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On tap in California: Another drought four years after last

On tap in California: Another drought four years after last

By BRIAN MELLEY LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s hopes for a wet “March miracle” did not materialize and a dousing of April showers may as well be a mirage at this point. The state appears in the midst of another drought only a few years after a punishing 5-year dry spell dried up rural wells, […]

SoCal Desalination Plant Inches Towards Approval

SoCal Desalination Plant Inches Towards Approval

    By Edward Ring   In a rare and commendable display of political courage and common sense, California Governor Gavin Newsom has been working to finally grant permits to construct a second major seawater desalination plant on the Southern California Coast. But don’t count on this new water source just yet. Despite clearing major hurdles, self-described environmentalists […]

Newsom pushes desalination project–environmentalists want it stopped

Newsom pushes desalination project–environmentalists want it stopped

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views For years environmentalists have been suing to stop the building of a desalinization plant in Orange County—it is an environmentally bad idea, they say.  So why is Gavin Nuisance promoting it and pushing it forward?  Because the cost of the project and the water will […]

Camarillo Receives $6.44M Grant for Desalter

Camarillo Receives $6.44M Grant for Desalter

Camarillo, California – City of Camarillo receives a $6.44 Million Federal WaterSMART Desalination grant, in addition to the original $5 million federal grant award and $15 million in State grants previously awarded, for a total of $26.44 million in grant funding for the construction of the City’s groundwater desalination treatment plant. The U.S. Bureau of […]

Strong snowpack is good news for California’s water supply as storms hit the mark

Strong snowpack is good news for California’s water supply as storms hit the mark

By HANNAH FRY STAFF WRITER After a slow start to California’s wet winter season, a series of storms that hammered the state at the tail end of 2019 dumped enough snow on the Sierra Nevada to kick off the new year with a solid snowpack. That is good news for the state’s water supply, which has […]

The New Era of Sustainability Groundwater Management Act Begins with Problems on the Horizon

The New Era of Sustainability Groundwater Management Act Begins with Problems on the Horizon

    By Darin DuPont As the year comes to an end, the beginning of 2020 will bring a multitude of issues and policies to the next legislative session. Groundwater will be one of those issues, as the Sustainability Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) has a deadline of January 31, 2020 for Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSP) […]

United Water Conservation District Kicks off New Water Year with New Water Agreements

United Water Conservation District Kicks off New Water Year with New Water Agreements

United Water Conservation District (UWCD), administrator of water resources in the Santa Clara River watershed, has kicked off the new Water Year with a number of unprecedented agreements resulting in some 30,000 acre feet of new water procurement, benefitting the residents of Ventura County. “Working in partnership with our neighboring water agencies and exercising the very best […]

City of Camarillo Celebrates Milestone During Desalter Groundbreaking Ceremony

City of Camarillo Celebrates Milestone During  Desalter Groundbreaking Ceremony

Camarillo, California – The City of Camarillo held a groundbreaking ceremony on September 11, 2019, to celebrate a major milestone: the start of construction of the long-awaited North Pleasant Valley Groundwater Desalter.  After 25 years of studies, planning, hearings, revisions and regulatory approvals, the City of Camarillo has hired W. M. Lyles Company to build […]

Lake Piru 76% Full from Recent Rains

Lake Piru 76% Full from Recent Rains

United Water’s Lake Piru rose 67-feet in 2019 and is now 76% full, compared with being only 15% full last October. “The 2019 storm combined with the District’s recent Article 21* purchases have allowed United Water to harvest a total of 66,190 acre-feet of water at United’s Lake Piru and Freeman Diversion facilities, which is […]

Former Production supervisor City of Ventura Water Takes Issue with City’s Claimed Water Shortage

Former Production supervisor City of Ventura Water Takes Issue with City’s Claimed Water Shortage

    By Joseph Richardson I am writing this and sharing it as widely as I can. My hope is to inform as many people about the false claims and faulty planning by the City of Ventura Water Dept staff. The first claim: There is a water shortage:            1.     There […]

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