obama for more Delta water

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants President Obama to order an increase in water exports from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to farms and cities to the south. DAN BREKKE / KQED San Francisco

KQED

San Francisco Chronicle & Sacramento Bee

As lingering El Niño rains swell the state's rivers, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein joined California House Republicans on Thursday to demand that President Obama order more water to be pumped from the Delta to farms in the San Joaquin Valley. The bipartisan effort called for increased pumping in a pair of letters to the White House.

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South Coast desalination project is in the works

Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot

The South Coast Water District is forging ahead as the lone agency intent on making a desalination facility in Dana Point a reality after more than 10 years of discussion. Officials said Thursday that the district will begin working on an environmental impact report for the Doheny Ocean Desalination Project.

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Majority think WaterFix is vital for state's future

Public Policy Institute of California

The governor has proposed building tunnels in the Delta to improve the reliability of water supplies. About half of adults (54 percent) and 45 percent of likely voters say building the tunnels is important to the future of California, according to the latest PPIC poll.

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