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February 25, 2004 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Lester Snow, a veteran in the complex, contentious world of California water issues, was named director of the Department of Water Resources by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday. Snow, 52, a Democrat, is the former executive director of CalFed, the ambitious federal and state program to "save" the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the state's largest watershed, by balancing the competing interests of environmentalists, cities and farmers. He has also been regional director for the U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2004 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Lester Snow, a veteran in the complex, contentious world of California water issues, was named director of the Department of Water Resources by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday. Snow, 52, a Democrat, is the former executive director of CalFed, the ambitious federal and state program to "save" the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the state's largest watershed, by balancing the competing interests of environmentalists, cities and farmers. He has also been regional director for the U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2008 | Nancy Vogel
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday declared a drought emergency in nine Central Valley counties. San Joaquin Valley farmers who had planted crops this spring in anticipation of getting 45% of their usual water supply from the federal network of dams and canals called the Central Valley Project learned recently that their supplies would be cut to 40%. The further curtailment will force some farmers to abandon crops, said Lester Snow, director of...
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October 6, 1992
San Diego pipelines will deliver emergency water to Tijuana for four days beginning Wednesday, officials said Monday. The service should avert a water shortage while crews build a pipe parallel to the existing line that delivers Colorado River water to Tijuana, San Diego County Water Authority officials said. Lester A. Snow, general manager of the water board, said in a statement Monday that he hoped the four-day delivery would help build a "strong, mutually beneficial relationship with Mexico."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1988
San Diego County Water Authority officials have agreed to temporarily suspend plans to build a dam in the environmentally sensitive Pamo Valley. The Water Authority Thursday supported a report prepared by the agency's general manager, Lester Snow, who recommended that efforts to acquire a federal permit for the $86-million dam be halted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1989
The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors voted Thursday to approve an agreement with the city of San Diego detailing each agency's responsibilities in the anticipated battle against the proposed San Diego Gas & Electric Co. merger with Southern California Edison. The agreement, which the City Council approved Tuesday, formally documents a series of informal understandings previously reached between the city and the Water Authority.
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December 31, 2008 | Associated Press
State officials on Tuesday reported a deeper Sierra snowpack than last year but cautioned that California needs a much wetter winter to recharge its water supplies. The state Department of Water Resources reported from its first snow survey of the season, taken at an elevation of 6,800 feet near South Lake Tahoe. The snow depth measured 41 inches, compared with 29.2 inches a year ago, while the water content was 83% of normal. Electronic sensor readings taken throughout the range show the overall water content of the Sierra snowpack at 76% of normal, compared with 60% last year.
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November 14, 2004 | From Times wire reports
Millions of California residents and billions of dollars worth of homes and businesses are located in flood plains protected by century-old levees that are in danger of failing, the state's two top flood control officials warned Tuesday. "Our current flood management system is broken," said Lester Snow, director of the California Department of Water Resources. "If we don't fix it, we're going to have disaster after disaster after disaster."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1990
I am sure letter-writer Steve Garcia (April 2) is not alone in his sentiment that "if you love California, let your water run over the curb and into the gutter." But his belief that water conservation encourages population growth is patently false. California and other parts of the Southwest are experiencing an unusual fourth year of drought. Because of this, we need a concerted water conservation effort simply to support the people who live here now, much less any added population in the future.
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May 21, 2009 | Bettina Boxall
The Department of Water Resources announced Wednesday that it will give State Water Project contractors 40% of what they requested. Although that figure remains low, it is far more than earlier allocation numbers, which started at 15% and then rose to 20% and 30%. "Early May snow and rain improved the water supply situation enough to allow this modest expansion," said department Director Lester A. Snow. But he cautioned that the state's three-year drought was not over. "Gov. Schwarzenegger's statewide drought declaration remains in effect and all Californians must heed his call to reduce their water use," he said.
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November 14, 1987 | BILLIE SUTHERLAND, Times Staff Writer
The San Diego County Water Authority has selected an Arizona man as its new general manager. The appointment of Lester Snow, 36, of Tucson, was made Thursday by the authority's board of directors during a closed session. Snow, who will be paid $85,000 a year, will start the job in January. He replaces Ralph Grahl, who has been serving as acting manager. Grahl said he will return to his job as a part-time consultant with Sholders & Sanford, a civil engineering firm based in Hillcrest.
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