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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Drought / News Network / Monte Wolverton and Robert Armstrong / "Whale Wars"

Source: California Department of Water Resources

Lake Oroville is also known as Lake Edmonston, a reservoir in Butte County, Calif.

Source: California Department of Water Resources



Drought As rain and snow continue to elude California into 2014, state and local government officials are looking at ways to weather what could be the worst drought in the past 30 years. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is reducing flows from the Folsom Lake into the American River in an attempt to retain more water for the year ahead. Meanwhile, the Department of Water Resources is evaluating snowpack in the Sierra Nevada to determine what actions should be included in a potential governor’s drought proclamation. Joining us to talk about what a dry 2014 could look like in Sacramento and other parts of the state are Executive Director of the Sacramento Water Forum Tom Gohring and DWR Deputy Drought Manager Jeanine Jones.
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Photo of a sandbar on the Russian River

DWR and the State Water Resources Control Board will discuss potential future actions related to drought at a Jan. 7 California State Board of Food and Agriculture meeting.

Lessons Learned During California's Water Shortage In The 1970s

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Map from the U.S. The National Integrated Drought Information System
News Network It’s the start of a new year and a great time to check in with our news contributors in Auburn and Woodland. What impact has the unusual weather and drought-like conditions had on those two cities? In today’s News Network, we’ll talk with Auburn Journal Reporter Gus Thomson and Jim Smith, Editor of The Daily Democrat, about stories and issues they're covering.
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Dwindling water prospects have Placer Water planning for worst

Spirit 49er gold ver alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area


Together: Monte Wolverton and Robert Armstrong Editorial cartoonists have been lampooning the actions of American politicians since George Washington was president. Their artwork can make complex political situations accessible, and often times humorous, in a single picture.  So, it seems no surprise that some editorial cartoonists twilight as fine artists, choosing to express themselves more abstractly than a newspaper allows.  Editorial cartoonists Monte Wolverton and Robert Armstrong are two such artists who have chosen to step away from the news page and into the gallery.  Both artists will be exhibiting art pieces at the Blue Line Arts Gallery in Roseville from Jan. 9 to Feb. 22.
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By Robert Armstrong

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By Monte Wolverton

"Whale Wars" Matt Kimura is an elementary school teacher from El Dorado Hills who took some time off a few years back to jam up an illegal whaling operation off the coast of Antarctica. Kimura’s activism earned him a spot in the third season of Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars.” He also speaks about his Antarctic experience at colleges around the region. He’s presenting this week at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and joins us to talk more about illegal whaling.
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