February 10 California Drought Update from ACWA

February 10, 2014 This is the third issue of the California Drought Update, compiled by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) to keep media and other audiences current on drought conditions, impacts, news and other developments. Please visit ACWA’s website for additional information and resources. Questions? Contact Lisa Lien-Mager, ACWA Director of Communications, lisalm@acwa.com […]

An ACWA Event: 2014 Drought – Impacts and Actions: What you Need to Know

Whether it’s the lowest Sierra snowpack on record or the historic announcement of zero deliveries from the State Water Project, it’s clear that California is in a drought of epic proportions. Local, state and federal agencies are mobilizing to address the challenge, but experts agree we are in unchartered territory. What will these unprecedented conditions […]

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 […]