Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Paying for water

Hearing outlines chronically underfunded water needs

Stakeholders from several sectors of the water community outlined the areas under their purview that chronically lack funding. ACWA

ACWA

Association of California Water Agencies

California suffers an estimated $2 billion to $3 billion a year in chronically underfunded water needs in areas such as groundwater recharge, stormwater management, aging infrastructure and drinking water in some disadvantaged communities. That was the takeaway Monday from an informational hearing of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee.

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Emergency drought barrier removed from Delta

Department of Water Resources

The state has completed dismantling an emergency drought barrier that spanned West False River between two Delta islands. The barrier was erected in May and June to prevent saltwater from pushing with the tides into the Delta from San Francisco Bay.

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State farmers need to help set groundwater rules

Visalia Times Delta & KGPE Fresno

Within the next five years, unprecedented rules for use of groundwater will take effect in California, affecting not only farmers and ranchers, but also cities and other communities that get their water from wells. Monday, a water legislation expert addressed hundreds of pistachio growers on the impacts of California's new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

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