Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

There's a catch

State officials want these California reservoir owners
to warn people not to eat the fish due to mercury levels

Ventura resident Robert Hirschhorn fishes along the north shore of Big Bear Lake, not knowing that it is one of 187 reservoirs formally designated by state water regulators this year as "mercury impaired." MARK BOSTER / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

State water authorities and nine water quality control boards are developing a statewide mercury control program aimed at reducing mercury levels and limiting consumption of contaminated fish at some of Southern California's most popular fishing destinations. The state is pushing owners of the reservoirs to voluntarily post warnings about eating fish, such as bass.


Delta tunnels plan rekindles state water disputes

Mercury News

A half century after building the largest water-delivery system in America, California officials say they now realize they put their giant straws to capture Delta water in the wrong place. Not surprisingly, last week's hearing rekindled old wounds and produced two sharply different portrayals of what the proposed $17 billion California WaterFix would do for the state's deeply troubled plumbing system. The hearings resume Thursday.


Marin battles rising sea level with a board game

North Bay Business Journal

Marin County staffers have come up with a fun and creative way to engage the community in a serious issue: Game of Floods. The board game allows players to "experience" rising sea-level conditions and choose affordable solutions that are acceptable to the community.

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