Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

Not done yet

Officials: Extending Gov. Brown's water cutbacks likely

Anna Caballero, secretary of the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, speaks at Monday's drought task force meeting in Salinas. VERN FISHER / Monterey Herald

Monterey Herald

Monterey Herald & Salinas Californian

Two state officials with ties to the Monterey area predicted that Gov. Jerry Brown's historic drought-spurred mandatory water restrictions, aimed at achieving a 25 percent reduction in usage, would be extended into future years — even with a wet winter. The officials made their comments during a visit of the governor's interagency drought task force Monday in Salinas.


Citrus growers rip out, sell trees to save water

KFSN Fresno

The drought continues to hurt the Valley citrus industry as more groves are being bulldozed. It's easy to spot the impacts of the drought on citrus. The California Citrus Mutual estimates up to 15,000 acres will be bulldozed this year. Across the Valley, growers are ripping out trees and planting new ones — hoping to save water.


Public or private: Which utility model works best?

Water Online

Which are more effective: public or private utilities? A new paper published in the American Journal of Political Science stacks these two models against one another. The paper sums up the key difference between these two types of utilities, but does not argue for the privatization of water utilities.

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