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Water restrictions take effect in Los Osos

A set of restrictions limiting how and when residents can use water for landscaping took effect in Los Osos Monday. Last week, the Los Osos Community Services District adopted a set of mandatory water conservations measures that will remain in... (Continue reading)

Santa Cruz deploying water cops to combat drought

Touting strategies like deploying “water cops” and sending abusers to “water school,” the city of Santa Cruz has emerged as California’s leader in the water conservation push during the current drought. [Mercury News] Santa Cruz has instituted a policy of... (Continue reading)

California crippling drought deepens

California drought deepens with areas of exceptional drought going from 36 percent of the state last week to 58 percent of the state this week. The same week that California began handing at fines for wasting water, the state deemed... (Continue reading)

Lady Gaga appears in California PSA on water conservation

Several months after filling Hearst Castle’s 345,000-gallon Neptune Pool with water for a music video shoot, Lady Gaga is instructing Californians to practice water conservation. Early this year, a leak prompted workers at Hearst Castle to drain the Neptune pool.... (Continue reading)

Californians facing $500 a day water fines

After very few Californians listened to Gov. Jerry Brown plea to conserve water, the state is poised to slap water wasters with fines of up to $500 a day. [Mercury News] The state Water Resources Control Board is set to... (Continue reading)

Hearst Castle replacing public restrooms with port-a-potties

In San Luis Obispo County’s latest drought relief measure, California state parks has opted to close the public restrooms at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center and replace them with portable toilets. [KSBY] State parks will close the restrooms on July... (Continue reading)

Drought drives wild animals to urban areas

Competition for food amid California’s drought is prompting wildlife to search for food in strange places, including urban areas. [Outdoors] In Nipomo, a bear wandered into a public park and shut down a Little League baseball game. In Santa Cruz... (Continue reading)

Supervisor promoting new water pipeline

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson is spearheading plans to construct two water pipelines to provide surplus water from Nacimiento Lake to the county during times state water is in short supply. At a cost of about $3 million,... (Continue reading)

Drought spans all of California for first time in 15 years

The entire state of California has entered a drought for the first time in 15 years, according to a report released by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). [LA Times] The NCDC rates drought conditions on five levels of severity.... (Continue reading)

Significant rain expected this week

Weather forecasters say San Luis Obispo County is slated to get significant rain this week, and possibly an El Nino next year. A low pressure system is slated to bring rain to most of California on Wednesday with a possibility... (Continue reading)



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