Articles Tagged With ‘California drought’

$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)

Will Muslim prayer bring California rain?

More than 100 members of a California mosque gathered at Folsom Lake Saturday to pray for rain. Within minutes, sprinkles began to fall. [Fox 40] “We came out here today basically asking god to bless us with rain,” said Basma... (Continue reading)

Lowest rainfall in 143 years

Droopy trees, smelly lakes and wilted flowers blanket San Luis Obispo County as a result of the lowest rainfall experienced in 143 years. The county is slipping further into drought with 3.5 inches of rainfall between January and October marking... (Continue reading)