Water War Counterattack

The public counterattack in the San Joaquin Valley's newest water war surfaces as Kern County confront Westlands Water District.

Read Time: 1 minute

August 15, 2000, 9:30 AM PDT

By Laura Kraft


The federal government could settle the issue easily -- federal officials could manage the Central Valley Project to send more water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta so Westlands would have its full federal allotment of irrigation water. Since the early 1990s, federal environmental regulation has forced more Northern California river water flowing out of the Delta into the ocean so dying fisheries could rebound. As a result, Westlands' 1.15 million acre-foot federal allotment has been almost cut in half in many years.

Thanks to Laura Krafft

Tuesday, August 15, 2000 in The Fresno Bee

Books

The Top Urban Planning Books of 2022

An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.

November 28, 2022 - James Brasuell

Alaska

Anchorage Eliminates Parking Requirements Citywide

Anchorage is the latest city to enact sweeping parking reforms, in another blow to the car-centric status quo of planning.

November 23, 2022 - Anchorage Daily News

Central Subway Construction

Long Delayed, $1.95 Billion Central Subway Opens in San Francisco

San Francisco’s first north-south subway opened last weekend, extending service on Muni’s T light rail line.

November 22, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

Station with rown of red Capital Bikeshare parked bikes on Washington, D.C. sidewalk

Bikeshare Ridership Up From Pre-Pandemic Levels

Shared micromobility, particularly docked bikeshare systems, are seeing record growth, but ‘scooter inflation’ may cool riders’ enthusiasm.

25 minutes ago - Bloomberg CityLab

Metro Bus

Free Rides, Overnight Service Considered for Metro Transit in D.C.

Washington, D.C. councilmembers are making a bold commitment to public transit.

1 hour ago - The Washington Post

Wall of computer servers with blue and yellow cables for cryptocurrency mining

New York Temporarily Bans Crypto-Mining

Could New York State’s ban on the energy-intensive activity foreshadow similar actions in other parts of the country?

2 hours ago - Curbed

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.