Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

Rosy outlook

Southland water agency rebuilding its depleted storage

The Gene Pumping Plant near Lake Havasu is the second of five pumping plants that transports water from the Colorado River to Southern California. IRFAN KHAN / Los Angeles Times

Times

Los Angeles Times

Although the Southland remains stuck in a severe drought, officials of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California say they are rebuilding depleted storage reserves with imports from the north. They also dismissed concerns about slipping conservation efforts since state regulators eased urban water savings requirements in June.

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Updates on Water Fix, tidal restoration project

Maven's Notebook

At the September meeting of the Metropolitan Water District's Special Committee on the Delta, committee members were given an update on the California Water Fix project, the State Water Board hearings, and the groundbreaking on the Tule Red Tidal Restoration Project in the Suisun Marsh.

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Climate change doubles forest fires in the West

Bay Area News Group

Climate change from human activity nearly doubled the area that burned in forest fires in the American West over the past 30 years, a major new scientific study has found, and larger, more intense fires are all but guaranteed in the years ahead.

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