Weekend Wrap-Up: Governor’s Executive Order; Drought
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up on Aquafornia:
At the top of the scroll: “Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Redouble State Drought Actions” headlined a news release from the Governor’s Office Friday, April 25. In the news coverage following his announcement were “Gov. Jerry Brown Issues New Executive Order on Drought,” Los Angeles Times, “Gov. Brown Orders More Emergency Drought Measures,” The Sacramento Bee, and “New Calif. Drought Orders, Requests From Gov. Brown,” Capital Public Radio.
Among additional drought-related headlines were these articles: “With No Federal Water, Pot Growers Could Be High and Dry,” McClatchy Washington, D.C., Bureau; “Jobs, Money Dry Up in Farm Towns” and “Rain Washes Out Fears of New Dust Bowl,” San Francisco Chronicle; “California Drought Putting Fish, Birds and Tree Species at Risk, Scientists Say,” The Sacramento Bee; “Fresno’s Groundwater Supply Gives City Some Protection from Drought,” The Fresno Bee; and “A Few California Cities Start Water-waste Patrols,” Associated Press.
Aquafornia Water Word of the Week: Sister site Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s vetted, online water encyclopedia, has more than 200 definitions of water terms from A to Z. With the governor’s recent announcement, the Water Word of the Week is once again Drought. Read the post: Drought: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “EBMUD Taps Sacramento River Water for First Time to Avoid Rationing,” from the Contra Costa Times. Excluding news articles, “Breaking the Dam on Groundwater,” an editorial from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? The Foundation’s third annual Anne J. Schneider Foundation Lecture Series is 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Stanford Law Professor Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson Jr. will deliver the lecture, ”Thinking Big: Is It Time for Transformative Changes in California Water Policy?” Also on tap for tomorrow is a State Water Resources Control Board/Department of Water Resources Public Listening Session on Water Transfer Process Streamlining and a Brown Bag Seminar titled “Exploring Methane and Carbon Dioxide Exchange from Agricultural and Wetland Land Uses in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta,” the last in a five-part series on The Delta Carbon Cycle.