California drought agency fines agricultural irrigation district

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California drought agency fines agricultural irrigation district


According to The Sacramento Bee, the California State water regulators have issued their second charge against an agricultural water district for diverting water illegally. Fines are over a million dollars, and farmers have the right...

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Good News California!

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Good News California!


According to LA times, there is finally some good news about California’s drought and water usage. According to the officials who track water usage, in the month of May California’s residents were able to...

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A Community in California Unites to Conserve Water

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A Community in California Unites to Conserve Water


“Now is the time for Water Conservation,” says the village manager from a spiritual community called Ananda, located in Northern Sierra Nevada foothils just outside of Nevada City. The Ananda community of 800 acres of land consists...

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NASA’s Satellite Systems show we’re all running out of water

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NASA’s Satellite Systems show we’re all running out of water


BIG news! The Washington Post article by Todd C. Frankel on June 16 says, “more than half of Earth’s 37 largest aquifers are being depleted, according to gravitational data from the GRACE satellite system.” What are...

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Reusing Gray Water

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Reusing Gray Water


What is gray water? According to the article posted by U.S. News, it’s typically the”…gently-used runoff from bathroom sinks, showers, bathtubs and washing machines.” Why reuse your gray water? Well if you’re a Californian...

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ALL CALIFORNIANS NEED TO STEP UP

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ALL CALIFORNIANS NEED TO STEP UP


The Wall Street Journal posted an article on Apirl 19th, about cities in California that follow Gov. Brown’s notice to cut back on water will receive rewards for doing so early on. “All Californians...

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CALIFORNIA’S FARMERS AND WATER USE

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CALIFORNIA’S FARMERS AND WATER USE


The Sacramento Bee posted some interesting water facts:   “According to the Public Policy Institute of California, about 9 million acres of farmland in the state are irrigated, representing about 80 percent of all...

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A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT

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A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT


Could charging realistic prices for water drastically change the way people choose to use water today? For Californians, it may just be the solution for saving water. If you had to pay a lot...

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Water Conservation Not Taken Seriously

California Drought

Water Conservation Not Taken Seriously


According to the article posted by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press, the month of February was the worst month for California’s water conservation since last summer, despite the horrendous effects of the drought state-wide. The...

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California’s Summer Looks Dangerous For Fire Season

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California’s Summer Looks Dangerous For Fire Season


More than 50 million people in the Northern United States are affected by the drought, according to the article posted by The Washington Post on April 1st. Gov. Jerry Brown is strongly announcing new...

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SAVING WATER

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SAVING WATER


Let’s get to it.  The time is past when we can be nonchalant about wasting water.  A little or a lot isn’t the bigger issue.  That we stop wasting any of it is.  When...

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WATER SURVEY FOR CALIFORNIANS

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WATER SURVEY FOR CALIFORNIANS


According to another post by ACWA, a statewide survey was just posted by Public Policy Institute of California, which indicated that about 66% of Californians say, “…the water supply in their region is a big problem...

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CALIFORNIA WATER AGENCY NEW POLICY

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CALIFORNIA WATER AGENCY NEW POLICY


ACWA (Association of California Water Agencies) is working on a new policy to help California cope with the changes from its fourth year of drought.   California’s continually changing climate and risk of destructive...

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LOS ANGELES’ AGING WATER PIPES ARE A CONCERN

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LOS ANGELES’ AGING WATER PIPES ARE A CONCERN


About 100,000 gallons of water poured into a residential neighborhood in Hollywood Hills this week causing sidewalks to crack and cars to be submerged under water. The cause of this water break was due...

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BILL PASSED FOR CALIFORNIA

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BILL PASSED FOR CALIFORNIA


The California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014 passed a bill for California’s drought this December. Following the vote, Rep. Valadao, along with other cosponsors Reps. released a statement calling the drought a natural disaster that...

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REPLACE YOUR LAWN

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REPLACE YOUR LAWN


In those areas of the country where water is always scarce – or where there is a drought – it’s time to stop trying to keep green grass lawns.  Yep, they can be pretty....

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MANAGE WATER FOR ACTUAL CONDITIONS!

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MANAGE WATER FOR ACTUAL CONDITIONS!


It’s time to acknowledge that we need to plan for actual water supply conditions, and stop treating shortages as exceptional events. For some excellent perspective on Water Management, check out this page at WhollyH2o.

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SAN FRANCISCO WATER

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SAN FRANCISCO WATER


We just returned from a long weekend in San Francisco.  Living out in the Sierra Foothills as we do, we enjoyed many city activities not available here.  We spent a lot of time in...

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