Monday, April 24, 2017

Risky business

A border wall could have lasting effect on rivers, water

This is a color-enhanced image of U.S. rivers along the border with Mexico, from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas. ROBERT SZUCS / Grasshopper Geography

Water Deeply

Water Deeply

The $20 billion wall proposed to control illegal immigration will have to cross dozens of rivers along the 2,000-mile border with Mexico. It would block many rivers and streams — a consequence that has not yet been discussed much. Water supply, water quality, flood control and groundwater recharge all are at risk. The wall also could affect water-sharing agreements along the border.

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Assembly bill carries renewed hope for Clear Lake

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Clear Lake suffers from chronic problems with algae overgrowth and mercury contamination from old mining operations, issues that have plagued the ancient lake for decades. Officials say AB 707 could make financing easier to obtain by getting multiple agencies to work together on a common goal.

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MWD approves Lake Perris water recovery project

Valley News

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has authorized an agreement with the state Department of Water Resources for planning and preliminary design of a water recovery project at Lake Perris. The lake is owned and operated by DWR and has a storage capacity of approximately 130,000 acre-feet.

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