Bountiful snowfall may not provide drought relief for California

But all experts agree that this season of voluminous precipitation won’t be adequate to refill the state’s parched reservoirs. 

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Ask The Californian: What is the status of the Lake Isabella Dam?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a wide-ranging study of the two dams at Isabella Lake.

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Debate over $11.1 billion water bond begins

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Latino groups oppose water bond

STOCKTON – Latino organizers of two recent water forums are opposed to the $11.1 billion water bond facing California voters Nov. 2.

“We stand against it,” Michael Villanueva, president of Hispanics for Political Action, said after hearing from various sides of the water issues at the forums his organization sponsored at University of the Pacific.

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Flow Criteria for the Delta: Wading through muddy legislation

Populations of fish in the Delta have plummeted in recent years to historically low levels. 

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ACWA Lauds Appointments to Delta Stewardship Council

Sacramento – Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Executive Director Timothy Quinn issued the following statement today on appointments to the Delta Stewardship Council announced by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. Created as part of a comprehensive legislative package on water enacted in November 2009, the council is charged with developing a plan to guide state and local actions to improve both water supply reliability and ecosystem health in the Delta.

“The appointments announced today reflect a strong slate of individuals suited to the important mission ahead. Phil Isenberg brings decades of experience and knowledge of Delta issues, and led the Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force effort that was so central to last year’s legislative accomplishments on water.”

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IRVINE: The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that toxic runoff from the former El Toro Air base poses no threat to nearby residents, backing the city and water district’s contention that ongoing cleanup efforts are proceeding as planned.

IRVINE The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that toxic runoff from the former El Toro Air base poses no threat to nearby residents, backing the city and water district’s contention that ongoing cleanup efforts are proceeding as planned.

City officials hope the EPA’s determination will allay concern about the toxic plume, which resulted from more than 30 years use of a solvent with trichloroethylene, or TCE, which was later found to be a carcinogen. The removal of the TCE is among a handful of cleanup projects making way for the Great Park and adjacent development.

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