Post this in your “I can’t believe someone thinks this is a good idea” file, under “Amazing Audacity.” The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor map of California shows that only a tiny fraction of the state — 0.73% —remains listed as being in Extreme Drought. That’s Santa Barbara and a sliver of Ventura and Los […]
Protecting several species of endangered fish in the San Joaquin River watershed has become an exercise in weighing false environmental precepts and zero-sum-game conservation assumptions against commonsense practicalities. With 3.5 gallons of water flowing out to sea in 2016 for every gallon pumped from the Delta to southland cities, some still say that Delta smelt, winter-run […]
For quite some time, there’s been a little debate going on in California over the true numbers describing how much water is used in the Golden State for urban dwellers, businesses and industry compared to farms, the environment and other activities. This argument is a bit strange, since the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) publishes its detailed analyses of […]
Environmental objections to new dam construction in California may be a primary reason why endangered winter-run Chinook salmon and other threatened fish go extinct.