San Jose Reduces Water Restrictions

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San Jose Reduces Water Restrictions


San Jose residents earned their right to reduce water conservation limits this summer and throughout the year due to the terrific accomplishments their community made to save water by 27 percent in 2015. As...

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United States Dams Are Strained By Severe Drought

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United States Dams Are Strained By Severe Drought


Why are United States dams so important to Americans and environmental sustainability? It’s been known that in the 20th century the US built several dams across the West to direct and conserve river water,...

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San Diego’s Inland Water Suffers Through Drought

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San Diego’s Inland Water Suffers Through Drought


After 200 volunteers helped to sample San Diego’s inland water quality at various sites throughout 2015, the results were surprising. High amounts of bacteria and low oxygen levels were found in the region’s creeks...

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California Governor Permanently Bans Wasting Water

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California Governor Permanently Bans Wasting Water


In response to California reaching its fifth year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has decided to make some water restrictions permanent. This includes banning wasteful practices like hosing sidewalks and washing cars with hoses...

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Borrego Valley, San Diego Runs Out Of Water

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Borrego Valley, San Diego Runs Out Of Water


In San Diego County, Borrego Springs is a small desert town of 3,000 residents who are challenged with a water crisis that can’t sustain itself much longer. Having no feasible way to import water,...

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5th Year of Drought For California

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5th Year of Drought For California


Many Californians did well last year to save water by taking shorter showers, fixing water leaks, and reducing irrigation. But not all cities were able to meet Mr. Brown’s conservation goals. Greater efforts are...

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Beverly Hills’ Water Wasters Cut Back

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Beverly Hills’ Water Wasters Cut Back


Officials in Beverly Hills say it was most difficult to get certain residents to cut back on their water usage; particularly the wealthy and famous. Despite the 25% reduction in urban water consumption mandatory...

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Drought-stricken California Dumps Water From Folsom Lake

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Drought-stricken California Dumps Water From Folsom Lake


In the 19th century, a rule was created for Western states to prevent flooding of reservoirs by regularly releasing its waters to maintain empty space and protect public safety.The idea is that if a...

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Californians Fall Behind in Water Conservation

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Californians Fall Behind in Water Conservation


California’s State Water Resources Control Board says Californians are falling behind the state’s mandatory 25% water conservation target. As of January, cities used 28.4% less water almost hitting the mark, but numbers are decreasing...

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California’s Drought on Satellite Technology

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California’s Drought on Satellite Technology


After four years of drought, California is receiving plenty of rain, but according to experts, it’s causing other problems. Flooding and mudslides are a couple of California’s major challenges right now, and according to...

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Changes In Snowfall Affect Water Supply

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Changes In Snowfall Affect Water Supply


A new study has just confirmed that billions of people depend on snowfall for water supply, and snowpacks are currently shrinking in areas where climate temperatures are rising. The New York Times  posted an article about...

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Project Liquifying Aquifers

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Project Liquifying Aquifers


The Los Angeles River carries approximately 200 million gallons of runoff water each day into the Pacific Ocean. A young architect, Lujac Desautel has an idea to reuse this wasted water. He calls the project Liquifying...

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Rain or Shine, Californian’s Need to Continue Conserving Water

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Rain or Shine, Californian’s Need to Continue Conserving Water


“The National Weather Service has predicted a 95% chance of El Niño continuing throughout the winter.” The Los Angeles Times article says that experts predict storms for Southern California beginning in the upcoming months....

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California’s Solution, Recycling Water?

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California’s Solution, Recycling Water?


Experts say that California’s solution to the drought, if it keeps up, may be recycling and purifying sewage water into drinking water. Water managers throughout the state agree that the technology is here and...

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Opinion on California Water Rights

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Opinion on California Water Rights


Here’s a valid opinion on California Water Rights, by Carolee Kreiger and The New York Times: “Typically, California’s water supply is stored as snow in the Sierra Nevada, where it is released gradually to...

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California Mining for Water

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California Mining for Water


In the Mojave Desert at the Cadiz water project, there lies 34,000 acres of land where investors have believed (for many years now) that billions of gallons of water are locked up waiting to...

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New ‘Shade Balls’ Save Drinking Water

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New ‘Shade Balls’ Save Drinking Water


National Geographic posted an article about a new invention used in L.A. called ‘Shade Balls’, which are4-inch plastic balls that lay on top of water to shade and cool it, reducing evaporation 85-90%. They...

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Flooding California Farmland In Winter May Help

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Flooding California Farmland In Winter May Help


A study done by University of California, Davis, showed that flooding fields in the winter could help to replenish the earth’s aquifiers without harming crops or affecting drinking water. Read about how researchers say...

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Sierra Nevada Snowpack At Its Lowest

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Sierra Nevada Snowpack At Its Lowest


Research shows that the snowfall in Sierra Nevada is at its record-lowest in over 500 years, and 2015 marked extreme conditions. Studies say that, “…global warming will reduce the amount of snow blanketing California...

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San Diego Water Rises During Drought

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San Diego Water Rises During Drought


Unlinke the rest of California, San Diego’s water levels are at 99% of normal, says The San Diego Union-Tribune. According to the data collected by the San Diego County Water Authority, the county has had...

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