News Worth Noting: Foresthill Public Utility District partners with Nevada Irrigation District on LiDAR mapping project, Obama Administration releases Climate Resilience Toolkit for communities, Metropolitan dedicates courtyard in honor of Jack Foley

Foresthill PUDForesthill Public Utility District Partners with Nevada Irrigation District on LiDAR Mapping Project:The Foresthill Public Utility District (FPUD) announced today a partnership agreement with the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) of Grass Valley, CA. In a pact that will benefit each district, both parties will share certain costs on an aerial mapping project that uses LiDAR technology. Accurate mapping of the FPUD’s Sugar Pine reservoir is required in the process of renewing its current State water rights. Similar mapping requirements exist for the NID in the environmental review of the proposed Parker Reservoir on the Bear River in Placer and Nevada Counties. … ” Read more here: Foresthill Public Utility District Partners with Nevada Irrigation District on LiDAR Mapping Project

WhiteHouseObama Administration releases Climate Resilience Toolkit for communities: Today, the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience – a group of leaders from across the country who are working to boost resilience efforts in their communities – released recommendations on ways in which the federal government can support actions to address the impacts of climate change. In response to early input from the Task Force, the Administration has developed the Climate Resilience Toolkit, a website that provides centralized, authoritative, easy-to-use information, tools, and best practices to help communities prepare for and boost their resilience to the impacts of climate change. … ” Continue reading at the White House website here: A Toolkit to Help Communities Respond to a Changing Climate

MWD logoCourtyard at Metropolitan headquarters building dedicated in memory of past board chairman John V. “Jack” Foley: The courtyard at Metropolitan Water District’s headquarters building in downtown Los Angeles was formally named today in honor of John V. “Jack” Foley, an admired Orange County water leader who served two separate terms as the agency’s chairman of the board of directors.  Colleagues, friends and family gathered this morning in a poignant and fitting tribute to honor and recognize Foley’s achievements and legacy, as Metropolitan unveiled a bronze plaque dedicating the Col. John V. “Jack” Foley Courtyard. Foley, the 17th board chairman in Metropolitan’s 86-year history and retired U.S. Army colonel, passed away last March.  “I know Jack would be deeply honored to have this beautiful courtyard at Metropolitan’s headquarters named after him,” said his wife, Mary Jane Foley. … ”  Read more here:  Courtyard dedicated after Chairman Foley_FINAL

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