California Water News for April 24, 2017

The Mercury News: Oroville Dam: Blasting to be used around damaged spillway Associated Press: Truckee River out of Lake Tahoe has strongest flows since 2006, prompting advisory Summit Daily News: Mountain Town News: Will Donner Pass set new record for … Water, Water, Water Sacramento Bee: Record snowpack makes for wild whitewater rafting on American River Vail Daily News: Why […]

California Water News for April 21, 2017

ABC10: NASA says Sierra snowpack bigger than last four years combined Chico Enterprise Record: In wake of Oroville Dam spillway failure, yearly inspection bill proposed for all dams Capital Press: Congressman fends off criticism of USDA budget, Oroville Dam crisis News Deeply: Despite Wet Year, We Need Conservation Across Colorado Basin SFGate: Sierra mountain water returns to 800000 East Bay […]

BPC CEO John Coleman Offers Perspective on End of Drought with Phil Matier on KPIX Channel 5 News

This past Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown at long last announced the end of the 6-year drought, lifting the emergency measures put into place in 2014. But since much of California was already out of a drought months ago, many are left asking why the governor waited this long to act. BPC CEO John Coleman joined CBS San Francisco’s Phil Matier on his segment “Matier in the […]

California Water and Drought News for April 10, 2017

CBS:  At Issue: The End of the Drought Associated Press: California governor declares historic drought over _ for now PJ Media: Governor Brown: California Drought Is Officially Over Delta Confluence: Gov. Brown ends drought emergency in most of state KRCRTV.COM: Farmers relieved about greatest water supply since the drought E&E News: Drought declared over, so why does water future look […]

California Water and Drought News for April 7, 2017

Associated Press: California waives some permits as dam repairs rush ahead Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam fix to span two years, but some key work due before winter rains Sacramento Bee: Mighty L.A. water agency wants a share of Valley’s Sites Reservoir – and is willing to pay Associated Press: Mojave Desert water project gets Trump administration boost KCRA Sacramento: DWR […]

California Water and Drought News for April 6, 2017

Associated Press: California storm to bring rainfall that could flood river Sacramento Bee: Public needs answers on repairing Oroville dam, Delta levees and … Chico Enterprise-Record: DWR excavating Diversion Pool under emergency federal permit Observer: The Art of Now: Trump Needs to Make a Deal on Infrastructure Immediately The Mercury News: Oroville Dam: Now closed to boaters, a view from […]

California Water and Drought News for April 5, 2017

Associated Press: State: Urban Californians Still Conserving Water San Francisco Chronicle: Northern Sierra is now only 5 inches from wettest water year on record Sacramento Bee: Drought may be nearly over, but Californians are still saving water Bloomberg: A Smarter Approach to Infrastructure Observer: The Art of Now: Trump Needs to Make a Deal on Infrastructure … Christian Science Monitor: California’s […]

California Water and Drought News for April 4, 2017

Capital Public Radio News: Series Of Storms Expected To Hit California By End Of The Week Oroville Mercury Register: Hyatt Powerhouse releases resume after maintenance shutdown Merced Sun-Star: Merced County to receive portion of relief funding approved by Trump Modesto Bee: Flooding causes explosion of mosquitoes in Stanislaus County … Here And Now: In California, NASA Scientists Measure Snowpack From […]

California Water and Drought News for April 3, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Trump approves funds for California relief, including $274 million for Oroville Dam Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam documents kept secret by state, federal officials Chico Enterprise Record: A view from the other side of Oroville Dam, now closed to boaters Chico Enterprise-Record‎: Letter: State has taken away from Oroville; now it can give Trump approves federal disaster relief […]

California Water and Drought News for March 30, 2017

Associated Press: California sees heaviest mountain snowpack in years Mercury News: Drought? Sierra Nevada snowpack at 164 percent of normal Napa Valley Register: Vallejo reservoir could provide recreation, water for Napa County PG&E snow survey promising for hydroelectricity California Water Blog: Pumping out the Inland Sea – Delta exports in a time of plenty Sacramento Bee: Watch water from beautiful lake […]