Wednesday, May 3, 2017

After the storm

Legislation advances in response to Oroville Dam crisis

AB 1270, 1595, and 1273 are now headed to the Assembly Appropriations committee for further consideration. DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES


KRCR Redding

State Rep. James Gallagher advanced three bills last week, which he introduced in response to the Oroville Dam crisis and the extreme weather events of this season. The legislation aims to increase dam inspections and infrastructure planning, enhances penalties for crimes committed during an evacuation, and streamlines levee repairs.


Valley residents still don't have access to water

KVPR Fresno

In 2012, California made history when it became the first U.S. state to declare that clean drinking water is a human right. But five years later, nearly 300 communities still can't drink their water, according to new state data — many of which are in the San Joaquin Valley.


Farmers deal with drastically changing conditions


After more than four years of devastating drought, 2017 saw California receive the wettest winter in more than 100 years. Dick Peixoto of Watsonville's Lakeside Organic Gardens explained how the continuing storms have been both a blessing and a curse.