Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Reactions trickle in

River flow proposal will get airing this week in Modesto

MID and TID have launched an online campaign against the state plan, www.worthyourfight.org. JOAN BARNETT LEE / Modesto Bee


Modesto Bee & Calaveras Enterprise

The state's new proposal to increase river flows could get its first formal response today, although others have already chimed in. A day later and a few blocks away, a high-ranking official who helped craft the plan will discuss it with the Stanislaus County Water Advisory Committee. Flows would roughly double on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers to protect native fish and reduce salinity in the Delta.


State works to remove nitrates from Delano water

KERO Bakersfield

The State Water Resources Control Board is working with the city of Delano on an innovative pilot program to remove nitrates from groundwater that will be used as a drinking water source in the Central Valley community. Funded by a $5 million state grant, the three-year pilot program could serve as a model for addressing nitrate contamination in groundwater.


New law helps renters, property owners save water

Davis Enterprise

A landmark measure by state Sen. Los Wolk, D-Davis, to require water meters and submeters in new apartment and other multi-family residential buildings, was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The signing is the culmination of a four-year effort by Wolk to help renters and property owners conserve water.

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