Monday, June 22, 2015

Deep history

Drought: Beyond just a shallow look at groundwater

GM of Kings River Conservation District

Fresno Bee

"Deep history" has not been part of the bigger discussion during California's epic drought. The media touched on it, widely reporting desperate well drilling in the Valley has begun to bring up water that "fell to the Earth 20,000 years ago." But that just dates back to the latter part of the last Ice Age. The history beneath your feet in this Valley goes far deeper.

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Town's drought disaster turning into health crisis

Fresno Bee

Nearly a year and a half after East Porterville's first dry well was reported, residents and experts say not having running water and breathing increasingly dusty air is worsening their pre-existing health issues and contributing to the development of new ones.

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Drought bill imposes fines, merges water systems

Sacramento Bee

A California budget bill that would allow the state to force consolidation of water systems, exempt certain water projects from environmental review and make other far-reaching changes in response to the drought cleared the Legislature on Friday. Read more details about Senate Bill 88.

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