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California’s groundwater is a great natural resource and has
contributed to the state becoming the nation’s top agricultural
producer and a leader in high-tech industries. Groundwater is an
asset that is increasingly relied upon by municipalities,
industry and agriculture and it will play an important role in
the future sustainability of California’s overall water supply.
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Californians have been doing an
exceptional job reducing their indoor water use, helping the
state survive the most recent drought. With more droughts
inevitable, Californians are likely to face even greater calls to
save water in the future.
However, less water used in the home for clothes washing and
toilet flushing means less water flowing out and pushing waste
through the sewers. That has created
a host of complications (including stinking neighborhoods and
damaged treatment equipment), some of which add to the cost of
treating wastewater. It also means less recycled water for such
things as irrigating parks, replenishing groundwater or keeping
rivers vibrant for fish and wildlife.
Valley fever (also called Coccidioidomycosis) is caused by
inhaling spores of a fungus found in dry soil. … Drought, dry
soil, and rising ocean temperatures have led to more dust
storms in California and the surrounding area, according to
research from George Mason University air quality scientist
Daniel Tong. Fungus spores that thrive in the arid climate are
easily carried by wind-blown soil and spread in what scientists
call the “grow and blow” effect.
Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.),
Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.)
introduced the bipartisan Drought Resiliency and Water Supply
Infrastructure Act, a bill to improve the nation’s water supply
and drought resiliency.
Will Utah’s water supply catch up with the state’s rising
population, expected to double by 2065? It was one of the
several questions posed at Utah State University’s Research
Landscapes series focused on Utah’s waterscapes.
This post reviews some lessons from portfolio water management
in California and identifies roles for state government in
facilitating development and implementation of effective
portfolios. To better align state regulations and funding with
these goals, a more adaptable structure for state planning is
Wetlands are among the most important ecosystems in the world.
They produce high levels of oxygen, filter toxic chemicals out of
water, reduce flooding and erosion, recharge groundwater and provide a diverse
range of recreational opportunities from fishing and hunting to
photography. They also serve as critical habitat for wildlife,
including a large percentage of plants and animals on
California’s endangered species
As part of the historic Colorado River Delta, the Salton Sea
regularly filled and dried for thousands of years due to its
elevation of 232 feet below sea level.
The most recent version of the Salton Sea was formed in 1905 when
the Colorado River broke
through a series of dikes and flooded the seabed for two years,
creating California’s largest inland body of water. The
Salton Sea, which is saltier than the Pacific Ocean, includes 130
miles of shoreline and is larger than Lake Tahoe.