Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

Cleared up

Interior will continue to work on Delta tunnels project

Irrigation districts that receive delta water from the federal Central Valley Project are potential tunnel customers. LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

After several hours of confusion over the Trump administration's position on a massive water delivery project, the Interior Department said Wednesday it would continue to work with the state on California WaterFix. California officials were scratching their heads over a department statement that the Trump administration does not support the project, which the federal government has helped plan. In a statement, Interior said its position had not changed.

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More ink, less water: Media boosts conservation

Los Angeles Times & Stanford University

What does it take to get Californians to save water during a massive drought? Apparently, a lot of ink and newsprint helps. Extensive news coverage of the drought prompted residents to conserve water, new research out of Stanford University suggests. The more that major newspapers wrote about the drought, the more people in the Bay Area cut back on their personal water use.

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Wildfire recovery will stretch cleanup capacities

Capital Public Radio

The massive task to clean up toxic debris in the neighborhoods affected by devastating wildfires is expected to be complete sometime early next year. Federal and state agencies working on the project gave a progress report Thursday, and said once work begins on a property, it should be ready for new construction within about a month. However, there will be some challenges along the way.

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