All posts tagged "drought"

  • 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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  • California Water News
    Group promotes water for agricultural use

    Erik Wilson, a Pest Control Operator in the Central Valley, was a city boy who grew up in Madera, California. His father, a Deacon at a local church, had many members who were farmers. As a young...

    • Posted July 17, 2015
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  • California Drought Impacts Farmers
    Farmers with senior water rights see cuts

    As the California drought continues to worsen, the State Water Resources Control Board has taken drastic measures to help ease the burden on the state. Recently, the Board began shutting off water to more than 100 senior...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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