Friday, June 10, 2016

'Harmful actions'

Drought: Lawmakers ask to reexamine agencies' plans

The letter states the new actions will significantly limit releases from Shasta Reservoir through the summer and into fall, costing the Central Valley Project (CVP) approximately 400,000 acre-feet of water.

AgNet West & Maven's Notebook

A group of California lawmakers is taking to task a move that they say will even further reduce water to parts of the state. Sixteen members of the California House delegation sent a letter to the secretaries of the Department of Interior and Department of Commerce regarding proposed actions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service that, if implemented, will significantly reduce the water supply available to Californians.


Still waiting for a monster El Niño? Forget it

Los Angeles Times

Remember those monstrous storms that bore down on Southern California this year courtesy of El Niño, and how they caused mudslides, mass flooding and general pandemonium on the freeways? Neither do we. NOAA has declared El Niño, the climate pattern that can bring powerful rains to the region, over — and after a rather anemic showing.


Israeli companies to tackle California's drought

Representatives of no fewer than 26 Israeli water purification, desalinization, wastewater treatment, piping, irrigation and other companies will travel to Los Angeles at the end of the month in an effort to slake the thirst of Californians. A series of conferences will deal with management of municipal water networks, the supply of water to farmers, and water management for industry.

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