Conservation

State to pay landowners for flooding rice fields this winter

California to pay farmers to flood fields in winter

Proposals are now being accepted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is for the California Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program (CWRHIP). Winter-flooded rice fields provide a significant portion of the caloric needs of ducks and migrating shorebirds in the Sacramento Valley. The CWRHIP was developed in response …

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New incentive program offers rebates for being water efficient

New incentive program offers rebates for being water efficient

Residents, businesses and agricultural producers living in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County can rake in some big cash for being water efficient. A new program announced by the County in partnership with the San Diego County Water Authority makes additional rebate funding available to unincorporated County residents for water-saving devices and …

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SBMWD awarded Reclamation WaterSMART grant

California American Water Offers Inclusion and Diversity Grants

The San Bernardino Municipal Water Department (SBMWD) recently announced it has been selected to receive a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant program. The grant will fund Phase I of SBMWD’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project which will install data communication infrastructure, …

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