Monday, October 17, 2011

News articles and links from Oct. 17, 2011

Water quality

EPA: California waters show widespread pollution


From SF Chronicle - Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011

Coalition response...While the EPA was complying with the Clean Water Act in developing this list, it was also acknowledging the successful effort of farmers, public water agencies and others to halt the flow of selenium and other naturally occurring minerals from reaching the San Joaquin River. The Grasslands Bypass Project was established in 1996 for an area south of Los Banos in which a cooperative effort proved successful in reducing the selenium runoff by 87% from 1995 to 2010. During that same time the reduction of drainage water was dropped by 75%. The Grassland Bypass Project was termed a "success story" by EPA's Region 9 office in a two-page report posted on the EPA's website. Read the report at


Forum to bring NorCal up to speed on state-wide water issues


From Chico Enterprise-Record - Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011

Will bigger dam bring new jobs? We'd die waiting


From Redding Record Searchlight - Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

Mexico's newest export to US may be water


From Desert Sun - Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

From Fresno Bee - Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

From SJ Mercury News - Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

Central Valley Project Begins Water Year 2012 with 9.3 Million Acre-Feet of Storage (78 Percent of Capacity)

Press Release

From USBR - Friday, Oct. 14, 2011


Delta plan is a fair way to balance water supply


By Phil Isenberg

From Sacramento Bee - Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011

Bill averts disaster while quenching California's thirst


By Sen. Michael Rubio

From Bakersfield Californian - Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011


Selenium cleanup


From Fresno Bee - Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011

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