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Restore the Delta to what?, a new bill to require cost analysis of the tunnels, the BDCP blog and Cadiz in the news this weekend, plus a look at the calendar for the week ahead
Saturday began with the Contra Costa Times story reporting that a federal lawsuit against the Cadiz project had been thrown out, DWR has a new flood fighting video, and Barry Nelson at the NRDC blogged about The BDCP Blog and the $11 Billion Question.
On Sunday, NPR asked the question, Restore the Delta! To what, exactly? The Stockton Record reported on a new bill authored by Garamendi and other members of the California congressional delegation that would require a cost study of the Delta tunnels, and the Mercury News reported on a new Delta visitors center that has opened up in Oakley. And check out this great article from the USGS on monitoring Delta flow.
LAST WEEK’S TOP STORIES
The Los Angeles Times story, Northwest dries up, South takes a pounding in new winter forecast, was the top news outclick, followed by the Fresno Bee’s story on a case before the Supreme Court regarding flood control compensation and the Los Angeles Times story on how Delta residents are preparing for battle. Also popular was an Atlantic Cities article on California’s Big Squirt and the Capitol Weekly segment with Phil Isenberg, Nancy Vogel, and John Herrick. Top commentary goes to Melinda Terry’s commentary in the Ventura County Star, Delta proposal not what it seems, followed by Patrick Milligan’s commentary in the San Bernardino Sun, Bay Delta Conservation Plan protects a sensitive eco-system and California’s water supply. Top blog posts were Alex Breitler’s Face off in Fresno and the Valley Economy blog’s Urban Water Agency Op-eds Follow the Same Script.
WHAT’S ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK
The Council for Watershed Health will present LA’s Clean Water Story on Tuesday, and on Thursday, the Northern Sacramento Valley Water Forum will meet in Chico.
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