All posts tagged "drought"

  • United Nations ramps up response to El Nino
    United Nations ramps up response to El Nino

    The highly anticipated El Nino began hitting California and other parts of the western United States this week. The heavy snow and rain have been a both a blessing and a curse. The extreme drought that is hitting other...

    • Posted January 11, 2016
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  • California drought leaves residents seeking financial assistance
    California drought leaves residents seeking financial assistance

    Because the California drought has had a significant impact in the Central Valley, emergency programs for affected workers are popping up across the region. Tulare County, in particular, has seen an increase in needed assistance since the California drought came to...

    • Posted January 8, 2016
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  • Documentary focuses on impact of California drought
    Documentary focuses on impact of California drought

    The drought in California has had a severe impact, both throughout the state and around the country. Filmmaker Conrad Weaver and his team decided it was important for the world to see how the drought has impacted people’s day-to-day lives. At...

    • Posted January 7, 2016
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  • The El Nino Effect
    The El Nino Effect

    Because El Nino brings warmer temperatures and warmer waters, animals that thrive in warmer conditions are beginning to move up north. One animal in particular – the yellow-bellied sea snake – has moved from Baja, up to...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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  • San Diego County water agency challenging state on conservation numbers
    San Diego County water agency challenging state on conservation numbers

    Water agencies in San Diego County may be moving to defy Governor Jerry Brown’s statewide mandatory water reduction. Santa Fe Irrigation District was ordered to save 36 percent, the highest mandated amount, earlier this year. Although the...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Mesa Water District eliminates outdoor watering for specific groups
    Mesa Water District eliminates outdoor watering for specific groups

    After failing to meet its mandatory water conservation number in October, Mesa Water District, which covers parts of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, decided to take drastic measures. Apartments, condominiums and business complexes are no longer allowed...

    • Posted December 26, 2015
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  • 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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