All posts tagged "featured"

  • Congress to approve Westlands Water District, Bureau of Reclamation deal
    Senator Feinstein introduces drought legislation in the Senate

    On Wednesday, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced her revised drought legislation in the United States Senate. The revised bill is being hailed as a compromise Feinstein has long been pushing for. According to Feinstein, she felt obligated to...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • Stockton residents call for halt to chloramine use
    Stockton residents call for halt to chloramine use

    Due to the water contamination taking place in Flint, Michigan, the issue of safe drinking water has become cause for concern, especially for one Central Valley city: Stockton. A few weeks ago, Stockton changed how they purify...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
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  • Author to speak at water seminar
    CSU-Community College partnership trains future water leaders

    Headquartered at the Cal State San Bernardino, the Water Resources Institute (WRI) works to place disadvantaged students in internships that could potentially lead to a job in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program is...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Redlands homeowners rejecting water rate increase
    Redlands homeowners rejecting water rate increase

    Residents in Redlands have done such a great job conserving water that homeowners are now going to see upwards of a 40 percent rate increase over the next three years. On top of that, Redlands City Council...

    • Posted February 9, 2016
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  • BREAKING: senior water rights holders allowed to divert water
    MWD’s legislative outlook on the Twin Tunnels Project

    On Friday, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), the largest wholesaler of water in the state, held a community briefing on water supply issues. In attendance was Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona), who represents the 42nd congressional...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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  • The drought’s lasting impact
    The drought’s lasting impact

    According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), a nonpartisan agency, the California drought will have a long-lasting impact on rural communities and native fish, even after the drought has subsided. Because many wells in the Central Valley...

    • Posted February 7, 2016
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  • Dam removal a win for environmentalists, PacifiCorp
    Dam removal a win for environmentalists, PacifiCorp

    The Klamath River, which runs from Southern Oregon to the Pacific Ocean in Northern California, will soon have four hydroelectric dams removed from its waterways. California, Oregon and the feds – via the Departments of the Interior...

    • Posted February 6, 2016
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  • State Water Board
    Inland SoCal water agencies second-guess conservation mandate

    Two water agencies that serve inland Southern California are concerned about the State Water Resources Control Board adopting an extension of Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water conservation. Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) and Western Municipal Water District...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • Drought rules extended by Governor
    Drought conservation mandate continues

    Late Tuesday evening, the State Water Resources Control Board decided to extend Governor Jerry Brown’s emergency water conservation regulations. The extension, however, has some revisions, which should ease some burden on water suppliers. The revised regulations would...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • State Water Board
    State Water Board releases December conservation numbers

    Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board released their monthly conservation numbers. December’s numbers, in comparison to November, dropped. In December, Californians conserved 18.3 percent (24.7 billion gallons). In November, that number was 20.4 percent. “While the...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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