Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Uncertain future

Democrats seek new federal probe of Delta tunnels

Gov. Brown's administration is currently trying to line up support for the project among California water districts. KPIX San Francisco

KPIX

AP & KQED San Francisco

Five California Democrats in Congress asked Tuesday for a new federal review of funding for the proposed Delta tunnel project. Their request follows a federal audit of the proposal to re-engineer the north-south water system by building two giant water tunnels. Also, KQED talks with John Laird, secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, about the future of the project.

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Hot weather, high risk return to the wine country

KTVU Oakland

A lot of dead trees from five years of drought, plus an over abundance of new, dried out growth makes fire danger in Northern California sharply increasing once again. And, the rain that helped tamp down North Bay wildfires a few days ago, is history. Hot weather and low humidity have returned.

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Farmers ask that WOTUS rule be clear, consistent

California Farm Bureau Federation

A "waters of the United States" rule that is clear and feasible, and that maintains existing exemptions for everyday farming activities: That's what agricultural stakeholders sought during a teleconference last week with federal officials, as agencies seek to develop a new WOTUS rule.

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