All posts tagged "drought"

  • Wine makers not troubled by drought
    Wine makers not troubled by drought

    For most Californians, the drought is a sore spot. Brown lawns, strict conservation and dwindling water supplies are, at the very least, highly inconvenient. But for many in California’s wine country, the four-year drought isn’t a problem....

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • California Water Alliance Fights Drought
    New videos give Californians tips to care for trees during drought

    California ReLeaf, Save Our Water, and the U.S. Forest Service have partnered together by creating two how-to videos showing California residents how best to care for their trees during the drought. The videos educate viewers on the...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • California Water Prices to Rise
    Study: water rates to increase

    Water agencies across the state are proud of their customers for meeting mandatory water cutbacks. They are, however, looking at new ways of offsetting the costs associated with the mandatory water conservation. The solution: increasing the price...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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  • Bark Beetle in California
    Cal Fire warns residences of invasive beetles

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has partnered with Cal Fire to help educate residents on wildfire risk due to the California drought. They are encouraging homeowners to remove or prune dead or dying trees. The partnership comes...

    • Posted August 15, 2015
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  • El Nino set to hit California, U.S.
    El Nino set to hit California, U.S.

    Get ready Californians! Water-stricken California is preparing for the worst El Nino on record; it’s expected to surpass the intense 1997 El Nino, the wettest El Nino event recorded. “There is a greater than 90% chance that...

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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  • Central Valley river dries amid drought
    Central Valley river dries amid drought

    The Guadalupe River, which runs through San Jose, has dried up due to the severity of the California drought. The 14-mile long river now only has six miles of flowing river water. At the bottom of the...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • Sequoias could become extinct
    Study: Sequoias could become extinct

    The browning of Sequoia trees in Northern California have biologists concerned with whether or not the historic trees can survive the California drought and its severe impacts. The National Park Service, UC Berkley, Stanford and the US...

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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  • California golf courses wasting valuable water
    Are golf courses wasting valuable water?

    The California drought is something Californians have taken seriously since Governor Jerry Brown released his mandatory water cuts back in April. The state has systematically reduced its water usage by 27 percent. Homeowners and businesses have made...

    • Posted August 9, 2015
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  • CA Fire hydrants on lockdown
    Fire hydrants on lockdown

    As the California drought continues to progress, the issue of water theft is on the rise. Homeowners have begun installing locks on their outdoor spigots. Now, Cal Fire is selling locks for fire hydrants. Water agencies are...

    • Posted August 8, 2015
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in search of solution to California drought

    To help create innovative solutions to California’s drought and water supply shortage, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has partnered with Singularity University. The partnership has developed the SU Global Water Impact Challenge, which calls on entrepreneurs around the world to...

    • Posted August 7, 2015
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