California drought

Posted by | August 1, 2016

Anyone who has been harvesting rain on the coast of California has already had a great year. This year’s El Niño has brought in more rainfall compared to 2015, improving...

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Posted by | June 30, 2016

In its fifth year of drought, California desperately needs water. Research by scientists from Stanford University claims that the state has plenty of previously unaccounted for groundwater … it’s just...

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Posted by | June 27, 2016

As California enters its fifth year of serious drought, the severe water rationing program that drove urban residents to cut back on water use by 24 percent is changing course....

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Posted by | June 13, 2016

California’s extended drought is taking a big toll on the state’s forests, according to a recent study. The National Academy of Sciences reports that years of little or no rain...

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Posted by | June 9, 2016

A new study published by UC Davis finds that reduction in California water use has saved significant amounts of electricity and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The analysis comes from statistics...

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Posted by | April 4, 2016

A nut farm is moving from California to Arizona to raise almonds and other nuts, raising concerns about whether it will deplete water supplies in Mohave County. The farm's owners...

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Posted by | March 30, 2016

The anticipated rain storms and blizzards that were supposed to hit California, thanks to El Niño, were unimpressive this year, and regulators are thinking about easing water-use restrictions in some...

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Posted by | February 16, 2016

The prospect of introducing direct potable reuse in California is gaining acceptance, fueled by the state’s record drought. “The idea of turning waste water into drinking water is gaining momentum...

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Posted by | February 2, 2016

Officials of the East Bay Municipal Utility District, which serves the San Francisco Bay Area, have apologized for releasing inaccurate lists of citizens fined for wasting too much water. The...

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Posted by | January 19, 2016

Among the updates in California water news: Los Angeles is unprepared to protect its growing homeless population from El Niño, according to critics, and floods threaten to wash away encampments...

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