Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

SGMA milestone

99+% of sustainable groundwater agencies formed

A crew drills a new well near Huron in Fresno County. THE BUSINESS JOURNAL

Business Journal

The Business Journal

In what the state is billing as "a major step toward sustainable groundwater management," more than 99 percent of the state's groundwater basins have met a key deadline in reporting groundwater pumping. The next step for SGMA compliance is to create and implement groundwater sustainability plans for bringing "basins into balanced levels of pumping and recharge."


A young mayor fights for clean water in Valley town

Water Deeply

At 23, Jose Gurrola is the youngest mayor of Arvin, a town of about 20,000 in the San Joaquin Valley. The community faces economic and environmental challenges, including drinking water containing unsafe levels of arsenic and the newly regulated 1,2,3-TCP. Gurrola shares why the fight for clean water is central to the town's future.


California groups rescue pets displaced by Harvey

Mercury News

Rescue groups in California are mobilizing to help pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey. RedRover, based in Sacramento, will help the SPCA of Texas provide daily care for animals relocated to Dallas. Wings of Rescue, based in Livermore, has several cargo planes filled with crates and supplies standing by in El Paso.