- UCLA Scientist honored by DWR for Large Storm Forecasting Efforts in Conjunction with NASA
- Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Approved by Metropolitan Water District Board
- Twin Tunnels on Hold, DWR Withdraws Request for Certification from Delta Stewardship Council
- DWR Announces Draft Decisions for Groundwater Basin Boundary Modifications
- West Basin Municipal Water District Funds Surfrider Foundation’s Teach and Test Program
All posts tagged "drought"
Crops’ cells remember drought impact
Scientists at Emory University have made an interesting discovery: although plants do not have brains, their cells are able to remember when they experienced a drought. According to EU’s researchers, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Plant...
- Posted October 31, 2015
Almond farms: the next aquifer recharging solution
As part of a cutting edge move, the Almond Board of California has partnered with Sustainable Conservation, an environmental group, and researchers from UC Davis to try and recharge underground aquifers. In preparation for a wet El...
- Posted October 29, 2015
Depleted wells may be a thing of the past
Because of the severity of the California drought, many wells in the Central Valley have run dry. To help their residents, Kings County officials have requested from the federal government $150,000 in seed money to begin a...
- Posted October 28, 2015
Farmers seeing the worst of the California drought
With no end to the California drought in sight, farmers in the Central Valley have to make tough decisions to keep their businesses afloat. Many farmers are fallowing their land. The cost of accessing water has eaten...
- Posted October 27, 2015
LADWP to increase rates
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is raising their rates for customers. The reason? Customers have conserved so much that LADWP cannot afford to pay its bills. Beginning in January of 2016, customers will...
- Posted October 26, 2015
Water district may implement “toilet to tap”
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), the largest water wholesaler in the state, is looking at implementing a “toilet to tap” system that would service Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. MWD’s wants to limit...
- Posted October 24, 2015
California legislators to learn from Australian drought
From 1997 to 2009, Australia had a severe drought, the longest drought on record. As part of a learning experience, California lawmakers, environmental, labor and business leaders are currently on a trip to Australia to see how...
- Posted October 21, 2015
Beavers: the solution to the drought?
With no sign of the California drought coming to an end anytime soon, researchers and water wonks are looking for the latest, most innovative ideas to help solve the severe drought. According to a study conducted by...
- Posted October 20, 2015
Severe flooding, sink hole in Vista
A water main break caused flooded driveways and homes in Vista early Friday morning. A water main broke, causing the pavement in someone’s driveway to buckle. Eventually, the buckled pavement caused a massive sinkhole, about the size...
- Posted October 19, 2015
Federal judge rules against government agency
On Thursday, a federal judge ruled against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, saying the government agency failed to answer AquaAlliance, an environmental group’s, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. AquaAlliance requested information on well owners, to determine...
- Posted October 18, 2015