All posts tagged "drought"

  • Preparing for El Nino’s potential for frozen pipes
    Preparing for El Nino’s potential for frozen pipes

    California is expected to see an active El Nino season that will bring freezing temperatures, torrential rains and even snow. As the cold front moves into California, it’s important to make winter changes to preserve your home: Keep your...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
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  • Higher than Average Snowpack, but Drought’s Still On
    Higher than Average Snowpack, but Drought’s Still On

    The Department of Water Resources (DWR) released an update on the Sierra Nevada snowpack earlier this week. Electronic readings show its statewide water content is 9.3 inches, 112 percent of average for this time of year. To...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
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  • NASA studies impact of El Nino
    NASA studies impact of El Nino

    For months, Californians have been hearing about the severe impact El Nino is going to have on the state and the nation. NASA has begun studying El Nino, predicting that the powerful storm will bring more rain than snow and...

    • Posted December 21, 2015
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  • Obama Administration’s water plan
    Obama Administration’s water plan

    On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced their two-part strategy for water conservation.  Ideally, the administration wants to boost water sustainability by utilizing water-efficient and water reuse technologies as well as promoting and investing in research and development...

    • Posted December 19, 2015
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  • Soil: the answer to understanding the California drought?
    Soil: the answer to understanding the California drought?

    Researchers at the University of California at Riverside are being awarded $1.69 million over 3 years to study soil’s impact on the California drought. According to researchers, soil plays a vital role in how efficient crop watering is...

    • Posted December 15, 2015
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  • Egg injections: the key to saving California’s salmon population?
    Egg injections: the key to saving California’s salmon population?

    Because the California drought has had a significant impact on the salmon population throughout the state, environmentalists are taking drastic measures to save the species of fish. In a partnership between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and...

    • Posted December 12, 2015
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  • Rate increases on the table for Milpitas
    Rate increases on the table for Milpitas

    On Tuesday, the Milpitas City Council is expected to vote on a proposed water rate increase. The council heard the original proposal in early October. Should the council pass the proposal, residents would see varying rate increases...

    • Posted December 11, 2015
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  • Otay Water District joins controversial water project
    Otay Water District joins water project

    With the authorization of its board, the Otay Water District’s general manager has entered into a Letter of Intent with Cadiz Inc. to purchase 5,000 acre-feet of water per year from the Cadiz Valley Water Project. To...

    • Posted December 10, 2015
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  • The California drought’s impact on agriculture
    The California drought’s impact on agriculture

    The Los Angeles Times held a forum in Clovis to discuss water conservation throughout the state. In a panel on the state’s agriculture, Peter King, senior correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • Governor Brown Makes Water Mandates for Drought
    Brown, Schwarzenegger address U.N. on California drought

    Last week, Governor Jerry Brown addressed the United Nations climate summit attendees to talk about the California drought during a panel. During his address, he cited the California drought as an effect of climate change. “Drought is an example of bad...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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