March 6, 1991 |
In a first, tentative step, the president of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power board on Tuesday brought his pitch for a statewide water policy to the capital of anti-Southern California sentiment. Water and Power Commission President Michael Gage told an audience of Commonwealth Club members several times that if the Berlin Wall can come down, Northern and Southern California can discuss water issues. "We were skeptical of (Soviet President Mikhail S.
December 20, 1996 |
With Los Angeles already facing the possibility of losing 13% of its water supply from the eastern Sierra Nevada, Southern California was told Thursday by the federal government to cut back substantially on its dependence on another major water source--the Colorado River. In a speech to officials of the seven states that draw from the Colorado, U.S.
April 26, 1991 |
With surging population growth threatening to overburden a dwindling water supply, Southern California urban users must obtain a share of the water now used by the state's powerful agricultural industry, the general manager of the Metropolitan Water District said Thursday.
July 14, 1999 |
Pushed by outside critics and embarrassed by at least $220 million in cost overruns for their high-profile reservoir project, directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Tuesday approved the most massive reorganization in the agency's 71-year history. Without a dissenting vote, the directors decided to give new General Manager Ronald R. Gastelum broad authority to appoint new managers, transfer others and reorganize the agency from top to bottom.
November 21, 1990 |
As a light blanket of early snow fell on highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada, concerned water officials were warning Tuesday that even a season of heavy rain and snowfall may not relieve California completely from the effects of four years of drought.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2000 |
In the timeless battle over water in Southern California, it represented a mere droplet in a murky legal sea. But the ripple effect from a little-noticed policy shift could help smooth the way for eventual construction of the largest development ever approved in Los Angeles County.
March 21, 1990 |
Confronted with the fourth consecutive year of drought, officials of Southern California's largest water agency are calling for mandatory water conservation measures in Los Angeles and more than 300 communities stretching from the Mexican border to Ventura County. The giant Metropolitan Water District, projecting that supplies could fall short of demand by up to 12% in the coming year, is urging its member communities to adopt ordinances to restrict water consumption.
July 4, 1990 |
In a serious challenge to California's vast water supply system, a small fish found only in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is nearing extinction and should be listed as a threatened species, the state Department of Fish and Game has concluded.
April 20, 1991 |
For Southern California residents who are tired of counting every drop of water they use, the capital city has become something of a symbol. It is here, along the banks of the Sacramento and American rivers, that homes do not have water meters. While residents in other parts of the state lug buckets of water from their showers to their gardens, the water police have no way of knowing what kind of waste goes on inside Sacramento homes.