Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Quality control

Toxic ashes, charred forests threaten water after fires

Find more information about the debris removal process in various counties affected by wildfires. WILDFIRERECOVERY.org

WildfireRecovery.org

Water Deeply & Capital Public Radio

For many homeowners in Sonoma and Napa counties, nothing could have been more welcome than the rain that fell last week – the first significant precipitation in about five months. But the rain – and the precipitation to come in the months ahead – will bring considerable environmental impacts, especially to the waterways, and even water treatment plants, downstream of destroyed forests and incinerated neighborhoods.

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Repairs underway for critically damaged levees

Capital Public Radio

The California Department of Water Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers are repairing 30 sites that suffered "critical" damage this winter and are preparing to fix another 10. But another 100 locations have been tagged as "serious" that will not be addressed this year.

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NSF grant to fund food, energy and water research

UC Riverside

Researchers at UC Riverside and Texas A&M University have received a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to collaboratively study and improve upon decision-making processes related to food, energy, and water resources. The three-year research project will focus on resource management in regions with arid and semiarid climates.

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