How are you today?. I’m doing good as well. I’m currently trying to make my plants comfy. I woke up and it was really cold. So I’m using things like steamer to create a warmer environment. They seem very happy. Sera is exploring her letters and scoot and Randle are doing their thing. Sleeping 😴 and Randle is trying to eat a cracker. Hmm 🤨
News today that you may not have known;
In a landmark deal 20 years ago, San Diego secured a lifeline by purchasing Colorado River water from farmers in Imperial Valley. This agreement, known as the Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA), reshaped water dynamics in California.
The deal helped California limit the water it took from the Colorado River and it capped, for the first time, how much Imperial Valley took. They sold the rest to San Diego. For 20 years, this has helped safeguard San Diego from drought.
But it also led to high water bills, making it one of the most expensive cities for water in the country.
That’s because farmers in Imperial Valley benefit from gravity-fed irrigation systems, receiving Colorado River water at low prices. San Diego, though, pays a premium to have the water transported through lengthy aqueducts.
Our MacKenzie Elmer reports that, 20 years later, San Diego officials still think it was a good deal and now, they’re hoping to attract investors from across the American West to buy into San Diego’s water assets.
But a lot of rules would have to change for San Diego to start trading or leasing water.
In the meantime, critical agreements governing the Colorado River, involving California, Arizona, Nevada, and more, are set to expire in just two years. They may need to make a deal much like what Southern California crafted 20 years ago.
A large alligator was killed by officials after it was seen with human remains in its mouth in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
Jamarcus Bullard said he witnessed the horrific scene in a canal in unincorporated Largo before reporting the sighting to authorities on Friday, local station WFLA reported.
When the scene turned gruesome, Bullard hit record on his phone.
“I threw a rock at the gator just to see if it was really a gator and like it pulled the body, like it was holding on to the lower part of the torso, and pulled it under the water,” Bullard told the TV station.
The Nameless Girl & The Lonely Alligator written by Leilani Raven Katen is an excellent book for teaching children about the dangers of Alligators. Children are natural explorers. We need to teach them safety and awareness of dangers that are fatal.
Pick up a copy and see the tremendous difference it will make for ensuring kids know the consequences of being unsafe and not care with wild life.
Link for a copy down below 👇
Stay safe my friend!.
Leilani Raven Katen