A year ago today, December 13, the Thomas Fire had swallowed large swaths of Ventura County and crept to within striking distance of Montecito. Within just a week, it would leap into Santa Barbara’s front country and set the stage for the late-night debris flow that took 23 lives. View Original Article Source: California Water… Read More

California is no stranger to extreme weather. The last decade has brought crippling droughts and dam-busting deluges. And climate change is only making the situation worse by turning up the heat during the dry season and supercharging storms during the wet season. Now, a new study suggests rising temperatures also will increase the frequency of… Read More

The final two downhill ski resorts in the Tahoe area will open this week, while several others are closing in on opening their entire mountains for the 2018-19 season. Diamond Peak Ski Resort, in Incline Village, announced it planned to open Thursday, while historic Granlibakken Tahoe will open for the season the following day. View… Read More

November saw a hotly contested election for two of the three open seats on the Nevada Irrigation District board — in large part due to the ongoing controversy over the Centennial Dam, and whether the district needs to continue with the multimillion-dollar reservoir project. View Original Article Source: California Water News feed… Read More

Europe’s drought is still wreaking havoc on the river cruise industry, although recent rains have eased conditions and a week-long wet-weather forecast is on the horizon. “We are back on track with fast-rising water levels on the Rhine,” said Rudi Schreiner, co-founder of AmaWaterways, adding that recent rains have allowed the river cruise line to… Read More

The report is full of photos of the Mono Lake Committee in action in our focus areas of protection, restoration, education, and scientific research. It also has the Committee’s audited financial information for 2017, our ecological footprint, list of Mono Lake Volunteers, and the names of the Guardians of the Lake and Defense Trust members. View Original Article Source: California Water News feed… Read More

Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River are close but haven’t finalized an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to enact in 2020. The federal government’s top water official, Brenda Burman, is expected to urge action Thursday at a Colorado River Water Users Association conference in Las Vegas where… Read More