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Saturday, 08 October 2016 05:59

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  • California redwoods license plate dies for lack of interest

    Aquafornia

    A four-year campaign to raise money for California’s state parks system with a new commemorative license plate featuring redwood trees has failed for lack of support. … A plate designed to raise money for environmental restoration at the Salton Sea — a vast inland body of water in Imperial and Riverside counties — died earlier this year when it sold only 151 copies, according to the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs.Original article

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  • Developer reviving Temecula water park project

    Aquafornia

    The City Council on Tuesday, May 23, will be discussing in closed session the potential sale of land at the corner of Dendy Parkway and Diaz Road, a 32-acre parcel that has long been eyed as a potential site for a water park by city officials and  developers, including the team that managed Wild Rivers in Orange County.Original article

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  • Commentary: The ludicrous plan to pump Mojave water to Los Angeles

    Aquafornia

    In 1992, prospectors in Los Angeles hatched an idea for a new water supply that was improbable and speculative, even by Southern California standards. Far off in the Mojave Desert, beneath the flat dry lake bed of the Cadiz Valley, millennia’s worth of groundwater could be pumped and piped 43 miles to the Colorado River Aqueduct, the crown jewel of the Metropolitan Water District’s massive web of infrastructure.Original article

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  • Drought over, Russian River and Lake Sonoma ready for summer visitors

    Aquafornia

    With the unofficial start of summer looming over the Memorial Day weekend, outdoor enthusiasts and recreational businesses alike are looking forward to returning to Sonoma County waterways rejuvenated by record rains after five years of drought.Original article

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  • Kent Lake water flow study to look at fish impact

    Aquafornia

    With one report saying the state is facing an unprecedented loss of fish species, a local group has won $158,000 to look at how water released from Kent Lake affects local coho salmon and steelhead trout. The Marin Municipal Water District — the agency that operates the Kent Lake reservoir — is under a 1995 state Water Resources Control Board order to release water periodically to aid federally endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead trout.Original article

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  • Go West, young pine: US forests shifting with climate change

    Aquafornia

    A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds.Original article

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  • Oroville residents urge city to ask for more from DWR

    Aquafornia

    Residents raised their voices at a town hall Monday, letting the city council know their opinions about the city’s relationship with the state Department of Water Resources and the Supplemental Benefits Fund.Original article

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  • Farmer faces $2.8 million fine for plowing field

    Aquafornia

    A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County. … Because the property has numerous swales and wetlands, [John] Duarte hired a consulting firm to map out areas on the property that were not to be plowed because they were part of the drainage for Coyote and Oat creeks and were considered “waters of the United States.”Original article

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  • Massive landslide covers Highway 1 in southern Big Sur

    Aquafornia

    Caltrans said Monday its unclear how long Highway 1 in southern Big Sur will remain closed after a landslide covering between a quarter and a half mile brought millions of cubic yards of dirt and rock down the hillside at Mud Creek on Saturday. According to Caltrans spokeswoman Susana Cruz, there are five active landslides in the area, which is about 9 miles north of the southern Monterey County border.Original article

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  • Yosemite access from Tioga Pass may not be clear until July as crews inch forward

    Aquafornia

    Plowing a road that cuts through the high Sierra after a record year for snowfall is no easy task in Yosemite National Park. Crews are working hard on clearing Tioga Road, the main artery that connects Yosemite Valley with Highway 395 in the eastern part of the Sierra.Original article

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