Weekend Wrap-Up: Drought; Climate Change
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up on Aquafornia:
At the top of the scroll: Among drought-related news over the weekend were these articles: “Amid Drought, Water-use Penalties Hit Bay Area,” San Francisco Chronicle; “San Joaquin Valley Water Users Irked by Feds’ Use of Millerton Lake for West-side Farms,” The Fresno Bee; “Water Shortages Force Stanislaus County’s Westside Almond Growers to Make Tough, Costly Choices,” The Modesto Bee; “Dry, Warm Winter Expected to Impact Annual East Contra Costa U-Pick Season,” Contra Costa Times; and “California’s Drought Makes It Difficult for Birds to Find Enough Water,” Capital Public Radio.
Headlines were also about climate change, including “Wildfires Worse Due to Global Warming,” the Associated Press; “Gov. Jerry Brown Presses Message on Climate Change,” Los Angeles Times; and “Jerry Brown — ‘Humanity is On a Collision Course with Nature,’” a post on The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog.
Aquafornia Water Word of the Week: Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week is actually an acronym, but look for BDCP on sister site Aquapedia in both the Useful Acronyms section and under the more than 200 definitions of water terms. Read the post: “BDCP: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “New Entity to Manage Planning for Massive Delta Tunnels,” from The Sacramento Bee. Excluding news articles, “In California Drought, Fortunes are Made,” a commentary from The Seattle Times, and “California’s Drought — Where has the Water Gone this Year?” a post from the Natural Resources Defense Council staff Switchboard blog, tied in receiving the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events include today’s Brown Bag Seminar, “Resilient and Sustainable Delta Infrastructure – Quantifying Risks to Integrated Resources,” in Sacramento; and a State Water Resources Control Board meeting May 20-21 in Sacramento. Coming up is a free drought briefing, “The Challenges of Drought: Water Project Operations,” cosponsored by the California Department of Water Resources and Water Education Foundation, on Wednesday, June 4, in Sacramento, and the Foundation’s Bay-Delta Tour (Field Trip) June 18-20.