Coachella Valley Water District revises conservation rules

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) revised their conservation rules, returning to Level 1 of their Water Shortage Contingency Plan following an improved water supply and Governor Newsom lifting California’s 15 percent voluntary conservation directive. CVWD has discontinued drought penalties and increased the conservation rebate program to a total of $14.35 …

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Spring restoration releases begin on the Trinity River

The Bureau of Reclamation began restoration flow releases on the Trinity River this week. The planned releases attempt to improve habitat for anadromous fish—fish that migrate to fresh water from salt water to spawn—like salmon and steelhead. ​​​​​​​ The California Department of Water Resources determined that the Trinity watershed falls …

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Palmdale downgrades water conservation requirements

Cal Water files for Stage 2 Water Shortage with CPUC

Palmdale Water District (PWD) has downgraded its conservation guidelines from mandatory to voluntary, effectively eliminating patrolling for off-day watering and related fines. At the recommendation of staff, the Board of Directors unanimously voted to revert to the voluntary phase of its Stage 2 Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP), which also …

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State awards $22.5 million for habitat restoration

Earlier this month the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced the award of $22.5 million to 19 projects to support the restoration of critical habitat for salmon, climate resiliency, wildlife corridors and wetlands restoration. “This initial round of awards represents a commitment to hit the ground running to …

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DWA adds $1 million for grass removal incentive program

CVWD partners with Rancho Mirage to offer larger turf rebate

Desert Water Agency recently added $1 million to its water conservation budget to allow more customers access to incentives to remove and replace grass. This is the second time this year the agency has increased funding for the program. The additional $1 million will allow customers that have already applied …

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