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"Press" skeptical of Peripheral Canal plans.

The "Press" is the newspaper in Tracy, a south Delta community where the massive state and federal pumps are located. The Press is highly skeptical of plans to build a Peripiheral Canal around the Delta region to ship Northern California water south to the western San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. Here is the editorial the newspaper wrote about it:  READ MORE »

Turlock facing $216,000 fine for sewage discharge (from the Modesto Bee)

Violations like this happen across the state. It is an indication of how broken our waste water system is.

Turlock facing $216,000 fine for sewage discharge violations
By MICHAEL R. SHEA
mshea@modbee.com
last updated: March 27, 2008 10:48:53 AM

[img_assist|nid=71|title=|desc=The City of Turlock is facing a $216,000 fine for 72 discharge violations into the San Joaquin River since January 2000. - Modesto Bee - Brian Ramsay|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=168]The City of Turlock is facing a $216,000 fine for 72 discharge violations into the San Joaquin River since January 2000. - Modesto Bee - Brian Ramsay

TURLOCK - The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has proposed a $216,000 fine against Turlock's waste-water treatment plant for 72 discharge violations into the San Joaquin River since January 2000.  READ MORE »

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March 22 is World Water Day

Water situation bleak in India

20 Mar, 2008, 1302 hrs IST,Gem Paul, TNN

NEW DELHI: There is no doubt that water and sustainable development are inextricably linked. Once viewed as an infinite and bountiful resource, water today defines human, social, and economic development. Without adequate supplies and management of fresh water resources, Socio-economic development simply cannot take place.  READ MORE »

Salmon Declining

California's salmon populations are declining dramatically. Can we save them? Here's a suggestion how we can start. CLICK HERE

Public Trust Alliance Email to State Water Resources

What follows is an e-mail from Michael Warburton, executive director of the Public Trust Alliance to a State Water Resources Control Board official regarding his views on the water board's public trust duties.  READ MORE »

C-WIN and CA Sportfishing Protection Alliance file petition.

Two statewide environmental groups today filed a [img_assist|nid=62|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=49]petition with the State Water [img_assist|nid=63|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=94]Board contending current operations of the Delta are a violation of the Public Trust and an unreasonable use of water and a waste of water under state law. Here is the press release of the California Water Impact Network and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance

19 March 2008

Public Trust, Unreasonable Use Complaint Filed With State Board
Groups will Sue in 60 Days if Board Fails to Schedule Evidentiary Hearing
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CA Dpt of Water Resources Response to High Selenium Levels in the Western San Joaquin.

The California Department of Water Resources has answered Kesterson whistleblower Felix Smith's petition to the State Water Board alleging that irrigation of high selenium soils constitutes an unreasonable use of water under state law. Judge the merits of the petition for yourself. CLICK HERE. Compare DWR's response with the earlier response from the Bureau of Reclamation also posted on this site.

Speaking Engagement

Lloyd will be speaking to the Oakhurst Democratic Club on Saturday, April 5, at the Ol' Kettle Restaurant in Oakhurst at 9:30 a.m. If you're heading north on Highway 41 from Fresno, it's on the left-hand side in front of the Shilo Inn. The street address is 40530 Highway 41. Any questions call Ellie Schermerhorn at (559) 656-2342. For more information on Lloyd's Speaking Engagements, visit this page.

Picture of the Week

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