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Irrigation And Groundwater News ItemsRecycled water adds to local supply | Benitolink: San Benito County ... - Benitolink: San Benito County News4/21/2017 1:30:20 PM
Benitolink: San Benito County News Recycled water adds to local supply | Benitolink: San Benito County ... Benitolink: San Benito County News California's unique geography and Mediterranean climate have allowed the state to become one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. and more »
Losing snow in a changing climate - The Desert Sun4/14/2016 12:53:05 PM
The Desert Sun Losing snow in a changing climate The Desert Sun I think we need to start moving pretty quickly, whether that's water conservation or even just more conversations about it,” said Stacy, a scientist with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California , Merced. “We're going to have ...
Asking What “Caused” California's Drought Misses the Point - Slate Magazine (blog)12/10/2014 12:48:35 AM
Slate Magazine (blog) Asking What “Caused” California's Drought Misses the Point Slate Magazine (blog) Warming increases the rate of evaporation, increases the need for irrigation and groundwater pumping, and reduces snowpack. Droughts like this can also be self-sustaining, as drier soils lead to higher temperatures. Monday's study didn't address this ... and more »
A drier California than ever? Pretty much. - Los Angeles Times2/2/2014 7:03:20 PM
Los Angeles Times A drier California than ever? Pretty much. Los Angeles Times California's rapidly growing population and enormous agricultural industry rely on irrigation and groundwater . But the wetter climate needed to sustain this population is not likely to continue into the future. If the patterns of the last several ... and more »
Water Conservation News ItemsLathrop water use up over 2016 but down from 2013 - Manteca Bulletin9/21/2017 4:38:38 AM
Lathrop water use up over 2016 but down from 2013 Manteca Bulletin But cities like Lathrop still have to report water conservation numbers to the State of California , and the 4 percent margin shows that while residents have returned to using water more freely during the hot summer months, usage still has not returned ...
Seeing is Believing: Stanford Researchers Visualize California's ... - Sierra Sun Times9/19/2017 9:11:00 AM
Seeing is Believing: Stanford Researchers Visualize California's ... Sierra Sun Times A new web portal puts four years of California drought data into an interactive format, showing where regions met or missed water conservation goals. The idea ... and more »
California lawmakers approve $4 billion ballot measure for parks and water projects - The Mercury News9/18/2017 7:16:41 PM
The Mercury News California lawmakers approve $4 billion ballot measure for parks and water projects The Mercury News Robert Hertzberg, D-San Fernando Valley, would have imposed strict new water conservation standards over the next decade on water districts. Many water districts have balked at statewide conservation mandates, saying they cost them millions of dollars ...
California Drought Response and Continued Need to Conserve ... - Benitolink: San Benito County News9/16/2017 11:10:26 PM
Benitolink: San Benito County News California Drought Response and Continued Need to Conserve ... Benitolink: San Benito County News The drought that spanned water years 2012 through 2016 included the driest four-year statewide precipitation on record (2012-2015) and the smallest ... and more »
Seeing is Believing: Stanford researchers visualize California's drought - Stanford University News9/15/2017 4:45:12 AM
Stanford University News Seeing is Believing: Stanford researchers visualize California's drought Stanford University News But as the memory of the driest four-year period in the state's history fades, Stanford researchers warn not to relax water conservation practices. “Out of the past 50 years, more than half have been dry years in California . So at a certain point, we ...
California's twin tunnels project secures water supply - The San ... - The San Diego Union-Tribune9/13/2017 5:02:44 PM
The San Diego Union-Tribune California's twin tunnels project secures water supply - The San ... The San Diego Union-Tribune In this July 25, 2012 photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown waits for the start of a news conference in Sacramento to announce plans to build a giant twin tunnel ... and more »
Water Conservation Can Have Unintended Consequences - UCR Today (press release)9/13/2017 4:58:27 PM
UCR Today (press release) Water Conservation Can Have Unintended Consequences UCR Today (press release) RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Conventional wisdom dictates water conservation can only benefit communities affected by drought. But researchers at the University of California , Riverside have deduced that indoor residential conservation can have ...
