Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Take 6

Lessons gleaned at Water Education Foundation forum

If nothing else, the drought is a chance to learn how our water system responds when it's under stress, said Jay Lund, director of the UC Center for Watershed Sciences. CALIXTRO ROMIAS / Stockton Record

Stockton Record

Stockton Record

It might have been sprinkling Tuesday outside the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, but inside the building some of the state's brightest water experts were taking stock of California's enduring drought. As we enter into what could be a sixth year of shortage, here are six lessons gleaned from the forum sponsored by the nonprofit Water Education Foundation.


Final vote nears on water bond storage standards

California Farm Bureau Federation

Discussions by the California Water Commission are shaping the application and approval process for water storage projects envisioned by California voters who approved a water bond two years ago. After final rules are released in December, proponents of specific projects may begin submitting applications in 2017.


Dire warnings after latest toxicity test at reservoir

Fresno Bee

A cautionary notice on the water toxicity in San Luis Reservoir has become more severe, the Department of Water Resources reported Tuesday. Recent testing of the cyanobacteria (blue-green) algal bloom that has been present in the reservoir since July has revealed an increase in the toxin level, putting voluntary precautions in effect.

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