Citing potential security risks, state and federal officials are blocking the public’s ability to review documents that could shed light on repair plans and safety issues at crippled Oroville Dam. … The secrecy on the part of state dam operators prompted state Sen. Jim Nielsen to call for an immediate oversight hearing. Original article Source:… Read More

In the race to meet California’s demand for newly legalized recreational marijuana, the Coachella Valley is blooming fast as the industry’s new farming hub. Trouble is, the region also suffers severe groundwater depletion, a problem that could be worsened by the popular crop. Original article Source: California Water News feed… Read More