John Coleman Editorial in the Sacramento Bee on the California Drought

Viewpoints: Extraordinary times call for extraordinary response John A. Coleman Special to The Bee Published: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 – 12:00 am Nearly every day brings fresh signs that California is in a drought of epic proportions. Whether it’s the historic announcement of zero deliveries from the State Water Project or the latest survey confirming […]

Today’s Drought-Related News

  Climate Central: ‘Atmospheric River’ May Put a Dent in California Drought NBC: Drought Prompts Bay Area Water Agencies to Recycle Rain  KQED: Could We Find Tomorrow’s Water Supply Under the Ocean? Capital Public Radio: House Passes Water Delivery Act The Fiscal Times: California Drought Crisis: A $5B Hit to the Economy  

ACWA Establishes Statewide Drought Action Group

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         Feb. 6, 2014     Contact:  Lisa Lien-Mager, Director of Communications, 916/441-4545 or 530/902-3815 (cell)   ACWA Establishes Statewide Drought Action Group Water Community Experts to Identify Needs, Actions to Combat Severe Impacts   SACRAMENTO – With California now in its worst drought on record, ACWA is moving to assemble […]

Link to Live Stream of House Floor Debate on Proposed Drought Bill

Here is a link to the live stream of the House floor debate on Rep. Valadao’s drought bill, HR 3964. Debate will likely begin between 3:00 and 3:30 EST. http://www.c-span.org/video/?317560-2/HouseSession5815  

Federal Agencies and State of California Coordinating Response to Drought

For Release On: Feb. 5, 2014 Federal Agencies and State of California Coordinating Response to Drought Reclamation, NRCS announce additional funding opportunities for water conservation SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With California in its worst drought in the state’s 160 years of record-keeping—and following Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s declaration of a Drought State of Emergency on […]

Today’s Drought-Related News

  Fresno Bee: As California drought persists, federal aid begins to flow National Geographic: Epic California Drought and Groundwater: Where Do We Go From Here? FOX 40: Northern California Almond Growers Weigh Water Options Reuters: California lawmakers preparing $644 million drought relief bill    

Today’s Drought-Related News

California Economic Summit – California drought and water bonds loom large at environmental meeting ACWA – DWR Snow Surveyors Measure Lowest Snowpack on Record CBS Los Angeles – Ability To Obtain Clean Drinking Water From Salt Water A Near Reality, Says UCLA Professor Fresno Bee – Drought Cuts Into State’s Hydro Power Supplies  The Republic- Brown […]

House Tackles California Drought On Multiple Fronts

WATER: House tackles Calif. drought on multiple fronts Debra Kahn, E&E reporter Published: Monday, February 3, 2014 Congress is eyeing California’s record-breaking drought this week by reviving political hot-button issues as well as long-term infrastructure proposals. A bill to make more water available to farmers in the Central Valley is headed to the Rules Committee […]

Drought Year Water Actions page – New Postings from the State Water Board

This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board. The following new information has been posted to the State Water Resources Control Board’s “Drought Year Water Actions” page: Notice of a Temporary Urgency Change Petition filed by California Department of Water Resources and the United States Bureau of Reclamation Regarding Delta Water Quality […]

From the Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown, Senate GOP offer plans for dealing with drought

AM Alert: Jerry Brown, Senate GOP offer plans for dealing with drought Sacramento’s record winter stretch without rain has finally come to an end, but the California drought marches on — and with it, California politicians’ efforts to find a solution. Gov. Jerry Brown, who yesterday spoke with President Barack Obama about the drought, continues […]