Wednesday, March 30, 2011

News articles and links from March 30, 2011

STATE: Drought is over, but water worries are not


From Press-Enterprise – Wednesday, March 30, 2011

If drought is over, should we still conserve?

TV News

From News 10/ABC – Tuesday, March 29, 2011

California drought over?

TV News

From CBS/47 – Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The pyschology of water


By Denis Wolcott

From PR in LA – Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Finally, California Finds a Surplus: 50 Feet of Snow


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.


Under Pressure from Feinstein, Feds Open Tap for Farmers


From Bay Citizen – Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Thanks for opposing canal


From The Record – Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Farm Bureau files suit


From Siskiyou Daily News – Tuesday, March 29, 2011

DFG counsel defends permitting program in Siskiyou County


From Record Searchlight – Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Costa: Proposed law would bring more water


From Hanford Sentinel – Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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