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Ventura County| One of State’s Driest Counties

Ventura County| One of State’s Driest Counties

After a lot of rain in 2019 all of California was out of the major drought situation it had been in for years.  Snow pack was at 120% of the yearly average.  However, 2020 has had about half its normal rainfall through this time of the rainy season.  . The forecast for the next couple […]

About 10 percent of California now in moderate drought status, scientists say

About 10 percent of California now in moderate drought status, scientists say

BY MICHAEL MCGOUGH The latest map by the U.S. Drought Monitor brings some bad news for California: After a virtually rain-less start to February, nearly half of the state is either “abnormally dry” or at a “moderate” drought level. The monitor shows a pocket of the Central Valley and southern Sierra Nevada, from Tuolumne and Mariposa counties, […]

Edge of Drought Tour August 27th to 29th, 2019

Edge of Drought Tour August 27th to 29th, 2019

This two-and-a-half-day tour will traverse parts of Southern California and venture into the Santa Barbara region, hit hard by the 2012-16 drought, wildfires and mudslides. Although Santa Barbara County recently lifted its drought emergency declaration after this winter’s storms replenished local reservoirs, the region’s hydrologic recovery often has lagged behind much of the rest of the state. […]

Cracks found in new Oroville Dam spillway, but officials say don’t worry

Cracks found in new Oroville Dam spillway, but officials say don’t worry

BY DALE KASLER AND RYAN SABALOW [email protected] NOVEMBER 28, 2017 02:30 PM UPDATED 1 MINUTE AGO Hairline cracks have been detected in sections of the newly reconstructed flood-control spillway at Oroville Dam. State and federal officials said they’re confident the cracks don’t pose a safety problem and don’t need to be repaired. However, the state […]

Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko Discusses Current City Issues

Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko Discusses Current City Issues

By Our Ventura TV Ventura Mayor, Erik Nasarenko, speaks with Sandra Siepak about the City of Ventura’s finances, ongoing drought and the library system. Nasarenko touches upon recent sales tax increase, homelessness, support for the Museum of Ventura County and other matters. Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Shares a Perspective on the Effects of the Drought

Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Shares a Perspective on the Effects of the Drought

The California drought has taken a toll on cities and individuals and especially those in farming.  Farmers with the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association share their perspective on the long-lasting drought. Greg Mitchell with Blue Ridge Honey reports that even with a substantial amount of rain this past season, certain types of sage, buckwheat […]

Commentary: Governor Brown’s never-ending drought emergency

Commentary: Governor Brown’s never-ending drought emergency

By Aubrey Bettencourt  It is also time that Governor Brown’s appointed agencies stop playing games and begin the construction of new storage as Californians passed a water bond in 2014. Question: When is California’s drought emergency over? Answer: When Gov. Jerry Brown says it’s over. In January 2014, acting after two successive dry years, Governor Edmund […]

Authorities Release Water As Shasta Lake Reaches Capacity

Authorities Release Water As Shasta Lake Reaches Capacity

Shasta Lake had been decimated by the state’s  five year drought.  Now authorities are releasing water as levels near overflow.  From SFGate:  “The lake stood at 96 percent of capacity and 137 percent of the historical average, as of midnight Monday, according to the California Department of Water Resources. Water officials are releasing 70,000 cubic […]

Directly drinking treated wastewater could be in Californians’ future

Directly drinking treated wastewater could be in Californians’ future

Brown’s Water Policies Causes 8% DROP in Agriculture Production in 2015

Brown’s Water Policies Causes 8% DROP in Agriculture Production in 2015