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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

   

California’s Fishy Drought

California’s Fishy Drought

  . California’s Central Valley is called America’s bread basket. It’s a remarkable tribute to American ingenuity. A once dry desert now supports a 20 billion dollar agriculture industry that provides half of all produce sold in the United States. And its irrigation system accounts for 1/6th of all irrigated land in the country. But […]

California’s Water Crisis and Solutions

California’s Water Crisis and Solutions

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As One of Its Chief Sources of Water Dries Up, California Eases Restrictions on Use Nonetheless

As One of Its Chief Sources of Water Dries Up, California Eases Restrictions on Use Nonetheless

Earlier this month, capsule California lifted its sweeping restrictions on how its towns and cities use their water, mind signaling that even though much of the state continues to face extraordinary drought, vialis 40mg a moderately wet winter has blunted officials’ sense of urgency over water shortages. Seemingly overlooked, however, is the state’s enormous reliance […]

Gov. Brown tees up permanent drought measures

Gov. Brown tees up permanent drought measures

Floods help to ease California’s four-year drought

Floods help to ease California’s four-year drought

Heavy downpours have brought flash floods to parts of central and southern California. This second spell of heavy rain to hit the state in a week caused chaos on the roads as thundery showers caused mudslides along with strong, pills gusty winds and large hail. Some good has come out of this recent spell of […]

Executive Order Aims to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life in California

Executive Order Aims to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life in California

SACRAMENTO – Moving to bolster California’s climate and drought resilience, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order that builds on temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer-term water conservation measures, including permanent monthly water use reporting, new permanent water use standards in California communities and bans on clearly wasteful practices such […]