- DWR awards $1 Million to each of Sonoma County’s three Groundwater Sustainability Agencies
- Lower American River water quality monitoring shows elevated levels of E. coli bacteria
- Water Available for Aquifer Replenishment report released by Department of Water Resources
- March’s Precipitation helped but was no Miracle; Snowpack increased to 52 percent of average
- Updated Water Allocations for Friant and North of the Delta Contractors released by Reclamation
All posts tagged "drought"
MWD ordered to repay millions
Last week, a San Francisco Superior Court judge made a ruling in favor of the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA). According to Judge Curtis Karnow, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) must repay SDCWA $188.3...
- Posted September 8, 2015
Water agency moves into stage 4b of drought response plan
Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD), which covers the eastern side of Riverside County, has now moved to their stage 4b drought response plan. The stage 4b tier requires customers to reduce their outdoor water budgets up to...
- Posted September 7, 2015
Oil companies see fines over lack of water reporting
As part of SB 1281, which was signed into law last September, California’s 433 oil operators are required to report their source of water, how much water they used and how the water was disposed of during...
- Posted September 6, 2015
Starbucks’ bottling company faces water violation
Earlier this week, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) issued a cease and desist order against Sugar Pine Spring Water LP, who is owned by G. Scott Fahey. Sugar Pine Spring Water is known as one...
- Posted September 5, 2015
Study looks at impact of California drought on San Joaquin Valley
Cal State Fresno just completed a study that focuses on the California drought in the Central Valley. According to researchers, they wanted to take a deeper look at how the severe drought impacted the San Joaquin Valley specifically; they...
- Posted September 4, 2015
Cities provide residents with reclaimed water
To help ease the burden of the California drought on residents, cities are beginning to offer recycled water to homeowners. Burbank, located outside of Los Angeles, just opened its first filling station, which will be available through...
- Posted September 3, 2015
Homeowners with dry wells in Central Valley see water relief
Stanislaus County, located in the heart of the Central Valley, is responding to the California drought in a dramatic way. Residents whose wells have run dry are able to apply for temporary water assistance from the County. A 3,000-gallon...
- Posted August 29, 2015
Nestle bottling permit under review
For months, critics of Nestle’s bottling permit have called for an environmental review of the company’s water usage. Each year, Nestle pays a $524 annual permit to pump water out of the San Bernardino National Forest, despite...
- Posted August 26, 2015
New study examines how the drought will impact economy
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), a nonpartisan, non-profit research institution based in San Francisco, released an impact study on the California drought and how the drought will impact the state’s overall economy. While many are unsure of...
- Posted August 23, 2015
Building industry contributes to water conservation, experts say
The California drought is not a new phenomenon. In fact, there have been 10 droughts in the last century, with another 10 in store for the next century. The difference? The next century will have droughts even...
- Posted August 22, 2015