Thursday, April 13, 2017

Questions overflow

Oroville Dam document secrecy frustrating lawmakers

Scaffolding or metal work of some type is visible at the edge of the broken spillway as work continues to remove debris from below the Oroville Dam spillway. BILL HUSA / Chico Enterprise-Record


KOVR Sacramento

A few months after declaring a state of emergency in Oroville, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is blocking a public review of records relating to what happened when the spillway began eroding, how it was maintained and the crisis aftermath. "It's unacceptable. We need to release as much info as possible so the public knows what's going on and how we're addressing the issue," Assemblyman James Gallagher said.


State water record could be set in next 48 hours

Mercury News

Not only will this week's incoming storms be packing their usual grab bags of mischief for Northern California, but the systems appear to have their hearts set on breaking one big thing: The all-time wettest water year on record for the Northern Sierra, the most important source of water for the state.


San Diego water recycling plan takes another step

KPBS San Diego

A $3 billion plan to recycle wastewater into drinking water took another step forward Wednesday when the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board approved a modified permit for the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Pure Water program is designed to provide a sustainable source of potable water for a growing city with a dry climate.