NEWS WORTH NOTING: Michelle Banonis appointed Assistant Chief Deputy Director at the Department of Water Resources; Weekly water and climate update: Sierra snowpack greater than last four years combined

Michelle Banonis appointed Assistant Chief Deputy Director at the Department of Water Resources

From the Office of the Governor:

Michelle Banonis, 40, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant chief deputy director at the California Department of Water Resources. Banonis has been area manager for the Bay Delta Office at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation since 2016, where she has served in several positions since 2009, including, special assistant to the regional director, California WaterFix program manager, restoration goal supervisor for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program and natural resources specialist. Banonis served in several positions at the Pierce County Department of Public Works and Utilities from 2000 to 2009, including environmental permitting supervisor, environmental biologist and engineering technician. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $139,656. Banonis is a registered without party preference.

Weekly water and climate update: Sierra snowpack greater than last four years combined

From the USDA:

The Natural Resources Conservation Service produces this weekly report using data and products from the National Water and Climate Center and other agencies. The report focuses on seasonal snowpack, precipitation, temperature, and drought conditions in the U.S.

Snow water equivalent in the Tuolumne River Basin of California in 2015 and 2017. Lighter blue indicates less snow, deeper blue is more snow. The 2017 snow water equivalent was 21 times greater than 2015, which was the lowest snowpack on record. Credit: NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Click here to read the report.

 

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