Thursday, October 6, 2011

News articles and links from Oct. 6, 2011

Water supply

California must boost water storage


From Contra Costa Times - Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Coalition response...This editorial gets it right, almost. While the need to increase storage to offset future drought years is irrefutable, the editorial dispatches the effect of environmental regulations on water deliveries. Restrictions during the recent drought were caused by both the reduced water supply and environmental regulation. These regulations continue to impact water deliveries from the Delta. Despite the high levels of pumping this year, "3 million acre-feet of water flowed to the sea in just 10 days" as recognized by the editorial. Meanwhile, State and federal public water agencies continue to see their deliveries reduced because of ongoing environmental restrictions.

Adding more storage to our state is important, as is continued conservation. Just as important is a much needed resolution to environmental regulations that take water away from food production and 25 million Californians.


Critics blast bill to expand McClure


From Merced Sun-Star - Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

From Modesto Bee - Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

From Fresno Bee - Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Denham's water storage bill passes out of committee, moves to House floor


From Merced Sun-Star - Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Addressing water storage and conveyance problems in the Valley


By Rep. Jeff Denham

From Aquafornia - Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Coalition response...The House committee made the right decision in approving legislation that will help safeguard the future water supply that is so desperately needed in our state. More storage and continued conservation will be needed in the future and the legislation answers the need for more storage. This measure also provides the flexibility in managing a valuable water supply that will benefit immediate users of Lake McClure water but also all water users throughout California.

In 1992, an amendment to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act encroached on the FERC boundary for Lake McClure. This legislation would restore 1800 linear feet for valuable water storage for use in wet years out of the 122.5 miles of the river that is designated as wild and scenic.


SCWC 27th annual meeting & dinner


From Southern California Water Committee


Informational hearing set on water reliability and seismic risk


From ACWA - Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Humblodt supervisors get Klamath dam update


From Eureka Times-Standard - Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Klamath agreement implications are big for Siskiyou County


By Curtis Knight

From Siskiyou Daily News - Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011


Congressman McNerney leads charge against peripheral canal


By Dan Bacher

From IndyBay Media - Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011


IID's proposal is a realistic approach to saving the sea


By Kevin Kelley

From Desert Sun - Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

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