Water News for June 13, 2018

Water Deeply: Three Ways to Protect Your Interests as a Groundwater User in California Phys.org: South Napa earthquake linked to summer groundwater dip Associated Press: Folsom, Shasta among dams at-risk of ‘insider threats’ UC Irvine: To forecast winter rainfall in the Southwest, look to New Zealand in the summer Maven’s Notebook: California Water Fix Administrative […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for June 12

Microplastics Experts Presenting at Annual Conference   Plastics seem to be everywhere in the news lately — bans on single use straws, limitations on packaging materials and microplastic challenges in the aquatic environment. CASA is sponsoring legislation (SB 1263-Portantino) that establishes a long-term strategy to address microplastics in the ocean. Two leading experts in microplastic pollution are […]

Water News for June 12, 2018

Wired: LA Is Doing Water Better Than Your City. Yes, That LA High Country News: How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River Water Deeply: Clean Streams Key to Aiding Recovery of Endangered Frogs in California San Diego Union-Tribune: California is on fire again. Here are the 2018 fires happening right now Appeal Democrat: […]

Water News for June 11, 2018

Water Deeply: Dozens of Water Systems Consolidate in California’s Farming Heartland MBG Planet: Water Is Not a Renewable Resource: An Inside Look into The Water Crises of Today California Water Blog:: SGMA struggles to overcome marginalization of disadvantaged communities Los Angeles Times: Political maneuvers preceded Metropolitan Water District’s delta tunnel vote Visalia Times-Delta: Cancer-causing contaminant found […]

Water News for June 8, 2018

Los Angeles Times: Texts reveal political maneuvering ahead of MWD’s delta tunnels vote San Diego Union-Tribune: Can you believe California has same-day laundry and shower limits? No, you can’t. Maven’s Notebook: Metropolitan Water District to vote again on whether to authorize increased funding of WaterFix Sacramento Bee: Why Southern California is calling for a do-over […]

Water News for June 7, 2018

KCRA: ‘Incredibly busy year ahead’: DWR works toward Oroville spillway deadline San Francisco Chronicle: May smashes temperature records in U.S. Water Deeply: In Berry Country, California Farmers Get Innovative to Save Groundwater Water Agency: Major flood risk reduction and dam safety enhancements planned for New Bullards Bar Pacific Standard: California State Officials Voice Concerns Over […]

Water News for June 6, 2018

KQED Science: Another Danger from Over-pumping Groundwater: Arsenic Western Farm Press: Senator pushes for revote on Temperance Flat rating Almanac News: Menlo Park: City prepares to invest in water system Chico Enterprise-Record: Editorial: Gallagher’s important bills killed without a debate Investors Hub: They are still working at repairing the Oroville Dam! Press-Enterprise: Prado Dam mural […]

Water News for June 5, 2018

Water Deeply: Why Emergency Drought Assistance Will Be Needed in California for Years UC San Diego: A little water could make a big difference for endangered salmon Fresno Bee Editorial Board: Editorial: This is California. We should be able to drink the water. Lawmakers, fix this disgrace San Bernardino Sun: Stone fire in Agua Dulce […]

CASA Connects Water and Wastewater Updates for May 30

  Suspense File Hearing Determines Bills to Move Forward   Last Friday, the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees held their “suspense file” hearings to determine the bills that move forward and those that stop for the year. Here’s how this somewhat opaque, fast-paced hearing process works. Bills that reach a certain cost threshold are automatically referred […]

Water News for June 1, 2018

Sacramento Bee: Gov. Brown makes water conservation rules permanent Mercury News: New technology can purify ‘dirty’ winter storm water Sacramento Bee: Does your water district fail to comply with drinking water standards? Water Education Foundation: It’s Not Just Nutria — Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has 185 Invasive Species, But Tracking Them Is Uneven Water Deeply: Costly […]