Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

TCB on TCP

California's plan to regulate a carcinogen in the water

One of the water wells in Del Rey sits next to a produce packing house. TARA LOHEN / Water Deeply

Water Deeply

Water Deeply

Decades after declaring 1,2,3-TCP a carcinogen, the state is finally regulating the toxin. As a result, water agencies will soon have to start testing for TCP and those that can't take contaminated wells out of service or blend the water with cleaner sources will need to construct treatment systems. For smaller and low-income communities, the added expense could be more than ratepayers can bear.

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Broken main helps boost Temecula groundwater

Riverside Press-Enterprise

Well, it wasn't a total loss. A water main break Tuesday in Temecula, which flooded streets for a few hours, will help replenish the region's anemic groundwater supply, according to Rancho California Water District officials. The break unleashed about 1.2 million gallons (3.7 acre-feet) of water.

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Underwater robot measures Lake Tahoe changes

KCRA Sacramento

UC Davis is using an underwater robot with the hopes of understanding how climate change is affecting Lake Tahoe. More commonly known as a glider, the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) will coast 150 meters under Lake Tahoe's surface, going back-and-forth taking measurements.

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