The Water Education Foundation has hired veteran journalist Douglas E. Beeman as its news & publications director as it prepares to move more of its journalism online, announced Jennifer Bowles, the Foundation’s executive director Starting in 2018, the Foundation’s premiere water resources magazine, Western Water, will join the world of online media where it will… Read More


California’s forests are seeing a continued die-off of trees even a year after last year’s heavy rains ended the state’s crippling drought. The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday that 27 million trees died over the past 13 months after five dry years left them severely dehydrated and vulnerable to bark beetle attack. View Original Article… Read More


Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada will continue to see dry conditions for the next week, and possibly longer, according to the National Weather Service. Sunshine and clear skies are in the forecast for the Tahoe Basin through the week. View Original Article Source: California Water News feed… Read More


Research shows that the world’s saline lakes are at risk, among them Utah’s Great Salt Lake, which is fueling controversy over a proposal to build new dams on its largest tributary. View Original Article Source: California Water News feed… Read More


Santa Rosa is open to a large-scale composting operation on city-owned property near the Laguna Road wastewater treatment plant, an option that could provide curbside garbage customers some monthly savings. The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency has been looking for a new site for an organic composting facility since a longtime operation atop the Central… Read More


The tide watchers start patrolling whenever the celestial forces align. From coast to coast, hundreds of tide watchers come out with their cameras to record the latest ‘king tides,’ brief episodes of tidal flooding that could become the norm, with expected sea-level rise. View Original Article Source: California Water News feed… Read More


Ed McCormick, hailed as a superstar of the industry, was chosen this week as the general manager of the West County Wastewater District, pending the drafting of a mutually agreeable contract. Hired in April as the district’s interim GM, McCormick currently is paid at the rate of $250,950 a year, not counting benefits, after an… Read More


Yesterday [Dec. 6], partners collaborating in efforts to enhance the habitat values of lands contributing to the Pacific Flyway in the Sacramento Valley gathered at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to recognize the work that had occurred during the past year. For the first time in several years, the Flyway was not suffering from conditions… Read More