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Blog: The growth of the water beat

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In the spring of 2014, Kate Galbraith, an environment reporter living in San Francisco, wrote a feature story for the Columbia Journalism Review about the lack of resources that newsrooms were giving to the water beat. In the 2,800-word article, Galbraith drew a contrast with the high-traffic, well-staffed energy beat. … Much has changed in the last 18 months. 

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News

Blog: Fish screens are part of the answer to saving Sacramento River salmon

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Before the founders of the Family Water Alliance began installing metal screens at the end of the big pipes that draw water from the Sacramento River to irrigate Colusa County’s rice and vegetable fields, seasonal salmon runs often included sizable helpings of fresh fish flopping in the brown dirt of farm furrows. The pumps that transported water were powerful enough to suck migrating fish into the pipes and toss them out the other end, typically startled and very much alive.

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News

Californians must prepare for winter floods while still conserving water

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Californians should prepare for floods this winter if El Niño materializes as experts expect, but must continue to conserve water too. That was the message delivered by several state officials today during a press conference to honor the launch of 2015 California Flood Preparedness Week. … DWR launched a new website that details the state’s efforts on flood preparation.

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News