The News Review:
- pinion: The South Bay needs the Delta peripheral canal
- Water-use saga: The return of Glen Canyon
- Rs 34-crore plan to meet water supply demands
- Editorial: Governor deserves more kudos on water issue
- No water to immerse Lord Ganesh
- Calif. Adds ‘Delta Tunnel’ to List of Possible Water Supply Solutions
- Early tests show diesel in Poudre River following asphalt spill
pinion: The South Bay needs the Delta peripheral canal
San Jose Mercury News
The governor is asking for a $10 billion bond act to build more dams. But the real problem one that dams cannot solve is the way water moves through the delta from the dams on the Sacramento River to water-users in the South Bay. The delta the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers is degrading our water supply and it is dangerously unreliable. The Legislature is properly focused on this issue not marginally usable new dams. The Peripheral Canal would divert water from the Sacramento River near Sacramento and move it to state and federal water pumps in the Southern delta near Tracy. These pumps supply the Santa Clara Valley with about half our water. Today water from the Sacramento River flows through the delta to the pumps.
Water-use saga: The return of Glen Canyon
Christian Science Monitor
?I don?t know that there?s very many people in the world who want to kiss love hug lick touch and talk to sandstone? says 89-year-old Katie Lee as she sums up the loss she felt when the 170-mile Glen Canyon in Arizona was dammed in 1965. The Colorado River backed up creating one of the largest reservoirs in the United States Lake Powell etching about 2000 miles of shoreline as it flooded the main canyon and nearly 200 side canyons. The purpose of the dam was to help meet the water supply of growing Western cities from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Lee a former Hollywood actress who moved to Arizona and later became the winner of the Glen Canyon Institute?s David Brower Award for outstanding environmental activism would emotionally refer to the event as a ?drowning. ?The construction of Glen Canyon Dam near Page Ariz. was a controversial project from its inception in 1956.
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Rs 34-crore plan to meet water supply demands
Times of India
The slow progress of the Bisalpurproject and low levels of water collection reported in the dam have raisedconcerns. “The monsoon season ends by September 15 and this timewith no rain in sight it is evident that the state is heading for a dry spell. The ground water resources are under pressure and therefore we require publicparticipation to achieve effective water management” an official said. Under the proposed project establishment of small single spottubewells with a capacity of about 5000 litre per day has been recommended inthe areas with relatively less water supply. Water from these tubewells will besupplied to the nearby areas to address short-term demands. However this willfurther deplete groundwater. Meanwhile officials deny thepossibility of any fall in water supply or for formulating strict measures toregulate the domestic and industrial water consumption.
Editorial: Governor deserves more kudos on water issue
And while the governor remains a man of few words for the media his actions in recent days have been speaking pretty loudly in terms of his engagement with water supply issues. f course the governor’s hand was forced by a recent federal court ruling under which metropolitan Atlanta engine of the state’s economic growth could find itself without appreciable water from Lake Lanier the water supply for much of the metro area. n July 17 Judge Paul Magnuson ruled that the metro area is not authorized to withdraw water from Lake Lanier because supplying water is not among the purposes established for the lake a U. Army Corps of Engineers project. The ruling came in connection with a long-standing legal battle among the states of Georgia Alabama and Florida with regard to use of the Chattahoochee River which was impounded to create Lake Lanier. If the three states can’t come to some agreement in three years Magnuson’s ruling calls for water withdrawals from Lanier to be cut back to 1970s levels.
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No water to immerse Lord Ganesh
Times of India
This is the secondconsecutive year when the demand for release of extra water has been denied. In a reply to the Utsav Samiti’s demand Narmada Water ResourcesWater Supply and Kalpsar department has said that looking at the present levelsof the dam and future needs of irrigation and drinking water no additionalsupply can be released. District collector Dilip Rawal gave this decision duringa meeting with the members of Utsav Samiti on Thursday evening. “Thewater situation is really bad and earlier when the government had released extrawater the dam levels had been at 330 feet. But this year the water level isjust at 311 feet. So we have appealed to all Ganesh organizers to immerse theiridols between 12 pm and 6 pm during high tide.
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Calif. Adds ‘Delta Tunnel’ to List of Possible Water Supply Solutions
New York Times
The idea to build a tunnel sprang from a handful of public workshops the department held recently on how to approach California’s long-running fight over water rights in the northern part of the state. A tunnel she said could theoretically offer a way out of the vexing maze of water supply endangered species and farming issues facing the state. “We had a lot of comments that said ‘Why don’t you go under?’” Engstrom said. “So we thought we would take a look.
Early tests show diesel in Poudre River following asphalt spill
Some of the EPA test results should be returned late today he said. The city diverted its municipal water intake from the Poudre River to Horsetooth Reservoir after the accident to prevent contamination of the city’s drinking water but the EPA is concerned cancer-causing hydrocarbons could be flowing downstream. The Fort Collins municipal water supply is safe Gertig said. (2 of 2)”Given the cleanup situation and also pending analytical tests I will tell you we will not bring Poudre River water back on for our water supply until we have fully ascertained water quality tests that assure us we have no contamination related to water quality parameters” he said. Horsetooth Reservoir will likely be the city’s sole source of water for several weeks he said adding that it’s common for the city to switch between water sources but more often uses both depending on the time of year. While the highway is now open after being closed all day Tuesday future lane closures may be possible during the weeks-long cleanup process. Roosevelt National Forest officials have closed the Poudre River to recreational use for several miles on either side of the spill.