Friday, July 24, 2015

Risky business

Drought 'a harbinger of the coming global water crisis'

A dry canal is seen running off the Colorado River Aqueduct in Hayfield Lake. LUCY NICHOLSON / Reuters

Business Insider

Business Insider

The four-year California drought is causing unparalleled devastation to the region. Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch think it's going to get a lot worse. "We view the unprecedented drought in California as a harbinger of the coming global water crisis," the strategists said this week. "By 2050, 45 percent of projected GDP is at risk, with as many as 50 countries at risk of conflict over water."

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Analysis: 10 realities for managing the Delta

California Water Blog

UC Davis professor Peter Moyle has been working on Delta fishes for nearly 40 years. He also has curmudgeonly thoughts about what is needed to make the ecosystem work better. So, he's come up with "Ten Realities" — statements of the obvious that are often overlooked in public debates about the system.

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Keep Tahoe blue? Less algae, not clarity, is key

UC Davis

Lake Tahoe's iconic blueness is most strongly related to algae, not clarity, according to research released today from UC Davis. In the Tahoe: State of the Lake Report 2015, researchers found the lower the algal concentration, the bluer the lake. The report also includes updates related to clarity, climate change, drought and new research at Lake Tahoe.

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