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Throughout California’s desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.
Capping a rare instance of congressional compromise, President Barack Obama signed a $12.3 billion water projects bill Tuesday, financing improvements ranging from a harbor expansion in Boston to flood control in Iowa and North Dakota.
The House passed the closest thing so far this year to an infrastructure bill — a $12 billion-plus bipartisan measure authorizing 34 water projects, ranging from flood protection in California and North Dakota to deepening the Port of Savannah and widening a Texas-Louisiana waterway that services the oil industry.
For months farmers have only been able to guess how the drought would affect them, but this year’s planting season brings bad news. Not only are the crops hit hard, other businesses are feeling the pain.
Instead of it lowering with their water usage, a new $12.30 fee appeared, labeled as an adjustment to meet the minimum charge.
Corky Quirk, known in our area as the Bat Lady, is the founder of Northern California Bats. She rescues, rehabilitates and releases the flying mammals.
Results from the latest snow survey in the Sierra are in, and as expected, they are lower than average.
State surveyors will travel up the High Sierra on Tuesday to take their monthly measurements of the snowpack, learning if recent storms brought any relief to California’s drought.
Rivers have receded and are allowing people to walk in farther and pan for gold in spots that haven’t been accessible for years.
Washing cars without a water nozzle is also banned. Washing hardscapes — or man-made outdoor surfaces — is also prohibited, unless doing so is required for health and safety purposes.
House committee will hear from farmers, communities leaders and state officials.