Everyone loves desalination, but there are cheaper alternatives | The Modesto Bee

Desalination proponents often tout Australia and Israel, but their experiences are warnings for California. Widely available conservation and efficiency measures, such as recycling and capturing storm water, are far less expensive. Source: Everyone loves desalination, but there are cheaper alternatives | The Modesto Bee
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San Diego Water Rate Dispute Continues, Expected To Go To California Supreme Court | KPBS

Damages awarded to the San Diego County Water Authority in a long-running legal dispute over rates need to be recalculated, a panel of state appellate justices ruled Wednesday. Experts expect both sides to take the case to the state Supreme Court. Source: San Diego Water Rate Dispute Continues, Expected To Go To California Supreme Court […]
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As summer nears, historic winter still grips state’s high country – San Francisco Chronicle

Winter is horning in on summer in the California mountains, where a stubborn blanket of snow is preventing several high-country camps from opening just as swarms of seasonal sojourners are itching to head for the hills. Summer officially begins Wednesday, but the historic storms that rolled through this winter deposited so much snow in the […]
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Dam safety records should be public – San Francisco Chronicle

Since the tallest dam in the United States threatened California with catastrophe last winter, state officials have responded with policies to stanch the flow not just of water but of information. Among them, it expands the emergency action plans required of federally regulated dams to other dams and makes them consistent with other state emergency […]
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