Weekend Wrap-Up: Drought; Legislation
At the top of the scroll: “California’s New Water-waste Penalty Also Applies to Government, But Who Will Enforce It?” headlined an article in The Sacramento Bee. Also included among the variety of drought-related articles by reporters were “Agriculture Chief Visits Water-starved Families,” Associated Press; “High-bidding Farmers Battle in Water Auctions,” San Jose Mercury News; “Drought Hinders State’s Emissions Goals,” San Francisco Chronicle; and “California Drought Will Only Get Worse, Experts Say,” Los Angeles Times. “Persuading Delta Residents that Twin Tunnels Would Be Good,” a Q&A, and “Spending on the Delta a Sticking Point in the Water Bond,” an editorial, were in The Sacramento Bee. “Coalition Forms to Manage California’s Groundwater” was the headline of George Skelton’s Capitol Journal column in the Los Angeles Times. Water Word of the Week: Hydroelectric Power is Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s vetted, online water encyclopedia. Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Sacramento Judge Makes Precedent-Setting Ruling On Groundwater Regulation,” from Capital Public Radio. Excluding news articles, “Overwatering is a Crime – Except for State’s Biggest Water User,” an editorial in The Sacramento Bee, and “Cadiz Project Water to Be Made Available Locally,” a commentary in the San Bernardino County Sun, tied in getting the most views. What’s on the Calendar? Among this week’s events will include a Delta Stewardship Council meeting Friday, July 25, in Sacramento. Save Our Water displays are at the California State Fair through Sunday, July 27, in Sacramento. On tap this fall from the Foundation are the following events: “Water 101: The Basics and Beyond” Oct. 2-3 in Rancho Cucamonga; a Russian River Tour Oct. 9-10; the 2014 Santa Ana River Watershed Conference Oct. 14 in Riverside; the Northern California Tour Oct. 22-24; and the San Joaquin River Restoration Tour Nov. 6-7.