Cross-border water pollution between Tijuana and South San Diego is not new, but in recent years, the problem has grown worse. The reasons are complicated: There is Tijuana’s topography, with its steep hillsides and canyons that drain towards the border; the factories that get away with illegal dumping; the city’s rapid population growth, aging wastewater… Read More

The Trump administration is expected to put forth a proposal on Tuesday that would significantly weaken a major Obama-era regulation on clean water, according to a talking points memo from the Environmental Protection Agency that was distributed to White House allies this week. View Original Article Source: California Water News feed… Read More

A toxic waste removal crew Thursday sifted through the ash and rubble of a burned-out garage near the southeast edge of Paradise, shoveling asbestos-containing debris into plastic bags. … Officials say they hope to finish the operation within 9-12 months, an aggressive target that will comprise hundreds of workers and coordination between the state Department… Read More

A new digital map that highlights which community water systems have reported the presence of lead pipes and fittings is the latest legislatively-mandated action to target the health risks of lead in drinking water and set a timetable to replace the potentially hazardous hardware. Released today, the map uses data from nearly 3,000 community water… Read More

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) presented Dr. Bin Guan with the 2018 Climate Science Service Award for his tool that identifies atmospheric rivers in weather models. The work supports experimental forecasts of these large storms earlier than current models. … DWR staff presented the 2018 award to Dr. Guan on December 5 at a DWR/Water… Read More

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) expects California will receive less than the $9 billion she requested from congressional leaders to help with recovery from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire her state has ever experienced. “Well, we won’t get $9 billion,“ Feinstein told POLITICO today, adding that she doesn’t have an update on negotiations over a… Read More

The agency that manages the Central Arizona Project canal signaled its support for the latest outline of a Colorado River drought plan on Thursday in a vote that could lay the groundwork for a deal aimed at preventing Lake Mead from reaching perilously low levels. … And with this vote behind them, Arizona water officials will… Read More