Scenario Is Bleak At Industry Forum
San Diego Union Tribune – By Elena Gaona
–ESCONDIDO – From letting flowering plants die to reducing production of milk, oranges and avocados, county farmers are bracing for a potentially disastrous cutback of water supplies.
Nearly 500 farmers, ranchers and nursery owners attended two talks on the subject in Escondido yesterday, many expecting to face mandatory 30 percent reductions in water supplies starting Jan. 1.
Adopt Stricter Water Conservation Rules On Your Own
Long Beach Press Telegram – September 13, 2007
Even without the impending reduction in water supply from Northern California, Long Beach should do more to conserve. Soon residents may not have a choice. And that may not be a bad thing.
Coping With Drought: As Southern California Gets Drier, We’re All Going To Have To Swallow Tougher Water Measures
In The Late Summer Of A Bone-Dry 2007, 2008 Is Already Looking Like Another Bad Year For Water Supplies In Southern California
Los Angeles Times
In the late summer of a bone-dry 2007, 2008 is already looking like another bad year for water supplies in Southern California. It’s past time for Los Angeles to start paying attention.
Marysville Appeal Democrat
U.S. District Judge Oliver Wanger on Aug. 31 ordered the State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project to reduce pumping in the (Sacramento River) Delta to protect the small silvery Delta smelt that has been declining year by year. The result will be forced conservation, more bond debt and higher prices for water consumers.
Some Experts Say The Pieces Are Falling Into Place For A So-Called "Perfect Drought," And It Could Have Devastating Consequences For California.
KABC ABC Channel 7 (Los Angeles) – By Dallas Raines
Southern California is now in its eighth year of an extended drought. But what would happen if that drought lasted for decades, or even a century? Some experts say the pieces are falling into place for a so-called “perfect drought,” and it could have devastating consequences for California.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."