All posts tagged "drought"

  • CA Fire hydrants on lockdown
    Fire hydrants on lockdown

    As the California drought continues to progress, the issue of water theft is on the rise. Homeowners have begun installing locks on their outdoor spigots. Now, Cal Fire is selling locks for fire hydrants. Water agencies are...

    • Posted August 8, 2015
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in search of solution to California drought

    To help create innovative solutions to California’s drought and water supply shortage, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has partnered with Singularity University. The partnership has developed the SU Global Water Impact Challenge, which calls on entrepreneurs around the world to...

    • Posted August 7, 2015
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  • Website Calls Out California Water Wasters
    New website lets Californians report water wasting neighbors

    A new website, SaveWater.ca.gov, includes a form that allows individuals to anonymously report local “water wasters” in their communities. Examples of those who can be reported include homeowners with leaky sprinklers, neighbors who water more than the...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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  • California Drought Threatens Fish Populations
    California drought has negative impact on fish populations

    Because of the severe California drought, the delta smelt, a small, silver fish that calls the Klamath River and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta home is even more likely to become extinct. Under the Endangered Species Act of 1992,...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • Farmers First To Get Water in Drought
    Study: farmers should be first to receive water

    As the California drought continues to loom over the state, a survey conducted by the Associated Press reveals how residents across the nation feel about water cutbacks. Despite the common notion that farmers – and the agricultural industry –...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • LA Mayor sponsors event geared toward solving California drought
    LA Mayor sponsors event geared toward solving California drought

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a partnership with technology venture company rhubarb studios to address the historic California drought.  The two parties are coming together for a hackathon series, known as “Hack for Humanity,” where members of...

    • Posted August 2, 2015
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  • California Drought Inspires Infrastructure Changes
    Californians eager for water infrastructure

    A recent study by the California Water Foundation (CWF) found that the California drought is concerning to residents across the state. CWF randomly surveyed 1,000 voters across the state for their opinion on water-related issues. 37 percent...

    • Posted July 31, 2015
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  • California Drought Impacts Other States
    California drought efforts take hold in other states

    On Tuesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a drought emergency in 23 of the state’s 26 counties. Governor Brown issued an executive order for the state to cut water usage by 15 percent by the end of...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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  • Agriculture Impacted by Drought
    Ag Council determined to correct media facts on California drought

    The Agricultural Council of California, better known as Ag Council, is working to change the public’s perception of farmers across the state. Because of the California drought, farmers have long been the scapegoat for the state’s water...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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  • Native American Tribe Helps California's Drought
    Native American tribe thinning forest in hopes of creating additional water supply

    The North Fork Mono Tribe, located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is taking a new approach to the California drought. Instead of letting the Progeny Meadow run rampant, the tribe has partnered with the United States Department...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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