BLOG ROUND-UP: Bloggers on the snow survey, Delta tunnels polling, DWR dams and spillway repairs, San Joaquin River restoration, flood improvements, and more …
BLOG ROUND-UP: Bloggers on the snow survey, Delta tunnels polling, DWR dams and spillway repairs, San Joaquin River restoration, flood improvements, and more ….
Water, water everywhere but not a drop to waste: Anna Wearn writes, “The results are in: California’s snowpack is 164% of average, according to the latest Sierra Nevada snow survey.
… ” Read more from the NRDC Switchboard blog here: Water, water everywhere but not a drop to waste Public Policy Institute of California: 77% of Californians Think Governor’s California WaterFix is Important to the State’s Future: Californians for Water Security write: “This week, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) published a poll which highlights that 77 percent of Californians view Governor Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix as “important.” In fact, 51 percent think it is “very important.” The poll, which appeared in the report “Californians & Their Government,” also specifies that the majority of California residents in favor of water infrastructure improvements, in the aftermath of winter storms, flooding and the crisis at Oroville Dam.
According to the latest PPIC statewide survey, 61% of Californians say that more spending on water and flood management infrastructure is very important for their part of California.
The Yuba County Water Agency played a key role in helping manage the Oroville Dam spillway challenges earlier this year by coordinating its releases on the Yuba River with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR).
… ” Read more from the Water Wired blog here: Another groundwater case for SCOTUS?
Rodney Smith writes, “Hydrowonk gratefully received an invitation to attend the Salton Sea Tour sponsored by the Water Education Foundation on March 16th, the day the Natural Resources Agency released a 10-Year Plan for habitat and dust suppression projects in the Salton Sea.
Given that none of them has ever shown enthusiasm for state environmental protection, it’s possible whether their rule concern is federalism or deregulation.
It’s difficult, however, to see a case for a wholesale abrogation of federal authority in favor of the states.
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