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CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 20

  Good morning!  His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will speak to the Legislature today about ethical leadership, the environment and compassion. His address starts at 1 p.m. and can be streamed here. In other news: One of the most

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – April 14, 2016 0

CalWatchdog Morning Read – April 14, 2016 By CalWatchdog Staff Good morning everyone, and goodbye Kobe Bryant, who scored 60 points last night in his final game as a Los Angeles Laker and a professional basketball player, capping a 20-year career. As

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Another year of CA water restrictions likely

After a sunny February, the hopes that El Nino storms would go a long way toward restoring California’s water supplies and relieving the damage done by years of drought are now fading. Instead, the new assumption is that in April,

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Good news on several CA drought fronts

State officials measured the Sierra Nevada snowpack for the second time in 2016 on Tuesday, and once again the news was good. Capital Public Radio has the details: The latest measurement …  showed that the “snowpack is growing quite nicely.”

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CA drought: Officials ease rules again

Nearly a year ago, when Gov. Jerry Brown announced a mandatory 25 percent reduction in state water use, it looked like Californians were in for a long era of constant conservation demands, even with anticipation of winter El Nino storms. Brown’s

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CA seeks drought relief from mountains to desert

This season’s heavy El Niño rains haven’t brought clarity to California’s competing drought plans, which now range from increasing water collection infrastructure to siphoning ancient reserves locked beneath the Mojave desert. Stepping up water collection has emerged as a priority

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Sinking CA land to cost billions

California’s struggling infrastructure faced the daunting prospect of too little water underground and too much falling from the sky. “Four years of drought and heavy reliance on pumping of groundwater have made the land sink faster than ever up and down

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CA stares down tough water storage task

California officials have found their drought difficulties are compounded by an ironic new challenge: too much rainwater to store. Despite decades spent puzzling over the tall order of improving the state’s massive network of waterways, “those who need water the

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CA water priorities in question

Regulators and officials grappling with California’s ongoing drought face another unceasing problem: a chorus of criticism. From conservation to infrastructure, statewide policies and priorities have come under attack from a broad assortment of adversely affected residents. Water districts themselves have wound

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CA Confused on "Drought" Meaning 0

MARCH 7, 2011 BY WAYNE LUSVARDI California’s drought barometer and vocabulary need to be reformed. The bureaucratic apparatus in California perpetually says the state is in a “drought.” In fact, with snowpack running at 124 percent of normal, the California

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