To make good use of scarce water resources in a climate-stressed future, WSJ Energy Expert Sam Ori says it will be critical to ensure that water flows to the highest-value applications. (Wall Street Journal)
Brown Admistration Considering One-Tunnel Approach to Delta Project
Silicon Valley’s water district Wednesday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build twin tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta but said it would support a smaller, less expensive project. A top state official said the Brown administration is willing to consider such an approach.
Despite epic rain and snow, California keeps emergency drought restrictions in place
California’s snowpack is at 184% of average for this time of year. Cities from San Francisco to Los Angeles have recorded their highest rain levels in years. Rockslides and flooding hit Northern California.
Many of California's larger reservoirs still starved for rain
With several Bay Area reservoirs nearly full, at capacity or overflowing, you might think we're in good water shape. But, when it comes to the state's really big reservoirs, which we depend on most— think again.
Local water districts may get break from state on use reductions (LA Times)
While new regulations approved by state water officials Tuesday extended restrictions on urban water use through October, they also instituted measures that could help local water districts that have struggled to meet reduction mandates.
Californians reduced water use by 18.3 percent in December, marking the third straight month that Governor Jerry Brown's statewide mandate of 25 percent wasn't met, according to data released by the State Water Resources Control Board.