Articles Tagged With ‘Water’

$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)

California plans to cut off state water

California officials announced Friday plans to shut off state water allotments to farmers and communities beginning in the spring. [MercuryNews] For the first time in its 54-year history, the State Water Project won’t allot any water to the 25 million... (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)

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)

PRAAGS and PRO Water Equity don’t see future water banking

OPINION By JERRY REAUGH Two North County groups are taking exception to claims made by a small group of property owners regarding formation of the Paso Robles Basin Water District (PRBWD). In what they describe as a careless and misleading... (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)

Is water banking in SLO County’s future?

Eyes on your water: First in a series of reports on the North County’s festering water politics. By DANIEL BLACKBURN Little San Luis Obispo County is poised to become a major player in the West’s high-stakes water future, even while... (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)

Will the Paso Robles Council impose a water moratorium?

The Paso Robles City Council will consider imposing a temporary moratorium on private water well drilling on Tuesday. Because of low rainfall and increased demands, the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin water levels have been dropping. About 1,000 acres in 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)