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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)

$20 million in aid for California farmers

Federal officials announced $20 million in aid for California farmers and ranchers affected by the intense drought. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the United States Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available for agricultural water conservation efforts throughout California... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay imposes water restrictions

In response to a drought declaration by California Governor Jerry Brown, the city of Morro Bay adopted new rules Tuesday restricting water usage. [Tribune] Irrigation of public and private landscaping is now only permitted on Tuesdays and Saturdays for odd-numbered... (Continue reading)

17 California communities could run out of water

As California’s drought intensifies, 17 communities in 10 counties across the state are in danger of running out of water within 60 to 120 days, state officials announced Tuesday. [MercuryNews] The 17 water districts are all in small rural communities... (Continue reading)



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