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Friday, March 28, 2014

 

Below Morelos Dam after one hour of pulse flow. MICHAEL COHEN/Pacifici Institute  
Pacific Institute  

 

Alive again

Osvel Hinojosa knew that an infusion of water would bring the Colorado River delta back to life. But in just a few days, a U.S.-Mexican experiment to revive the delta environment has exceeded his expectations. The water is running deeper, faster and wider than anticipated in a channel that was once bone-dry. Los Angeles Times

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• Water surge aims to restore Colorado River delta
• See Colorado River as it flows into the delta

Map shown at press conference Wednesday shows Sites Reservoir plans. BILL HUSA/Chico Enterprise-Record  
Enterprise-Record  

All eyes on Sites

California's drought and shifting politics appear to be boosting the odds for approval of the first major reservoir in the state in more than a decade. The huge lake — five times bigger than Lake Sonoma — would not dam a regional watershed or fishery. Instead, it would hold water diverted from the Sacramento River. Santa Rosa Press-Democrat

ALSO:
• Garamendi, LaMalfa introduce legislation for reservoir
• Sites Reservoir: A long time in coming, a long way to go

The team plans to start a year-long trial in which local people manage the filtration themselves. STUART ISETT  
New Scientist  

Coaxing toxins

More than 100 million people worldwide are exposed to dangerous levels of arsenic. A team at UC Berkeley is planning a trial to filter 10,000 litres of water every day in rural sites across India, using technology that collects arsenic as rusty sludge. New Scientist   >> MORE DETAILS


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Imperial Valley fallowing program retooled Palm Springs Desert Sun
'Exceptional' drought expands along SoCal coast KNBC Los Angeles
APRIL 17: Helix Water District holding drought workshop San Diego Union-Tribune
Contest to reward waterwise homeowners Coast News
MWD to launch radio ads to ask for water-saving help Metropolitan Water District
Too late for conservation? Santa Barbara Independent

O T H E R  N E W S
The politics of water, Part 2 Banning Record Gazette
EVWD: Big plans for the future Highland Community News
Line break leaves Meiners Oaks, school without water Ventura County Star
SDCWA adopts long-term plans for water facilities, reducing GHG SDCWA.org
Film focuses on Dean Kamen, water access Palm Springs Desert Sun
 


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