Drought's Over, Yet Californians Keep Saving Water | KQED Science - KQED9/6/2017 1:39:50 PM
KQED Drought's Over, Yet Californians Keep Saving Water | KQED Science KQED Signage for “Water-smart renovation underway” is placed in the south side of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., April 8, 2016. The state took ... Infographic: Water use ticks up again across California | 89.3 KPCC 89.3 KPCC all 3 news articles »
Save water, save energy, save California - LA Times - Los Angeles Times8/31/2017 8:02:27 AM
Los Angeles Times Save water, save energy, save California - LA Times Los Angeles Times California should adopt tough urban water efficiency standards. Call it the Anti-Drought: Water Officials Hope to Drive Up Water Usage Voice of San Diego all 2 news articles »
Water Resources News ItemsOn last day of summer, snow falling in the Sierra Nevada - ABC News9/21/2017 5:01:58 PM
On last day of summer, snow falling in the Sierra Nevada ABC News Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel hazardous. Sixteen vehicles crashed on Interstate 80 as snow and hail fell ... and more »
Water managers seek certainty in Colorado Basin - Aspen Journalism9/21/2017 3:41:01 PM
Aspen Journalism Water managers seek certainty in Colorado Basin Aspen Journalism Bill Hasencamp, general manager of Colorado River resources for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California , described how in April 2015, snowpack in the Sierras was at an all-time low. But by ... That kind of turbulence places enormous ... and more »
Lathrop water use up over 2016 but down from 2013 - Manteca Bulletin9/21/2017 4:38:38 AM
Lathrop water use up over 2016 but down from 2013 Manteca Bulletin According to the numbers that the City of Lathrop presented to the California Water Resources Control Board that summarized water usage for the month of August, Lathrop residents used 169.71 million gallons of water compared to 176.71 million gallons ...
$16 billion WaterFix would protect state water but raise water bills - 10News9/21/2017 12:21:10 AM
10News $16 billion WaterFix would protect state water but raise water bills 10News SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A $16 billion-dollar plan to upgrade California's water system would increase a ratepayer's water bill upwards of $3 a month. However, the Metropolitan Water District and Department of Water Resources said the upgrade is ... As California Aqueduct sinks Sacramento fiddles with Twin Tunnels Manteca Bulletin Why Southern California Needs California Waterfix The San Bernardino American News all 36 news articles »
Ramona Ranch: First Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designee in county - The San Diego Union-Tribune9/20/2017 2:53:00 PM
The San Diego Union-Tribune Ramona Ranch: First Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designee in county The San Diego Union-Tribune Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery is the first in San Diego County to receive a Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation after meeting a comprehensive set of standards for “environmental stewardship, conservation of natural resources and ...
Coalition Reopens Fight for Improved Emergency Spillway at ... - KQED9/19/2017 9:41:58 PM
KQED Coalition Reopens Fight for Improved Emergency Spillway at ... KQED An aerial view of the Oroville Dam emergency spillway as it appeared in late February 2017. (Kasey Schimke/California Department of Water Resources). and more »
Water district vote deals major blow to California's delta tunnel project - Los Angeles Times9/19/2017 6:51:17 PM
Los Angeles Times Water district vote deals major blow to California's delta tunnel project Los Angeles Times The board of the Westlands Water District on Tuesday dealt a potentially fatal blow to the most ambitious California water project planned in decades. and more »
Gov. Brown's grand water-tunnel project runs into money uncertainty - SFGate9/18/2017 10:03:52 PM
SFGate Gov. Brown's grand water-tunnel project runs into money uncertainty SFGate Erin Mellon, spokeswoman for the California Department of Water Resources , said Monday that while there's no timeline for water agencies to make their funding decision, they need to do so soon so the project can get off the ground. The department would ... San Joaquin Valley farmers think Sacramento water agencies should help pay for Delta tunnels Sacramento Bee MWD Chief Vows SoCal Water Users Won't Subsidize Agriculture's Share of Twin Tunnel Cost NBC Southern California APNewsBreak: California wants millions to fund water project ABC News YubaNet all 14 news articles »
Affordable, reliable water for California - Capitol Weekly9/14/2017 12:18:35 PM
Capitol Weekly Affordable, reliable water for California Capitol Weekly As a former Secretary for the California Natural Resources Agency and Director of the California Department of Water Resources , I know how important both improved water efficiency and drought planning are to California's future. We are facing hotter ...
Antioch Announces Second Lawsuit Against California Department of Water Resources - EastCountyToday (press release) (registration) (blog)9/5/2017 9:56:57 AM
Antioch Announces Second Lawsuit Against California Department of Water Resources EastCountyToday (press release) (registration) (blog) On August 25, 2017 the City of Antioch filed a second action in the Sacramento Superior Court this month against the California Department of Water Resources (“DWR”) relating to the proposed California WaterFix Project – e.g. the Twin Tunnel Project.