- Two CA environmental businesses receive Phase II EPA awards to bring their products to market
- DWR’s Tree Study Confirms California’s History of moving between Periods of Wet and Dry Conditions
- New Regulations for Augmenting Reservoirs with Treated Recycled Water Adopted by State Board
- State’s Snow Water Equivalent measures 9.4 inches, 39 percent of early March normal
- Report on Fight Against Invasive Mussels released by Department of the Interior
All posts tagged "drought"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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