upper waypoint

California’s Former Water Czar on the State’s Coming “Water Nightmare”

Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

DISCOVERY BAY, CA - MAY 22: Discovery Bay, a waterfront community of 15,000 people built on a network of man-made dikes and surrounded by fresh water, is viewed from the air on May 22, 2023, over Discovery Bay, California. The SacramentoSan Joaquin River Delta, or California Delta, is an expansive inland river delta and estuary in Northern California at the western edge of the Central Valley created by the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. The Delta is just east of where the rivers enter Suisun Bay, which flows into San Francisco Bay, then the Pacific Ocean via San Pablo Bay. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Yesterday, Gov. Gavin Newsom surveyed the Sierra snowpack and outlined a new state water plan focused on climate change. Scott and KQED climate reporter Ezra David Romero are joined by California’s former top water regulator Felicia Marcus. As the state’s top water czar, she navigated severe droughts, balancing demands for scare water by cities, farms, businesses and homeowners. 

Sponsored

lower waypoint
next waypoint
Carnaval San Francisco 2024: From the Parade Route to Parking, Here's What to KnowCarnaval Putleco Brings a Oaxacan Festival of Colors to the Bay AreaAcademic Workers' Strike Will Roll On as UC's Request for Court Order Is DeniedAdvocates Urge State to Intervene in Closure of San Jose Trauma CenterBlowing the Whistle on Medical ResearchAll You Can Eat: Yes, the Bay Area Does Have a Late Night Dining SceneForum From the Archives: From Beyoncé to Lil Hardin, 'My Black Country' Celebrates the Undersung Black History and Future of Country MusicUS Representatives Call for Investigation Into Abrupt East Bay Prison ShutdownWorld's Largest Tree Passes Health Test, Even as California's Giant Sequoias Face Growing Climate ThreatsArgument Led To Shooting That Injured 3 After Oakland Graduation, Police Say