- State Water Project allocations for 2018 inch up to 35 percent for State Water Contractors
- Attorney General Becerra and San Diego Water Board Ready to File Suit over Tijuana River Sewage
- 2017 Water Year Storage and Recovery Results for Seaside Groundwater Basin
- Feds call for drought contingency plans be put into effect
- Central Valley Water Board settles with Seven Hill LLC for lack of Water Quality Permit
All posts tagged "drought"
Montecito Water District issues “Boil Water” notice, provides emergency water distribution sites
Montecito Water District (MWD), located in Santa Barbara County, has issued an urgent notice for its customers to boil all water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes due to recent flash flood events. On the...
- Posted January 12, 2018
San Francisco PUC increases reimbursement to $100K for flood proofing structures for property owners
In anticipation of this year’s winter storms, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) recently announced an increase in funds they can reimburse eligible property owners for structures to help protect against potential flooding. The increased funds...
- Posted January 10, 2018
Central Valley Water Quality Board reaches Clean Water settlement with Kirkwood Mountain Resort
In winter 2015-16, Kirkwood Mountain Resort allegedly violated the federal Clean Water Act when recycled asphalt pavement grindings from snow removal activities entered drainages that flow into Kirkwood Creek and Kirkwood Meadows. Potential impacts from discharging asphalt...
- Posted December 31, 2017
EPA reaches settlement with Salinas biodiesel company to reduce risk of spills in watershed
Encore Oils, LLC – a division of SeQuential – and Ottone-Salinas, Inc. have reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce the risk of oils spills in the Monterey Bay watershed after Encore...
- Posted December 30, 2017
Paramount-based Cal Tech Environmental Laboratories charged with criminal wrongdoing
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has charged Cal Tech Environmental Laboratories, LLC (CTEL) and its owner, Roobik Yaghoubi, with multiple criminal crimes after an investigation by the State Water Resources Control Board. The charges are...
- Posted December 27, 2017
State Water Project Allocation Set at 15 Percent
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced an initial water allocation of 15 percent for most State Water Project (SWP) contractors for the 2018 calendar year earlier this month. That allocation will likely change depending on rain...
- Posted December 23, 2017
Cal Water H2O Challenge competition launched for fourth through sixth grade classrooms
California Water Service (Cal Water) has announced the launch of its fourth annual Cal Water H2O Challenge along with its partner, the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The competition allows fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade classrooms...
- Posted December 20, 2017
Stanislaus County installs two new infiltration system to address standing water, increase recharge
Standing or pooled water and run off water don’t stand a chance anymore in two locations in Stanislaus County. Conversely, the rate of groundwater recharge in Oakdale will be increased. Decreasing the one and increasing the other...
- Posted December 19, 2017
Prize competition to eradicate invasive quagga and zebra mussels initiated by Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is looking for solutions to eradicate invasive quagga and zebra mussels in open waters especially large reservoirs, lakes and rivers. The prize competition is for 100-percent eradication of the invasive mussels in both...
- Posted December 17, 2017
USDA Forest Service announces another 27 million California trees have died since November 2016
The effects of California’s prolonged drought continue to be felt and seen throughout the state. The state and local water agencies continue to promote water conservation, dead vegetation can still be found in residential and commercial properties...
- Posted December 13, 2017