From Press-Enterprise – Wednesday, March 30, 2011
From News 10/ABC – Tuesday, March 29, 2011
From CBS/47 – Tuesday, March 29, 2011
By Denis Wolcott
From PR in LA – Tuesday, March 29, 2011
From NY Times – Tuesday, March 29, 2011
(The following response is posted online to the above stories.)
Coalition response...Governor Jerry Brown is expected today to declare an end to the drought declaration by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. While it is good news, it is important to remember that this water won't last forever. Currently the State's reservoirs are at 85% capacity and pumps have been turned off because there is nowhere to store additional supplies. That means if California turns dry again next year, today's abundance is lost. California is in need of more reservoirs for water storage. Almost 300 thousand acre-feet per day is being released to the Pacific Ocean, enough to serve the domestic needs of 1 to 2 million Californians for an entire year. This need for increased storage emphasizes the need for an improved conveyance system that will deliver the water to all water users in our state.
This year's abundant water supply gives us hope. New storage and improved conveyance will give us the assurance that adequate water should be available when the state faces another dry year in the future.
From Bay Citizen – Tuesday, March 29, 2011
From The Record – Wednesday, March 30, 2011
From Siskiyou Daily News – Tuesday, March 29, 2011
From Record Searchlight – Tuesday, March 29, 2011
From Hanford Sentinel – Tuesday, March 29, 2011