NEWS WORTH NOTING: Secretary Laird Announces Establishment of Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group; DWR Applies Treatment to Silverwood Lake Algal Bloom
NEWS WORTH NOTING: Secretary Laird Announces Establishment of Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group; DWR Applies Treatment to Silverwood Lake Algal Bloom.
Secretary Laird Announces Establishment of Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group From the California Natural Resources Agency: Furthering the State’s continued efforts to address the effects of climate change, California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird today announced the appointment of 14 leaders in state climate science and infrastructure design to the Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group.
“I am proud to announce the appointees of the Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group,” stated Secretary Laird.
Through its deliberations, the working group will investigate: Current informational and institutional barriers to integrating projected climate change impacts into state infrastructure design Critical information that engineers responsible for infrastructure design and construction need to address climate change impacts How to select an appropriate engineering design for a range of future climate scenarios as related to infrastructure planning and investment.
I am pleased to know that engineers and climate scientists will be working together to ensure our state infrastructures are resilient enough to withstand the impacts of climate change.
California Department of General Services Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh Stanford University: Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment More information on the appointees can be found at: http://resources.ca.gov/climate/climate-safe-infrastructure-working-group/ DWR Applies Treatment to Silverwood Lake Algal Bloom No Swimming Allowed Due To Ongoing ‘Warning’ Advisory From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today applied an algaecide treatment to the algal bloom in Silverwood Lake that has prevented swimming there for the past week.
DWR said the copper sulfate treatment kills blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) instantly, but cells and toxins need one to three days to degrade and decompose.
Silverwood Lake’s bloom was first observed in early July.
DWR applies copper sulfate to algal blooms in the State Water Project one or two times a year.
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