DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Watchdogs and feds say San Luis Reservoir at risk if an earthquake strikes; What went wrong at Oroville? Congressional Democrats demand answers; 50 programs scrapped at EPA; and more …
Congressional Democrats demand answers; DWR continues recovery efforts, blasts slopes near spillway; Drought’s not over for everybody; New technologies aim to help California conserve; Animation shows California’s dramatic reversal of fortune; For want of a drink; 50 programs scrapped at EPA; and more … In the news this weekend … Watchdogs and feds say San Luis Reservoir at risk if an earthquake strikes: “Some of the same people who warned state leaders about the probability of Oroville Dam failing are now sounding the alarm at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County.
… ” Read more from the Sacramento Bee here: What went wrong at Oroville?
Congressional Democrats demand answers DWR continues recovery efforts, blasts slopes near spillway: “For the next four to six weeks, the Department of Water Resources will be conducting controlled blasts on the slopes near the damaged spillway at Lake Oroville to make the site safer for construction workers.
… ” Read more from the Appeal-Democrat here: DWR continues recovery efforts, blasts slopes near spillway Drought’s not over for everybody: “Most Californians are – finally – out of the drought, but the record-setting rains have not washed away emergency conditions for all residents.
Here is a sample of programs that would be eliminated: … ” Read more from the SF Chronicle here: 50 programs scrapped at EPA In commentary this weekend … Jerry Brown ended the drought too soon, says Ralph Shaffer: He writes, “A week into April, in the wake of one of the wettest January/February periods on record, Gov.
… ” Continue reading at the Pasadena Star News here: Jerry Brown ended the drought too soon In regional news and commentary this weekend … Residents near Oroville Dam spillway tired of dust, damage, and disruption: “Most people don’t know Oregon Gulch Road in Oroville.
They can look at the Oroville Dam spillway every day.
… ” Read more from the Sacramento Bee here: Truckee River out of Lake Tahoe has strongest flows since 2006, prompting advisory Record snowpack makes for wild whitewater rafting on the American River: “The Meat Grinder rapid on the South Fork of the American River looks like a cauldron of bubbling soup, its contents rising and falling, splashing and swirling along its one-third of a mile stretch.
… ” Read more from the Sacramento Bee here: Record snowpack makes for wild whitewater rafting on the American River Yolo County: Hearing scheduled to assess local action on sustainable groundwater management: “A number of hearings have been scheduled as the time draws near for putting in place California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
… ” Continue reading at Benitolink here: San Benito: Recycled water adds to supply Ridgecrest: Groundwater cooperative discusses GSA workshop, LA Aqueduct runoff: “The IWV Cooperative Groundwater Management Group met for their monthly meeting on Thursday afternoon to discuss a number of topics on the state of water management in the local area.