Thursday, April 12, 2012

News articles and links from April 12, 2012


Conditions for major reservoirs


From DWR

Data as of midnight, April 11, 2012

Next storm to pack a punch


By Ken Clark

From AccuWeather - Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Only time for a brief update today. Storm number one has produced some pretty good weather for central and Southern California. Rainfall amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch were common. Parts of the Central Valley have had severe thunderstorms this afternoon producing hail of 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter. Showers will diminish and end early tonight but the next storm will charge east. The second storm is looking like a bigger precipitation producer than yesterday.

Districts work on divvying state water


From Riverside Press-Enterprise - Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Water agencies in the San Gorgonio Pass area are working on an agreement to share limited supplies from the State Water Project and avoid lawsuits.

NID rescinds water shortage declaration


From YubaNet - Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Directors of the Nevada Irrigation District on Wednesday (Apr. 11) rescinded their earlier water shortage declaration and said the district would return to normal water operations this year.

US reviews ideas for boosting West's water supply


From Capital Press - Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Demand for water in a river basin that serves more than 36 million people in the West and Mexico is expected to overwhelm supply in the next half-century as the region grows. So the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation asked the public what to do about it.

Keeping it down on the farm: Agricultural water use efficiency


From Western Water - March/April 2012

There are two constants regarding agricultural water use - growers will continue to come up with ever more efficient and innovative ways to use water and they will always be pressed to do more.


Little Hoover Commission to hold hearing on Governor Brown's reorganization plan


From Aquafornia - Thursday, Aug. 12, 2012

The Little Hoover Commission will be studying Governor Brown's reorganization plan on April 23 through the April 25. The possible move of the Delta Stewardship Council into the Resources Agency will be heard on Wednesday the 25th. The public will have time to comment during the hearing.

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