Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Critics converge

Turlock, Sacramento take their turn on river flow plan

TID is likely to take the same critical stance that the Modesto Irrigation District – its partner on the Tuolumne – took last Tuesday. ANDY ALFARO / Modesto Bee

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Modesto Bee

The board of the Turlock Irrigation District will get its turn Tuesday to denounce the state's proposed river flow increases. In Sacramento, supporters and opponents of higher flows will speak to the State Board of Food and Agriculture. The lower Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced river flows would roughly double from February through June under the Sept. 15 proposal from the State Water Resources Control Board. >> LIVE WEBCAST

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Water recycling spikes demand for state loans

Water Deeply

A low-interest loan program that supports California water projects has seen three times more requests for money than it has funds available, partly because of surging interest in water recycling. In fiscal 2015–16, the state water board completed $1.05 billion in loan agreements, but additional applications for funding total $3 billion.

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Catalina Island residents hammered by drought

Long Beach Press-Telegram

As water restrictions eased for the rest of California during the fifth year of drought, Avalon residents are having to reduce water use by at least 40 percent or face hundreds of dollars in penalties. Many residents in this popular Southern California tourist locale fear the prospect of even more stringent water restrictions if weather conditions — or the island's water infrastructure — do not improve.

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