Drought

Valley Water bans watering commercial, industrial and institutional lawns

Valley Water bans watering commercial, industrial and institutional lawns

Valley Water has decided to crack down on outdoor watering. Last week, the Board of Directors amended the existing water waste enforcement ordinance to allow Valley Water to enforce the State of California’s ban against watering decorative lawns on commercial, industrial and institutional properties. The updated water waste enforcement ordinance goes into …

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New study paints bleak future for American River Basin

The Bureau of Reclamation released the American River Basin Study Tuesday, which found an increased variability of fall and winter precipitation that will amplify the severity of droughts and flooding in the basin. “Water management in the basin is expected to be more challenging in the future due to climate …

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Shasta River Water Association told to stop diverting water

Shasta River Water Association told to stop diverting water

On August 18 the State Water Board issued a draft Cease and Desist Order to the Shasta River Water Association, which serves roughly 110 farms and ranches in central Siskiyou County, claiming diversions from the Shasta River were unlawful and caused the flow rate at the Yreka US Geological Survey gauge to …

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Metropolitan Board takes action to combat drought impacts

Metropolitan Board takes action to combat drought impacts

Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution recognizing the impacts the historic drought and water system limitations have had on the region.  The resolution outlines remedies to address the situation by building infrastructure, increasing local supplies, expanding partnerships, advancing water-use efficiency and planning for the escalating impacts of climate …

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15 California Communities to Receive Drought Funding

Reclamation accepting applications for aging infrastructure funding from Infrastructure Law

As part of ongoing efforts to help small communities address water supply challenges amid extreme drought and build water resilience for the future, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced its eighth round of funding through the Small Community Drought Relief Program. In coordination with the State Water Resources Control …

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