Friday, June 17, 2016

Battles ahead

Part 2: No easy path to implementing groundwater law

Critically Overdrafted Groundwater Bsins

CPR

Capital Public Radio

New groundwater management laws mean Californians no longer have unfettered use of water underground. State law will require the creation of local agencies with sweeping powers to meter wells, tax and penalize anyone who overuses groundwater. If agencies aren't created, state regulators can take over. Then, the battle to come up with a plan to manage the basins will begin. >> PART ONE

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WRD deal gets a GRIP on water recycling project

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Water Replenishment District of Southern California signed a deal Thursday to build its $110 million water recycling plant in Pico Rivera. This project has been in the works for 12 years. Construction of the project, called the Groundwater Reliability Improvement Project, will begin this fall and be completed in 2018.

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Santa Barbara blaze is a bad omen for fire season

Los Angeles Times

The fire started smoldering Wednesday afternoon off a curvy mountain road in the coastal hills north of Santa Barbara. Then, infamous “sundowner” winds started blowing fiercely, and the Sherpa fire suddenly exploded. Officials say it's a grim omen for what could be a summer and fall of fire.

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