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Water policy wonks and earthquake engineers will be skipping out of the office this week



The water system through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta region has large metal screens in place at the Skinner facility to protect fish from being sucked through large pumps. A peripheral canal would move water round this system, but would have to be designed to minimize risks to fish as well.
The water system through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta region has large metal screens in place at the Skinner facility to protect fish from being sucked through large pumps. A peripheral canal would move water round this system, but would have to be designed to minimize risks to fish as well.
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We've got lots of what I call day-long nerdfests this week in LA on subjects near and dear to my heart, environmental risk management and water policy. I'm not going to be able to get to a darn one of them, but being at them is usually fascinating, if you want to know what's coming next. So, since you're probably like me, here's a quick roundup of what's happening locally among people who make choices about this stuff that most of us never think about.