Members of the tribe and their supporters will walk from Old Sacramento to the state Capitol at 10 a.m. today to formally announce the filing of a lawsuit in federal court.
Mark Franco, Sisk-Franco's husband and the tribe's head man, said the suit calls on the federal government to fulfill its obligation to replace tribal lands flooded when the dam was built and to provide funds to rebuild the ... read more >>
The civil suit against the Army Corps of Engineers will be heard after others have been thrown out. It could result in settlements to tens of thousands of storm victims.
A federal judge in New Orleans today will hear what lawyers call "the last case standing" against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its alleged failure to protect New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters nearly four ... read more >>
Central Utah's existing, developed water supply systems cannot meet the demands of population growth in the region, a study by a private consultant says.
The report for the Central Iron County Water Conservancy District is part of a developing regional capital facilities plan being drafted by Stanley Consultants, Inc. The preliminary findings were made public for the first time at a district m ... read more >>
23 whoopers died over the winter and biologists blame low river flow
A record number of whooping cranes have died while wintering along the Texas coast this year, leaving biologists stunned and once again placing the Guadalupe River at the center of the state’s ongoing battle over water rights.
A dry spell has reduced the Guadalupe’s flow so severely that the supply of fresh water and food ... read more >>
Israelis have access to more than four times more water than do Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the World Bank said in a report on Monday, Reuters reported.
It said that a 1995 interim peace accord that governs the allocation of water has proven inadequate, as the Palestinian Authority has been fragmented by the last eight years of fighting while Israel has improved its own water f ... read more >>
So, you’re talkin’ water and suspect you’re sounding a bit cliche, using the same old water idioms over and over. Your puns and clever twists seem tired and worn out. At least that’s how we feel sometimes here in suburbia, writing about water day after day. Time for some “research!” What are the most frequently-used water idioms? The all-knowing Google can tell us! From now on, we’ll avoid these ... read more >>
The other day, while reviewing an educational document on groundwater, I encountered the phrase, "groundwater in unconfined aquifers is not under pressure." I immediately scribbled "Not true!" in the margin, and explained why. Such a statement is oft-repeated, frequently by people who should know better. It's like the water-budget myth, but even more fundamental. ... read more >>
So, this is where it all started. This is the river that burned. I remember visiting Cleveland last year about this time of year and thinking these thoughts as we walked along the Cuyahoga riverfront. We all know the story. On June 22, 1969, an oil slick and debris in the Cuyahoga river caught fire in Cleveland, Ohio. This event would become the "poster child" of environmental degradation and som ... read more >>
Palestinians face dire water shortages because of both bad Palestinian management and Israeli restrictions, the World Bank said in a report on Monday.
The report, the first of its kind, noted the "complete dependence" of the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip "on scarce water resources shared and largely controlled by Israel."
It also underlined that "the joint governan ... read more >>