All posts tagged "drought"

  • California Water Supply Tainted in Sacramento
    Sacramento waters causing health problems, death

    Residents in the Sacramento area are being warned about blue-green algae, which has been found in rivers, lakes and ponds. Health officials are telling people and their pets about the blue-green algae, which can cause severe illness...

    • Posted October 12, 2015
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  • Preparing for Pumpkin Season
    Preparing for Pumpkin Season

    It’s no secret that the severe California drought has had an impact on the size of fruits and vegetables. As Halloween nears, pumpkin growers are becoming anxious. Their pumpkins are nowhere near the size they typically are,...

    • Posted October 8, 2015
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  • High levels of arsenic found in County drinking water
    High levels of arsenic found in County drinking water

    In 2008, the EPA issued an order requiring the Arvin Community Services District (ACSD) in Arvin – located in Kern County – to reduce their arsenic concentrations. At the time, Arvin’s arsenic levels were as high as...

    • Posted October 8, 2015
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  • City ordered to use disposable table settings
    City ordered to use disposable table settings

    Fort Bragg’s city council just passed an emergency order that would require restaurants to use disposable table settings – utensils, plates and cups. The idea is simple: cutting water usage during the California drought. By using disposable...

    • Posted October 7, 2015
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  • Central Valley cannabis growers served with new regulations
    Central Valley cannabis growers served with new regulations

    On Friday, the Central Valley Water Control Board announced regulations to protect water quality from cannabis cultivation. The order, which impacts landowners and cultivators who grow medical marijuana, will be required to comply with the board’s regulations...

    • Posted October 6, 2015
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  • Developers required to implement water treatment systems
    Developers required to implement water treatment systems

    While many residents in the Bay Area and Central Valley are feeling the severe impacts of the California drought, the majority of the state is hoping a strong El Nino will fix the state’s water supply deficit....

    • Posted October 6, 2015
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  • 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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