Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Land pursuit

MWD will try to buy Delta islands for storage, habitat

A look at the locations of the tracts MWD has proposed to purchase. KPCC Los Angeles

KPCC

Los Angeles Times & Reuters

The board of the Southland's water importer Tuesday voted to pursue the purchase of four farm islands in the Delta. Officials at the Metropolitan Water District denied criticism that the move portends a land-water grab in a region long suspicious of efforts in the drier southern part of the state to gain more water from the north.

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ACWA posts policy principles on energy, water

Association of California Water Agencies

Intended as a guide to help frame advocacy efforts, ACWA has developed a set of policy principles on energy and water resources. The 12 principles address issues ranging from energy reliability and efficiency to renewable generation. The principles acknowledge the critical role water agencies play in stewardship of energy resources.

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In the crosshairs: Wild weather has state on edge

NBC News

After four years of a historic drought that has ravaged virtually every corner of California, this winter could usher in a new challenge: A series of storms with rains so heavy and so punishing that mudslides and flooding would be the norm, forecasters warn.

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