Articles Tagged With ‘California Department of Water Resources’




Oroville Dam scare prompts evacuation of 180,000 people

More than 180,000 Northern California residents received evacuation orders Sunday over fears that the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam will fail and possibly cause massive flooding. [Oroville MR] The Oroville Dam, which is 770... (Continue reading)

California cities, towns must cut water use by 25 percent

California Governor Jerry Brown announced an executive order Wednesday that will require all cities and towns in the state to cut their water use 25 percent from 2013 levels. [LA Times] The executive order is... (Continue reading)

Drought means opportunity for some

PART ONE: Water, money, need, and greed By DANIEL BLACKBURN California’s persistent 30-month dry period has provoked statewide cries for major changes in current water resources practices, and is sparking renewed campaigns for more dams... (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... (Continue reading)

Know the facts before you vote

OPINION By CASANDRA APPLETON As election season nears, and more people are announcing their candidacy, I’m deeply concerned that several of the candidates who are running for various political offices may have “questionable” ethics. I... (Continue reading)

Paso water group wields major-league muscle

Eyes on your water: Second in a series of reports on the North County’s festering water politics. A list of the top 30 land owners over the Paso Robles aquifer is available below this story.... (Continue reading)

Common sense use of water resouces

OPINION By CAROLEE KRIEGER My name is Carolee Krieger and I represent the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN, online at www.c-win.org). We are a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to common sense use of California’s scant... (Continue reading)

No good news about water supply

Drought conditions in California will be worsened by a current dearth of surplus water, and that coupled with a third straight dry year could mean exponentially bigger supply problems in 2014. (Sacramento Bee) Any available... (Continue reading)