Memorial Day Weekend Wrap-Up: Drought; Water Quality
Welcome back! Here’s the wrap-up on Aquafornia from the Memorial Day Weekend:
At the top of the scroll: Headlines associated with drought issues included “Water Rights Records Riddled with Errors” and “California Fails to Adequately Track Water Use,” the Associated Press; “Water Pumping Creates Groundswell for Regulation,” Stockton Record; “Pipeline Over Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Eyed for Marin Water Supply,” Marin Independent Journal; and “Saving Water Easier Said than Done,” The Salinas Californian. Water Education Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Bowles was quoted in CNN’s “How Oceans Can Solve Our Freshwater Crisis.” “Curtailment of Diversions Due to Insufficient Flow for Specific Fisheries” was an announcement from the State Water Resources Control Board.
In other news, the Associated Press reported, “USDA Seeks Partnerships to Protect Soil, Water.”
Aquafornia Water Word of the Week: Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week is a newly added term on sister site Aquapedia, the Foundation’s vetted, online water encyclopedia. Read the post: “Streamgage: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was a tie: “34 Projects Authorized By Water Legislation,” from the Associated Press, and “U.S. Senate Passes California Drought-relief Bill,” from the McClatchy Washington, D.C., Bureau. Excluding news articles, it was a three-way tie: “Sen. Feinstein’s Wrong Response to the Drought,” an editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle; “Seven of 10 of California’s Most Polluted Beaches are in Northern California,” a post on the KQED Science blog; and “Up to 40% Losses Expected in Friant Dam Water Releases,” a post on The Fresno Bee Earth Log blog by Mark Grossi.
What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events include a Delta Stewardship Council meeting May 29-30 in Sacramento. Right around the corner on Wednesday, June 4, is a free drought briefing, “The Challenges of Drought: Water Project Operations,” cosponsored by the Foundation and California Department of Water Resources, in Sacramento.