All posts tagged "drought"

  • Almond farms: the next aquifer recharging solution?
    Almond farms: the next aquifer recharging solution

    As part of a cutting edge move, the Almond Board of California has partnered with Sustainable Conservation, an environmental group, and researchers from UC Davis to try and recharge underground aquifers. In preparation for a wet El...

    • Posted October 29, 2015
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  • Depleted wells may be a thing of the past
    Depleted wells may be a thing of the past

    Because of the severity of the California drought, many wells in the Central Valley have run dry. To help their residents, Kings County officials have requested from the federal government $150,000 in seed money to begin a...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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  • Farmers seeing the worst of the California drought
    Farmers seeing the worst of the California drought

    With no end to the California drought in sight, farmers in the Central Valley have to make tough decisions to keep their businesses afloat. Many farmers are fallowing their land. The cost of accessing water has eaten...

    • Posted October 27, 2015
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  • LADWP to increase rates
    LADWP to increase rates

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is raising their rates for customers. The reason? Customers have conserved so much that LADWP cannot afford to pay its bills. Beginning in January of 2016, customers will...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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  • Water district may implement “toilet to tap”
    Water district may implement “toilet to tap”

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), the largest water wholesaler in the state, is looking at implementing a “toilet to tap” system that would service Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. MWD’s wants to limit...

    • Posted October 24, 2015
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  • California legislators to learn from Australian drought
    California legislators to learn from Australian drought

    From 1997 to 2009, Australia had a severe drought, the longest drought on record. As part of a learning experience, California lawmakers, environmental, labor and business leaders are currently on a trip to Australia to see how...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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  • Beavers: the solution to the drought?
    Beavers: the solution to the drought?

    With no sign of the California drought coming to an end anytime soon, researchers and water wonks are looking for the latest, most innovative ideas to help solve the severe drought. According to a study conducted by...

    • Posted October 20, 2015
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  • Severe flooding, sink hole in Vista
    Severe flooding, sink hole in Vista

    A water main break caused flooded driveways and homes in Vista early Friday morning. A water main broke, causing the pavement in someone’s driveway to buckle. Eventually, the buckled pavement caused a massive sinkhole, about the size...

    • Posted October 19, 2015
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  • Federal judge rules against government agency
    Federal judge rules against government agency

    On Thursday, a federal judge ruled against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, saying the government agency failed to answer AquaAlliance, an environmental group’s, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. AquaAlliance requested information on well owners, to determine...

    • Posted October 18, 2015
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  • Names of water wasters released to public
    Names of water wasters released to public

    On Thursday, East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) released a list of excessive water wasters. Here’s how they stacked up: George Kirkland, former Chevron vice president, uses 12,600 gallons of water per day. Mark Pine, venture capital...

    • Posted October 17, 2015
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