Articles Tagged With ‘drought’

Californians divided on water shortage solutions

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a statewide Field Poll of 1,000 registered voters. However, residents are deeply divided on how to solve the dilemma. [MercuryNews] The deepest... (Continue reading)

California logs hottest winter ever

California has just completed the hottest winter in the state’s history. [Mercury News] The average temperature statewide for December, January and February was 48.0 degrees, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The previous high for those months... (Continue reading)

Supervisors declare drought emergency in SLO County

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors declared a county drought emergency Tuesday. San Luis Obipso became the 17th county in the state to declare a drought emergency. The declaration allows the county to easier shift its use of... (Continue reading)

Central Coast leads in water conservation

People living on California’s Central Coast use less water per-capita than any other Californians, according to a California drought database. [MercuryNews] Californian water consumption varies dramatically from region to region. On the Central Coast, residents use 143 gallons a day... (Continue reading)

First big 2014 rain soaks SLO County

Rainfall finally arrived in San Luis Obispo County on Sunday, but not nearly enough to compensate for three years of drought. Santa Margarita was one of the wettest spots with 1.1 inches of rain. Shandon received the lowest rainfall with... (Continue reading)

Cambria CSD considering water rationing

The Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors is considering declaring a drought emergency that will restrict the amount of water residents and businesses can use and impose hefty penalties on those exceeding the limits. [Tribune] At a board meeting... (Continue reading)

Drought threatens Central Coast coho salmon

The lack of rain could lead to the extinction of coho salmon in the waters off the Central Coast of California. [SFGate] Following heavy winter rains, coho salmon swim up the rivers and creeks to spawn. However, many of the... (Continue reading)

Brown’s drought emergency significant to farmers

Gov. Jerry Brown is slated to declare a drought emergency today which could lead to the reallocation of water from seasonal crops to permanent crops. [CNBC] Brown’s declaration means that crops such as avocado trees would have priority over crops... (Continue reading)

California farmers removing grape vines

California farmers are ripping up grape vines and switching to higher yielding crops to cope with an ongoing drought, according to a report by San Rafael wine broker Ciatti Co. [Mercury News] The report estimates that California vintners will remove... (Continue reading)

2013, driest year on record

The driest year in recorded history has left wells dried up, golden hillsides and distressed wildlife during the typically lush rainy season. In San Luis Obispo, the city received only 4.5 inches of water in 2013, with average yearly rainfall... (Continue reading)