Weekend Wrap-Up: Drought; Groundwater
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: Drought and groundwater issues garnered weekend headlines. Among them were “California Looking to Recycled Water to Ease Drought Concerns” in The Sacramento Bee; “California Drought Spawns Well Drilling Boom,” Associated Press; “Dry Times Redefining Storied Palm Springs Desert Oasis,” The Desert Sun; and “State Water Board Official Shares Views About Region’s Groundwater Concerns,” The Modesto Bee. “California Needs Overdraft Protection for Its Dwindling Groundwater Supplies” was an editorial in The Sacramento Bee.
News articles also ranged from “Districts with Senior Water Rights May Get Boost After March Rains,” Chico Enterprise-Record, to “Mobile Classroom Rolls Out to Teach Students About Los Angeles River,” Los Angeles Times.
Western Water Magazine: Check out the March/April issue of the Water Education Foundation’s Western Water titled “Dry Times Ahead: California’s Drought.”
Aquafornia Water Word of the Week: The Anne J. Schneider Foundation Lecture Series is Tuesday, April 29, in Sacramento. Because her bio is included in sister site Aquapedia’s Historical Water People section, it’s timely to run again the post, “Anne J. Schneider: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “El Niño Could Bring Big Storms Next Winter, New Report Says,” from the San Jose Mercury News. Excluding news articles, “Groundwater Becoming Another Big California Water Fight,” a commentary in the Los Angeles Daily News, received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events are today’s Brown Bag Seminar titled ”Remote Sensing of Delta Wetlands: A Few Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future,” the third in a five-part series on The Delta Carbon Cycle; a State Agency Team Public Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater Management April 16; a California Water Commission meeting April 16; a Delta Science Program Workshop on Interior Delta Flows and Related Stressors April 16-17; and a Delta Independent Science Board tour/meeting April 17-18.