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Record heat in California is no fluke, experts warn

Aug 8, 2018 at 2:00pm

By Rong-Gong Lin II and Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times

At Scripps Pier in San Diego, the surface water reached the highest temperature in 102 years of records, 78.8 degrees.

Insights: Water and Drought Online Seminar Series

Aug 8, 2018 at 2:00pm

Developing research based solutions to water related challenges.

How Wildfires Affect California’s Water Supply

Jul 24, 2018 at 2:00pm

By Henry Mccann, Jeffrey Mount, Claudia Herbert, Public Policy Institute of California

Summer marks the traditional beginning of California’s fire season, although the warming climate has stretched the season considerably.

Napa, Sonoma vineyards get new rules erosion control

Jul 31, 2018 at 10:00am

By Robert Hines, The North Bay Business Journal

Starting at the end of July, vineyards in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds will have to start documenting for regulators how they limit erosion into those waterways.

Does the Bay Area Have Enough Water for Economic Growth and Salmon?

Jul 31, 2018 at 10:00am

By Alastair Bland, Water Deeply

A final draft of the state’s plan to increase flows in key tributaries of the Bay-Delta will mean more water for fish but less for urban areas like the San Francisco Bay Area.

This Summer’s Heat Waves Could Be the Strongest Climate Signal Yet

Jul 28, 2018 at 9:00am

By Bob Berwyn, Insideclimate News

'In many places, people are preparing for the past or present climate. But this summer is the future.'

Sonoma County awaits clarity on proposed changes to Endangered Species Act

Jul 27, 2018 at 9:00am

By Hannah Beausang

The Trump administration is seeking to alter key provisions of the Endangered Species Act, a 45-year-old federal law that has shaped growth in Sonoma County during repeated battles between builders attempting to develop land and environmentalists seeking to protect rare plants and animals.

Hot Weather, Land Abuses Fueling Algal Blooms in Western Waters

Jul 30, 2018 at 9:00am

By Matt Weiser, Water Deeply

Toxic bacteria produced by some algae are a threat to public health. Climate change may be one reason algal blooms have become a growing concern for many water agencies.

Volunteers help to make sure Berryessa clean for drinking water

Jun 6, 2018 at 11:00am

By Susan Hiland, Daily Republic

Lake Berryessa — The water in Lake Berryessa is blue and deep. Thousands come every year to enjoy the beauty of the area and activities on the lake. As a source of drinking water for thousands of residents in Solano County, it is important to keep the lake water drinkable.

More robust mussel prevention needed at local reservoirs

Jun 4, 2018 at 11:00am

By Mary Callahan, The Press Democrat

A specially trained dog named Noah is receiving well-deserved praise after preventing a mussel-infested watercraft from launching Saturday in Lake Mendocino — a frighteningly close call that public officials say underscores the need for long-delayed, full-time measures to protect regional reservoirs and critical infrastructure from exposure to the destructive organisms.

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