“Just saying no is no longer an option when it comes to working with the state on water issues, the general manager of Glenn Colusa Irrigation District said Wednesday at the meeting of the Butte County Water Commission.
“Thad Bettner was in Oroville to report on a recently completed 5,000-acre-foot water transfer to farmers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”
From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):
“More than half of surveyed California residents (53%) believe that the water supply for their part of the state will be somewhat or very inadequate in 10 years, according to a poll conducted in early September by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).
“The poll found mixed views among Californians on water policy. About half (49%) say the state should focus on conservation, user allocation, and other strategies to manage water more efficiently, while 45% say officials need to build new water storage systems.
“… Whether it’s the water worries of the residents of Gold Village, the water bills of Marysville ratepayers, receding water tables in the Central Valley, or the fight over who controls the water of the Colorado River, two things about water are clear: everyone needs it, but not everyone can get what they need at the price they can afford.
“The University of California, Davis, will build on its success as a center for problem-solving research on California’s critical water issues thanks to a $10 million gift to the Center for Watershed Sciences.
“The Water Resources Association of Yolo County is continuing its long stewardship of local water resources through its involvement with an extensive, regionally focused plan.
“The project, referred to as the Westside Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, intends to help manage water resources in the region over the next 20 years, including, among other things, conservation efforts, wetlands enhancements and invasive species abatement in the Putah Creek and Cache Creek watersheds.
“Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials gave about 100 residents a rare peek into how it treats and stores water at the LA Aqueduct Filtration Plant and L.A. reservoir in Sylmar on Saturday, and new projects the utility has in the works.”
“The creators of a new California water atlas are hoping to make data on the state’s water resources more accessible and comprehensible through a series of interactive maps. … [Laci] Videmsky and his co-director Chacha Sikes, a programmer, hope the new digital atlas will help journalists, activists, and ordinary citizens learn more about how water is allocated and used in the state.