Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Day of reckoning

Do water wholesalers across the state have enough supply for 3 more years of drought? We'll find out today

Lake Oroville, a major source of water for southern California, received enough runoff this spring to release water over its dam for the first time in five years. This photo was taken when the reservoir was at 41 percent full. CALILILY / Flickr

KPCC

KPCC Pasadena

Today will be a day of reckoning for California water wholesalers. They have to prove to the state that they have enough water to get through three more years of drought. If they don't, they need to figure out how much they need to save. It's a big change from the way the state was regulating water a month ago. Here's a breakdown of what it means.

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San Jose OKs $100M pollution cleanup program

Mercury News

San Jose city officials on Tuesday agreed to spend more than $100 million over the next decade and beyond to reduce tons of trash that flows into creeks and San Francisco Bay, repair miles of leaking underground sewage pipes and clean stormwater contaminated with harmful bacteria.

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The 'Third Age of Water': Stretching every drop

Santa Barbara Independent

In California, where aqueducts crisscross the state, every source of water, including rivers, lakes, and underground basins, is over-committed, both legally and physically, experts say. Even absent the drought, there is not enough water. It is a sign that the country is entering the "Third Age of Water."

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