Tag Archives: drought

EPA awards grant funding for Research into Boosting Water Supplies

PepsiCo awards $1.5 million grant to Water Replenishment District

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a grant to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to research the use and risks of enhanced aquifer recharge (EAR) to improve groundwater availability and quality. “Groundwater is an essential and increasingly scarce commodity in arid regions such as Southern …

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State awards $187 million to support sustainable groundwater management

Reclamation awards grants to nine drought resiliency projects in California

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has awarded $187 million to 32 groundwater subbasins through the Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Grant Program. The funding will support 103 individual projects that enhance groundwater monitoring, water use efficiency, groundwater recharge, recycled water and water quality, including more than $160 million that will …

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Feds to ease Colorado River water cuts for 2024

Above-Average Snowpack Will Raise Lake Mead

The Bureau of Reclamation announced last week they would be easing water cuts on the Colorado River next year thanks to a very wet winter. Feds released the Colorado River Basin August 2023 24-Month Study on August 15, which determines the tiers for the coordinated operation of Lake Powell and …

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LADWP relaxes outdoor watering restrictions

Yucaipa Valley residents asked to reduce water use by 15-20%

After observing two-days-a-week outdoor watering restrictions for the past thirteen months, all Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers can begin watering their outdoor landscapes for up to three-days-a-week with the return to the City’s Phase 2 Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance (Ordinance), effective July 27, 2023. LADWP customers …

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