Monday, May 22, 2017

Up a creek

Red tape puts new Silicon Valley flood project at risk, Santa Clara water district and U.S. Army Corps say

The creek, built by farmers in the 1920s as a drainage ditch, is now surrounded by major roads, subdivisions and developments such as the Great Mall of Milpitas. BAY AREA NEWS GROUP

Bay Area News Group

Mercury News

Three months after a San Jose creek overflowed its banks and caused $100 million in damage, a flood control project straddling the city's northern edges with Milpitas may be in danger of being shut down because of red tape. Frustrated water district officials say that the entire episode illustrates why it can take so long — and cost so much — to build flood control projects.


A search for creative solutions to water scarcity

The Planning Report

State Sen. Robert Hertzberg is well known for his commitment to working on a long-term, overarching policy vision. His latest legislation is but one strategic component of a larger plan to help California save water, reduce costs, and build climate resiliency. The Planning Report talked to him about how facilitating stormwater capture fits into his six-pronged water policy framework.


Community tests water quality around Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Saturday, more than 100 community members set out to collect water samples from dozens of tributaries on Lake Tahoe's South Shore as part of the 17th annual Truckee Tahoe Snapshot Day. Water sampling for temperature, pH, bacteria and other nutrients took place on the North Shore and in Truckee and Reno as well.