Friday, July 8, 2016

The path forward

Delta symposium: Experts share their visions, options

Emergent tidal marsh at Liberty Island. CHRIS AUSTIN / Maven's Notebook

Maven's Notebook

Maven's Notebook

A symposium presented by the Delta Science Program and the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute explored what we know — and don't know — about the Delta and longfin smelt. Presenters looked at causal links to the species decline (they weren't optimistic), as well as what can be done to protect and restore the species. Read Part 3, Part 2 and Part 1.

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Lower water conservation targets 'shortsighted'

Capital Public Radio

California water suppliers are increasingly shifting to voluntary conservation targets for their customers. Some water experts say the move may be premature. The new state regulation requires local water suppliers to determine the conservation levels. Many of those agencies have moved to voluntary conservation targets.

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Long Beach to study, create a plan for urban trees

Long Beach Press-Telegram

As cities across Southern California grapple with a historic drought and work to comply with state-mandated watering restrictions, trees and park systems have suffered. The Long Beach Public Works Department will study the condition of the city's street trees — and based on that assessment, develop a life-cycle management plan.

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