Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Attitude shift

Drought now Californians' top concern, latest poll finds

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Voter concern over California’s drought is “extremely high and intensifying,” according to a new poll, while a majority of respondents said they would willingly pay “a few more dollars a month” to improve state water infrastructure. As a result, poll sponsors say Californians are now more open than ever to long-term changes in the way the state manages its water resources.

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California tribe pursues rights to groundwater

Circle of Blue

As California implements a landmark law to balance demand for groundwater with available supplies, an Indian tribe's lawsuit in federal court has the potential to add new layers of complexity to managing a prized resource that is in short supply. This court test of federal water law has implications for the West.

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Mendocino teaching water preservation design

Ukiah Daily Journal

El Niño is raising the hopes of forecasters for a wet winter, and those on the cutting edge of sustainable water development are working to create drought-friendly environments for Mendocino County homeowners. To that end, a local college has set up a new curriculum for a water certification program.

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