All posts tagged "drought"

  • California Drought Impacts Other States
    California drought efforts take hold in other states

    On Tuesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a drought emergency in 23 of the state’s 26 counties. Governor Brown issued an executive order for the state to cut water usage by 15 percent by the end of...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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  • Agriculture Impacted by Drought
    Ag Council determined to correct media facts on California drought

    The Agricultural Council of California, better known as Ag Council, is working to change the public’s perception of farmers across the state. Because of the California drought, farmers have long been the scapegoat for the state’s water...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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  • Native American Tribe Helps California's Drought
    Native American tribe thinning forest in hopes of creating additional water supply

    The North Fork Mono Tribe, located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is taking a new approach to the California drought. Instead of letting the Progeny Meadow run rampant, the tribe has partnered with the United States Department...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Contaminated Drinking Water Found in California
    Contaminated drinking water discovered in Northern California

    On Sunday afternoon, California Water Service and the State Division of Drinking Water issued a water contamination notice to residents in Los Altos, just north of San Jose. According to the notice, E. coli and coliform were...

    • Posted July 28, 2015
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  • Water District Runs Out of Turf Removal Money
    Homeowners now painting lawns green

    The California drought has left many homeowners missing their lush, green lawn. Instead of ripping out their natural grass and replacing it with artificial turf, a new solution has arisen: painting lawns green. “I needed to get...

    • Posted July 27, 2015
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  • California Water Conservation Efforts
    Unincorporated Riverside County sees new water regulations

    Earlier this week, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed new landscape regulations in response to the California drought. The Board of Supervisors’ regulations prohibit new subdivision in unincorporated areas from having turf lawns. Lots must...

    • Posted July 25, 2015
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  • California Drought Displaces Workers
    Workers dislocated by drought receive temporary work

    Last Friday, the United States Department of Labor approved an $18 million National Dislocated Worker Grant to the State of California. The money is to be used for workers who lost their job because of the California drought....

    • Posted July 24, 2015
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  • Federal Funding for California Drought
    Water district sees $1.5 million fine for diverting water

    On Monday, the State Water Resources Control Board proposed a $1.5 million dollar fine for the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The fine was proposed because the district was illegally diverting water...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • California Drought Worsens with Contaminated Groundwater
    Study reveals contaminated groundwater

    A decade-long U.S. Geological Survey found that almost one-fifth of California’s raw groundwater – that’s primarily used as drinking water – contains excessive levels of harmful contaminants. This study is the first comprehensive look at the state’s...

    • Posted July 20, 2015
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  • California Water News
    California economy loses jobs, millions because of drought

    As the California drought continues to grow bleak, the Central Valley is seeing the side effects, both in food production and jobs. Vast amounts of farmland is being left untouched at a time when it’s normally plowed...

    • Posted July 18, 2015
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