California

August 29, 2014--Drought-stricken California farmers fight release of water for fish (Wall Street Journal)

In the latest battle spawned by California's drought, farmers are squaring off against Indian tribes, environmentalists and fishermen over the federal release of water to aid salmon. At issue is the U.S.


August 29, 2014--California's underground water war (Atlantic)

Grape vines march across wires strung along rolling hills, their little trunks improbably supporting heavy black fruit. Cindy Steinbeck’s family has been farming this land since 1920.


August 28, 2014--Water czar calls for basin-wide citizenship (Post Independent)

Last Friday, the former head of the water authority serving Las Vegas, Nev., electrified a crowd of Colorado water managers with her passionate and eloquent call for strategic collaboration amongst all who rely upon the Colorado River.


August 25, 2014--Thousands in Napa could be without water for week after quake (Press Democrat)

Hours after the earthquake struck, thousands of Napa city residents were facing life without water and power, with no notion of when their situation would improve. “The restoration of water is critical,” said Barry Martin, Napa city spokesman.


August 25, 2014--Northern California 6.0 quake linked to decades of overpumping groundwater? (Los Angeles Times/WIP)

Less than one week after a Los Angeles Times article linked excessive groundwater pumping to earthquakes, a level 6.0 quake rocked the Napa Valley area yesterday. From the article:


August 22, 2014--GPS devices find huge water loss in western U.S. (Pueblo Chieftain)

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water.


August 18, 2014--The cup's half full without groundwater regulation (Los Angeles Times)

They're all patting themselves on the back in the state Capitol for finally achieving a water bond deal. And that's fine. It was a momentous act. But what really would be historic — and worth running self-congratulatory reelection ads about — would be to pair the bond proposal with even more important groundwater regulation.

August 17, 2014--West’s historic drought stokes fears of water crisis (Washington Post)

When the winter rains failed to arrive in this Sacramento Valley town for the third straight year, farmers tightened their belts and looked to the reservoirs in the nearby hills to keep them in water through the growing season.


August 14, 2014--California lawmakers pass $US 7.5B water bond (Circle of Blue)

Hours before an extended deadline expired, California lawmakers on Wednesday evening passed with overwhelming support a $US 7.5 billion water spending package that allocates money to store, clean, and deliver water as well as restore ecosystems and prepare for a warming world.


August 9, 2014--In dry California, water goes to those who drill the deepest (Al Jazeera America)

The only sign of life sprouting out of a vast expanse of land in this unincorporated corner of Tulare County is a large drilling rig and two trucks laden with 1,000-foot-long drill pipes. Men in hard hats work round the clock in sweltering 100-plus degree temperatures and in the still of the night, under the glare of construction night lights.


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