California

S. Calif. Water Officials Declare Supply Alert Amid Worsening Drought

"Southern California’s powerful water agency on Tuesday issued a supply alert, calling on the region to conserve vital resources and prepare for continued drought — a move that brings the state’s largest population center closer to the tough water restrictions imposed on communities elsewhere."

Source: LA Times, 08/18/2021

"Fueled By Winds, Largest Wildfire Moves Near California City"

"GRIZZLY FLATS, Calif. — A wildfire raged through a small Northern California forest town Tuesday, burning dozens of homes as dangerously dry and windy weather also continued to fuel other massive blazes and prompted the nation’s largest utility to begin shutting off power to 51,000 customers."

Source: AP, 08/18/2021

"Washington's Orca Whale Pods Receive New Federal Habitat Protection"

"Washington's endangered orca whales received new habitat protections from the federal government on Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service finalized rules to expand the orca's critical habitat from the Canadian border all the way down to Point Sur in California, adding 15,910 square miles of foraging areas, river mouths and migratory pathways."

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 08/02/2021

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