Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Going public

Big water users, take note: L.A. DWP may out you

Officals poised to crack down on water wasters. KCRA Sacramento


Los Angeles Times

Decades before #droughtshaming and YouTube videos of drowning lawns, California water suppliers encouraged conservation by releasing the names of their biggest water hogs. Things are different today. In response to public outrage, the LADWP is considering changes to its water conservation ordinance that would impose "substantial" fines for excessive use — and make the names public.


Drought's opportunities for special districts

Public CEO

The drought California is suffering – the worst in modern times – is profoundly affecting special districts whose missions and operations are intertwined with water. These districts face the acute challenges and hardships of this drought on a daily basis. The drought is an immediate crisis, but it also presents important opportunities for special districts to ensure that they, their constituents, and California are prepared to thrive in a future of increased water scarcity.


Levee breach returns farmland into wetlands

Santa Rosa Press-Democrat

Cooled by a stiff breeze off San Pablo Bay, about 300 supporters and partners of the Sonoma Land Trust cheered on Sunday as an excavator's crane broke through a 140-year-old Sears Point levee, allowing saltwater to flood back over 1,000 acres of reclaimed oat hay fields at the southern tip of Sonoma County.

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