California Drought

Senator Block’s bill seeks $9 million to tap ‘rivers in the sky’

Senator Block’s bill seeks $9 million to tap ‘rivers in the sky’

Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers working to seed atmospheric rivers

During the Aug. 13 La Jolla Town Council (LJTC) meeting, 39th District State Senator and La Jolla resident Marty Block noted that Gov. Jerry Brown, while in San Diego just days before to address the drought, vowed to cut San Diego some slack in complying with the state’s stern water mandate.

“He got an earful on how the conservation we’ve done in San Diego in the last two decades (including the desalinization plant opening soon in Carlsbad) really makes the additional limits he’s placing on us unfair — and I truly think he heard...

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