All posts tagged "drought"

  • The Delta’s challenges
    The Delta’s challenges

    Because of the California drought, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is proving to have a number of challenges. A handful of scientists across the nation and Canada came together to look at how the Delta’s challenges impact the region...

    • Posted October 4, 2015
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  • Removal of emergency Delta barrier in the works
    Removal of emergency Delta barrier in the works

    The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is working to remove a drought barrier in the Delta that was installed under emergency circumstances. DWR installed the barrier in June as a means of protecting the Delta from salt...

    • Posted October 3, 2015
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  • State to fund farming water projects
    State to fund farming water projects

    The California Department of Food and Agriculture has agreed to fund $9.38 million for 100 projects to implement water irrigation systems on farms that will ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce water savings. Funding for the...

    • Posted October 1, 2015
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  • Drought keeps bees from producing honey
    Drought keeps bees from producing honey

    As the California drought continues, the agricultural industry has been greatly impacted. Because so few crops are available for bees to pollinate, they aren’t producing as much honey as they normally do. And it leaves beekeepers in the red...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
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  • Study: How do drought conditions impact cereal grains?
    Study: How do drought conditions impact cereal grains?

    The University of California and the Department of Energy are working together to explain plant survival under severe drought conditions. The $12.3 million study is being conducted to examine the effects of climate change on California’s agricultural...

    • Posted September 29, 2015
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  • Northern California lake runs dry
    Northern California lake runs dry

    The Mountain Meadow Reservoir has run dry after record low water levels. Dead fish lay where the lake once was. Because of the severity of the California drought, Pacific Gas & Electric, who own water rights to...

    • Posted September 27, 2015
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  • Water districts consider purchasing Delta islands
    Water districts consider purchasing Delta islands

    The Westlands Water District (WWD) and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) are considering the possibility of buying four islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Their reasoning – easier access to water during the California drought....

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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  • Agency relies on water technology for drought savings
    Agency relies on water technology for drought savings

    Under Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water cutbacks, the Olivenhain Muncipal Water District, located in Encinitas, is required to cut their water usage by 32 percent. To help combat the California drought, OMWD is utilizing Sensus water technology...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • How technology is changing the California drought
    How technology is changing the California drought

    As the California drought continues, farmers in the north are using technology to their advantage. Smart phone applications and programs allow farmers to accurately measure how moist their soil is and when their crops need watering. The...

    • Posted September 22, 2015
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  • Hemet to see drastic water and sewage increases
    Hemet to see drastic water and sewage increases

    Residents in Hemet will see drastic changes to their water and sewage rates. Rates are expected to increase 19 percent beginning in October, another 19 percent in March, a 4 percent increase in January 2017 and a...

    • Posted September 22, 2015
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