All posts tagged "drought"

  • Study: How do drought conditions impact cereal grains?
    Study: How do drought conditions impact cereal grains?

    The University of California and the Department of Energy are working together to explain plant survival under severe drought conditions. The $12.3 million study is being conducted to examine the effects of climate change on California’s agricultural...

    • Posted September 29, 2015
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  • Northern California lake runs dry
    Northern California lake runs dry

    The Mountain Meadow Reservoir has run dry after record low water levels. Dead fish lay where the lake once was. Because of the severity of the California drought, Pacific Gas & Electric, who own water rights to...

    • Posted September 27, 2015
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  • Water districts consider purchasing Delta islands
    Water districts consider purchasing Delta islands

    The Westlands Water District (WWD) and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) are considering the possibility of buying four islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Their reasoning – easier access to water during the California drought....

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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  • Agency relies on water technology for drought savings
    Agency relies on water technology for drought savings

    Under Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water cutbacks, the Olivenhain Muncipal Water District, located in Encinitas, is required to cut their water usage by 32 percent. To help combat the California drought, OMWD is utilizing Sensus water technology...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • How technology is changing the California drought
    How technology is changing the California drought

    As the California drought continues, farmers in the north are using technology to their advantage. Smart phone applications and programs allow farmers to accurately measure how moist their soil is and when their crops need watering. The...

    • Posted September 22, 2015
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  • Hemet to see drastic water and sewage increases
    Hemet to see drastic water and sewage increases

    Residents in Hemet will see drastic changes to their water and sewage rates. Rates are expected to increase 19 percent beginning in October, another 19 percent in March, a 4 percent increase in January 2017 and a...

    • Posted September 22, 2015
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  • San Diego residents to see major water rate hikes
    San Diego residents to see major water rate hikes

    On November 17, San Diego City Council will hold a public hearing on whether or not the city should increase its water rates by 17 percent. The increases would impact 275,000 customers. The proposal would have two...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • Stanford to implement water systems throughout the state
    Stanford to implement water systems throughout the state

    Stanford is partnering with water districts in Los Angeles and Sonora to capture rainwater as a means of addressing the California drought. According to researchers, not capturing rainwater is flushing the state’s water supply and security down...

    • Posted September 19, 2015
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  • BREAKING: senior water rights holders allowed to divert water
    BREAKING: senior water rights holders allowed to divert water

    In mid-June, senior water rights holders were told there was not enough water to continue diverting water from the Sacramento and Feather River watersheds, as well as the Delta. This morning, the State Water Resources Control Board...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • California and Nevada water agencies agree to water swap
    California and Nevada water agencies agree to water swap

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) have worked out a deal to send water to drought stricken California. The agreement would have MWD pay $45 million for 150,000 acre-feet of...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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