Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

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Stanislaus, Merced boards discuss river flow plan today

Watch Merced County supervisors and state officials discuss the river flow plan. MERCED COUNTY

Merced County

Modesto Bee

The state's controversial plan to boost river flows will go before the boards of supervisors in Stanislaus and Merced counties today. Officials from the State Water Resources Control Board can expect skeptical audiences as they present their thinking behind the proposal for the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers. Both meetings can be viewed live online. ► MERCED  ► STANISLAUS

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100 years of L.A. groundwater replenishment

U.S. Geological Survey

A new study offers the most sophisticated analyses to date on how Los Angeles-area groundwater supplies are replenished. The USGS analyses provide water managers with a clearer understanding of the sources and amount of available groundwater — information that is important for planning and management.

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How to speed up innovation in the water industry

Maven's Notebook

At the Water Smart Innovations conference earlier this month, the keynote speaker was Paul Brown, professional water resource planner. In his speech, Brown lamented the slow pace of innovation in the water industry, and gave three things that need to occur to speed the pace of innovation and adaptation within the industry.

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