A Changing Water Landscape Ellen Hanak January 13 2020 A look back at the PPIC Water Policy Center’s work in 2019.
California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Hampers Shasta Reservoir Project Brian Gray, Jeffrey Mount January 6 2020 A proposal to raise Shasta Dam to increase storage capacity is unlikely to go forward, given the protected status of a tributary that the project would inundate.
Video: A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems Lori Pottinger December 9 2019 California’s current approach for managing freshwater ecosystems is not working. An expert panel discussed an alternative path.
Commentary: California Must Stop Relying on the Endangered Species Act to Manage the Environment Jeffrey Mount December 5 2019 California’s freshwater ecosystems are under pressure and aquatic biodiversity is in decline. The state needs a new approach to protect the many beneficial uses these ecosystems provide.
Reducing Flood Risk in the Central Valley Lori Pottinger November 19 2019 The Central Valley has some of the highest risk of flooding in the state—and that risk is growing as the climate changes. We talked to Tim Ramirez of the Central Valley Flood Protection Board about what’s being done to manage this risk, now and into the future.