Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Floating ideas

Could lake water from Alaska be shipped to L.A. ports?

An Alaska company, Alaska Bulk Water, is looking to ship water from Blue Lake in Sitka to California as a way to help the state's ongoing drought. ALASKA BULK WATER

Alaska Bulk Water

Torrance Daily Breeze

California needs water. Blue Lake in Sitka, Alaska, has a lot. So a company that holds the rights to up to 9 billion gallons of the lake's water is pitching an idea that would send some of it — via tanker ship — to the Golden State as it endures the fourth year of severe drought. Monday, representatives from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and several area water districts met to vet the possibilities.

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BLM sets back plan to sell Mojave groundwater

Los Angeles Times

A plan to sell Mojave Desert groundwater to Southern California communities has hit a major federal roadblock. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says Cadiz cannot use an existing railroad right-of-way for a new water pipeline that would carry supplies from the project's proposed well field to the Colorado River Aqueduct.

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Restaurants told to use disposable plates, cups

San Francisco Chronicle

Things are bad everywhere in California, but the big dry has gotten so severe in the coastal city of Fort Bragg that fancy restaurants are now being ordered to plop their filet mignons on disposable plates and pour wine into plastic cups to avoid washing dishes. The emergency order was declared Sept. 30; residents have until Wednesday to comply.

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