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El Nino provides little relief outside of Northern California

El Nino provides little relief outside of Northern California

. Once-high hopes that a winter 2015-16 El Nino would lift California out of its 5-year-old drought have given way to a complex picture. Heavy winter snow and rains in the northern Sierras and the Sacramento Valley are providing widespread relief in Northern California. But farmers in the San Joaquin Valley and farmers and residents of […]

Author/Engineer to Speak on California’s Water Crisis and the Solutions at Three Area Meetings

Author/Engineer to Speak on California’s Water Crisis and the Solutions at Three Area Meetings

Drought: Author/Engineer Presents New Sustainable Water Solutions

Drought: Author/Engineer Presents New Sustainable Water Solutions

Another year of CA water restrictions likely

Another year of CA water restrictions likely

After a sunny February, the hopes that El Nino storms would go a long way toward restoring California’s water supplies and relieving the damage done by years of drought are now fading. Instead, the new assumption is that in April, the state government will renew strict rules mandating water conservation in local water districts for […]

Good news on several CA drought fronts

Good news on several CA drought fronts

By Chris Reed . State officials measured the Sierra Nevada snowpack for the second time in 2016 on Tuesday, and once again the news was good. Capital Public Radio has the details: The latest measurement …  showed that the “snowpack is growing quite nicely.” Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the […]

CA seeks drought relief from mountains to desert

CA seeks drought relief from mountains to desert

By James Poulos . This season’s heavy El Niño rains haven’t brought clarity to California’s competing drought plans, which now range from increasing water collection infrastructure to siphoning ancient reserves locked beneath the Mojave desert. Stepping up water collection has emerged as a priority in Southern California, drawing much of its water from outside sources, including Northern California […]

Hear local author on drought-proofing California

Hear local author on drought-proofing California

 

CA Republicans to push immigration reform

CA Republicans to push immigration reform

CA drought brings fines, shaming

CA drought brings fines, shaming

. After a wave of new rules, regulations and crackdowns, many water-conserving Californians have evaded formal and informal punishment. With no end in sight, however, others have begun to face both forms of penalties. The mood of the public and officials alike has tilted hard against outsized consumers. Although “water providers such as the Los Angeles Department of […]

Understanding California’s Man-Made Water Crisis

Understanding California’s Man-Made Water Crisis

Understanding California’s water crisis requires an explanation of how government agencies and politicians failed to do their jobs and allowed environmental interests to send billions of gallons of needed water to the ocean. Because of this man-made water crisis California’s agricultural economy suffered billions of dollars in losses, thousands of people lost their jobs, foreign […]