Raging wildfires throughout California are a daily reminder of the extremely dry conditions currently facing the state. Just how dry is it?
STOCKTON, CA - The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta has settled its lawsuit with the City of Stockton and San Joaquin County over toxic stormwater discharges into Delta waterways. The 2009 lawsuit, brought under both the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, alleged that discharges from the City and County’s storm sewer system violated Clean Water Act requirements and degraded water quality to a degree that harmed endangered species in the Delta.
Farmers, farmworkers, communities and fish hang in the balance
California’s ongoing drought, now stretching into a fourth punishing year, is having a huge impact on the state and has become the number one issue facing policymakers according to statewide voters. A recent Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) statewide poll shows that 39% of all Californians identify water as the number one issue facing the state.