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Water Weekly 3: The color of trouble

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 Thursday, 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:

Brown Out

During the campaign, Jerry Brown shed about as much light on his water policy as a … moonbeam.  We thought he’d be OK, but would he be great OK or so-so OK? It’s the latter. Resources Secretary Jerry Meral said yesterday MWD’s hoped-for big tunnel will no longer be the primary focus of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. EPA praised the move. MWD’s been quiet. Enviros have dug in with, “Tunnels, chunnels or any movement of water from or around the Delta are [sic] wrong! They will destroy the Delta …” Where’s the wiggle room in that?

Here’s the SacBee on Meral’s comments.

And from the far left, a response (more…)

Water Weekly 3: Sweet and Stinky News of the Week

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 Thursday, 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:

Big News

Yeah, we’re excited the cops are finally closing in on Bat Boy, but the really big news this week is just how much good water news there’s been.  Where do we start?  How about the settlement agreement that will allow more water to be pumped from the Delta?  Or the fact that there’s lots and lots of snow in the Sierras and it’s very, very wet?  Or that the fisheries folks are predicting a banner year for California salmon, an indicator fish for Delta ecology? There’s just so much to choose from!

Read all about it!  The Delta Settlement!

Extra! Extra! Snow Packs Mountains!

This just in! Salmon Spawn Like Rabbits! (more…)