- State Water Board Releases Guidelines for PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water
- San Diego Water Board Approves Orange County Water Quality Control Plan for South OC
- High E. coli Levels at Lower American River
- Agency Receives Funding for Drought Resiliency Project
- $4 Million Allocated by Bureau of Reclamation to Combat Quagga and Zebra Mussels in the West
All posts tagged "drought"
Drought rules extended by Governor
On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency due to the severity of the California drought. As part of his executive order, Brown mandated a 25 percent cutback in water use across the...
- Posted November 17, 2015
On the verge of El Nino
Now that colder weather is among us, forecasters are saying we’re officially in El Nino season. The Sierra Nevada mountains had 36 inches of snow that was dumped in just two days. January through March is expected...
- Posted November 15, 2015
City of Oakland files lawsuit against Monsanto
Recently, the State Water Resources Control has determined that a large presence of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs) found in Oakland’s storm water are posing significant health impacts for drinking water as well as habitats for fish and wildlife....
- Posted November 13, 2015
Water technology: California’s latest trend?
As the California drought continues to loom on, the state is beginning to see a steady increase in water technology patents. A recent study by Next 10, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, noted that 137 patents were registered...
- Posted November 9, 2015
City urges residents to install rain capture systems
In order to inspire customers in Los Angeles to capture rainwater during the highly anticipated El Nino, three agencies – the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Los Angeles County Flood Control District (LACFC) and...
- Posted November 8, 2015
$4 million going to drought research
As a means of learning more about the effects of the severe California drought, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has awarded $4 million in grants to four institutions. The EPA’s goal is to limit and combat the...
- Posted November 6, 2015
Crops’ cells remember drought impact
Scientists at Emory University have made an interesting discovery: although plants do not have brains, their cells are able to remember when they experienced a drought. According to EU’s researchers, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Plant...
- Posted October 31, 2015
Almond farms: the next aquifer recharging solution
As part of a cutting edge move, the Almond Board of California has partnered with Sustainable Conservation, an environmental group, and researchers from UC Davis to try and recharge underground aquifers. In preparation for a wet El...
- Posted October 29, 2015
Depleted wells may be a thing of the past
Because of the severity of the California drought, many wells in the Central Valley have run dry. To help their residents, Kings County officials have requested from the federal government $150,000 in seed money to begin a...
- Posted October 28, 2015
Farmers seeing the worst of the California drought
With no end to the California drought in sight, farmers in the Central Valley have to make tough decisions to keep their businesses afloat. Many farmers are fallowing their land. The cost of accessing water has eaten...
- Posted October 27, 2015