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Water Weekly 3: Godzilla vs. Moonbeam!

What were the three biggest California water stories of the past seven days?  Well, the news-heads and policy wonks here at Laer Pearce & Associates have compiled them for you here.  You’ll find the Big Three here every week, or you can follow LPAWater on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news and analysis. You can also sign up to receive the Weekly 3 via email here.  This week:

Mixed Signals from Brown

Gov. Brown paid a visit to the Fresno Bee editorial board this week. As the nation’s #1 ag county, water matters in Fresno, and Brown said all the right things in support of conveyance as part of a needed Sacramento Delta fix. Excuse how muted our “yay” is, because this week also saw Brown dumping the only GOP members of the pivotal California Water Commission – who happened to be the President of ACWA and the author of the water bond.  What’s it going to be, Guv, politics or bipartisan hard work?

Here’s the editorial the Fresno Bee wrote after Brown’s visit.

Read the Sacramento Bee on Brown’s ax job

“Press on!” says MWD’s Jeff Kightlinger

Curious about the top ag counties? Here they are.


It’s Fish v. Humans, with a Little Twitter on the Side

Re-cap from the MWDOC Water Policy Forum

Future reliability of water supplied from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is top-of-mind for water wonks across the state.  At the Municipal Water District of Orange County’s (MWDOC) Water Policy Forum and Dinner last month, the topic was the center of keynote speaker Gregory Wilkinson’s remarks.  Wilkinson, a lawyer who specializes in water allocation cases, warns that the feds aren’t budging from their stance that puts the needs of the Delta Smelt above the water needs of millions of Californians, but water agencies aren’t giving up on alternatives that help both fish and people.

Laer attended the dinner with iPhone in hand to live-tweet Wilkinson’s remarks.  Those tweets have been packaged as an article in the current issue of MWDOC’s E-currents newsletter, which can be read in its entirely here.