University of Oregon students got a viral black eye Monday when photographs on social media revealed huge piles of trash — with much “O”-branded paraphernalia included — strewn across Slaughterhouse Island on Lake Shasta in Northern California. … The university is investigating the situation and talking with the landowner, which is the federal government. Source:… Read More

Nevada’s wildland firefighters are readying themselves for a treacherous fire season in months ahead. That’s because a multi-year drought interrupted by El Nino moisture created conditions that cranked up the risk of wildfire in both the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin. Source: California Water News feed… Read More

The Bureau of Reclamation, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today that three pulse flow releases from Whiskeytown Dam into Clear Creek will be made in late May and June to attract adult spring-run Chinook salmon to upstream Clear Creek habitats for holding and spawning purposes. Source: California… Read More

Brazil’s visionary theme of ‘Sharing Water’ for the 8th World Water Forum embodies its commitment to finding the best ways to use and conserve water. The Forum in Brazil, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, will be hugely significant, not only for Brazil, but for the whole of South America, and Portuguese… Read More

Billions of gallons of water are used each day in the United States for energy production—for hydroelectric power generation, thermoelectric plant cooling, and countless other industrial processes, including oil and gas mining. And huge amounts of energy are required to pump, treat, heat, and deliver water. This interdependence of water and energy is the focus… Read More