Articles Tagged With ‘California drought’




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Protecting Arroyo Grande’s water supply

Mayor Jim Hill

Opinion by Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill Last year, backed by the threat of huge fines, California required Arroyo Grande to cut water usage by 28 percent city-wide. Experiencing unprecedented drought, our residents achieved 37 percent water savings last year.... (Continue reading)

Lopez Lake water level at all-time low

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The amount of water in Lopez Lake has reached an all-time low. Officials have responded by closing the boat launch ramp at the lake. [KSBY] Lopez Lake is currently at 26.4 percent capacity, according to San Luis Obispo County water... (Continue reading)

Lopez Lake getting low again

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Despite the recent El Nino rains, park rangers are preparing to kick boaters out of Lopez Lake. The boat ramp at the lake will close in about four weeks. [KSBY] Lopez Lake is currently at 28.8 percent capacity, according to... (Continue reading)

California to relax water conservation rules

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Local agencies in California may soon be allowed to relax or even eliminate water conservation mandates imposed on them by the state. However, Gov. Jerry Brown is also ordering that some water conservation rules become permanent statewide. [LA Times] Last... (Continue reading)

El Nino filling Northern California reservoirs

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Large reservoirs in Northern California are filling up as a result of recent rainfall. This week, both Lake Shasta and Lake Oroville passed their average levels for this point in the year. [LA Times] Lake Shasta, California’s largest reservoir, has... (Continue reading)

SLO County may max out allotments of Nacimiento water

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San Luis Obispo County is considering maxing out its total allocation of Lake Nacimiento water. The county board of supervisors is scheduled to vote on the issue in March. The cities and communities involved in the Nacimiento Water Project have... (Continue reading)

Drought challenges mounting for California farmers

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California farmers are leaving hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted and are spending million of dollars to access water during the ongoing drought. But, California growers are still reluctant to raise fruit and vegetable prices causing them to bear the... (Continue reading)

Nestle allegedly bottling California water on expired permit

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Transnational food and beverage company Nestle is using a long-expired permit to bottle millions of gallons of water from a national forest in California, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by three environmental groups. [Desert Sun] The Center for Biological... (Continue reading)

Water district opposition growing, may sink plan

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN A county commission pushed forward a proposal to form a Paso Robles water regulatory district Thursday while its top executive deflected assertions that more than a thousand letters of opposition have been kept from public view. The... (Continue reading)

California plans to seize farms to build water tunnels

Gov. Jerry Brown

California officials are preparing to take as many as 300 Central Valley farms by eminent domain in order to build water tunnels, according to a report prepared by state contractors. [ABC News] Governor Jerry Brown is calling for the state... (Continue reading)



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