Clean water advocates urge residents to attend the California State Water Resources Control Board public workshop on July 26 in Bakersfield and July 28 in Fresno. The workshops will cover regulations planned to set a legal limit on 1, 2, 3-Trichloroporpane TCP
Activists critical of Nestle North American Waters, which has been drawing water from the San Bernardino National Forest for its Arrowhead bottled water, say the company’s permit has lapsed and therefore it should stop collecting water from an environmentally sensitive canyon in the area.
A U.S. Geological Survey shows that a little more than half of the Colorado River, the West’s primary water source, is groundwater before it seeps into the river bed. The preliminary finding may help city water supply managers anticipate future volumes amid rising temperatures and less snowfall.
California’s groundwater, researchers say, is more plentiful than they thought. The water had eluded them because they weren’t searching deep enough, according to an assessment published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
California’s State Senate has approved a bill that would ban drilling new wells where aquifers are in “critical overdraft,” and mandate that some cities and counties require permits for any applications to drill a well.