Thursday, June 25, 2015

Breaking point

State's water system stretched to the limit, officials say

Folsom Lake levels continue to drop at Browns Ravine. ANDREW SENG / Sacramento BeeSacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee

A plan to save endangered fish has pushed California's fragile water system almost to the breaking point, putting additional strain on farmers while drawing down reservoirs to historically low levels. Federal and state regulators acknowledged Wednesday they're struggling to hold the state's water infrastructure together amid dwindling supplies.


Feds turn up the dial on California drought aid

McClatchy & CNBC

In a splashy announcement Wednesday, two leading administration officials unveiled a fresh federal package of drought relief. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said he believes there may be a silver lining coming from the drought as the agency rolls out a two-year $150 million investment.


Check out water agencies' drought-busting efforts

Association of California Water Agencies

Looking to showcase your agency's creative water conservation campaigns and drought-busting efforts? The Association of California Water Agencies' new interactive web portal will help you do just that.

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