Thursday, April 21, 2016

Emergency over?

Communities plead for relief from drought restrictions

"We need to take this moment and decide do we lift it? Do we ease it? Do we change it?" said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Board. ACWA


Reuters, S.F. Business Times & Sacramento Bee

California communities where a wet winter has filled reservoirs and begun ameliorating the drought urged water regulators Wednesday to reduce or eliminate emergency conservation measures imposed last year. Cities are still required to cut water use by 25 percent and to reach that threshold monthly. State officials have not declared the five-year drought at an end.


Where does groundwater recharge take place?

Chico Enterprise-Record

Knowing where groundwater is located and how it gets there is powerful information. However understanding all that happens under the ground is a complicated business. To learn more, Butte County has been involved in a series of groundwater studies.


California PUC overhaul measure clears hurdle

Sacramento Bee

California's embattled utilities regulator moved one step closer to losing its autonomy Wednesday as an Assembly panel passed a measure to overhaul the Public Utilities Commission. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 11, if passed by voters, would strip out the PUC's constitutional protection and allow the Legislature to dissolve and reorganize the entity.

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