COMMENTARY: State Water Map Has a Treasure of Information

NY Times, UC, and state water board publish interactive map

The New York Times, using data based on numbers reported by about 400 water districts to the California Water Resources Control Board; David Sunding, University of California, Berkeley; Pacific Institute; and University of California, Los Angeles,has published an interactive map with information about water conservation and the cuts that have been proposed throughout the state.

This is the Internet at its best. The map has three tabs; the size of the proposed cuts, the change in consumption, and the daily gallons per capita.

After selecting the map you want to use, you get circles for each water district whose color and size indicate the information — including the city of Hollister and the Sunnyslope Water District.  Run your mouse over the circle and the actual data displays,  Go slow in areas, like ours, with more than one district and each will come up separately.

These cuts have not been adopted, but they are the recommend numbers that will be considered by the board  One map has the two-year record of change for the reporting water districts.

Interesting and informative.

See the MAP by clicking here.

Marty Richman

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Marty (Martin G.) spent his teen years in northern New Jersey. He served more than 22 years on active military duty, mostly in Europe, and is a retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4, Nuclear Weapons Technical Officer. Marty then worked 25 years in various engineering and management positions in the electronics and energetic materials industries supporting the communications, computer, aerospace, defense and automotive sectors. He is a graduate, summa cum laude, from The College of Hard Knocks, among his numerous awards and accomplishments. He was a regular weekly Op/Ed columnist and feature writer for The Hollister Free Lance for seven years and a member of its editorial board for five years. Marty is a frequent commentator and contributor to BenitoLink on a wide variety of local, state, national and international subjects.   Marty was elected to represent the City of Hollister District 4 on the City Council in November, 2018. Marty and his wife, Joyce, have been residents of Hollister since 1996.