All posts tagged "drought"

  • State Water Board
    Water Board files lawsuit against Army Corps of Engineers over drinking water violations

    On Friday, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) filed a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers, saying the federal Clean Water Act was violated on two separation occasions. Both instances took place between 2011 and...

    • Posted February 20, 2016
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  • FEMA
    FEMA: More homeowners, businesses purchasing flood insurance

    In preparation for El Nino, a record number of Californians have purchased flood insurance policies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said. Since August, the agency has seen a 25 percent increase in policies or about 55,500...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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  • How the drought impacted agriculture in 2015
    How the drought impacted agriculture in 2015

    The California Department of Food and Agriculture released their annual report regarding agricultural statistics for the year. The numbers reflect changes in the agricultural industry in 2015 due to the severe drought. Overall, the value of California’s...

    • Posted February 15, 2016
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  • Slight progress shown in weekly drought update
    Slight progress shown in weekly drought update

    The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly update shows California is making slight progress. Although El Nino has brought an onslaught of rain throughout the state, experts say it will take time for the impact to become apparent. Current...

    • Posted February 14, 2016
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  • Redlands homeowners rejecting water rate increase
    Redlands homeowners rejecting water rate increase

    Residents in Redlands have done such a great job conserving water that homeowners are now going to see upwards of a 40 percent rate increase over the next three years. On top of that, Redlands City Council...

    • Posted February 9, 2016
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  • The drought’s lasting impact
    The drought’s lasting impact

    According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), a nonpartisan agency, the California drought will have a long-lasting impact on rural communities and native fish, even after the drought has subsided. Because many wells in the Central Valley...

    • Posted February 7, 2016
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  • Drought rules extended by Governor
    Drought conservation mandate continues

    Late Tuesday evening, the State Water Resources Control Board decided to extend Governor Jerry Brown’s emergency water conservation regulations. The extension, however, has some revisions, which should ease some burden on water suppliers. The revised regulations would...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • The Public Policy Institute of California
    Study addresses drought prevention

    The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), an independent, nonpartisan research organization, just completed a study on California’s water vulnerabilities. According to the report, California has to find a balance between water conservation and flood control. The...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • How is El Nino stacking up across the state?
    How is El Nino stacking up across the state?

    For months, Californians have heard that El Nino was going to bring brutal, torrential rains, especially to SoCal. Experts throughout the state have had mixed reactions to El Nino. Some say the extreme weather will solve the...

    • Posted January 30, 2016
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  • Workers disadvantaged by drought see new opportunities
    Workers disadvantaged by drought see new opportunities

    Kern County’s economic development agency, known as the Employers’ Training Resources Program (ETR), just received funding from the federal government and the California Economic Development Department to provide temporary employment to those were impacted by the drought....

    • Posted January 29, 2016
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