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Is the Drought Drowned Out?: End of Drought Emergency and Release of Long-Term Conservation Framework

This month Governor Jerry Brown declared California’s drought-induced state of emergency officially over for the majority of the state. Even with the emergency called off, however, future drought remains a real threat to the Golden State. In response, California water … Continue reading

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A Sinking Feeling: Over-Pumping CA Groundwater

The immense importance of proper groundwater recharge was recently confirmed by NASA, who released data earlier this month showing that parts of California are quite literally sinking due to the over-pumping of groundwater. Among other effects, over-pumping groundwater aquifers can … Continue reading

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Rain on the Parade: Drought Endures in Southern California

California’s unexpected winter storms replenished the Sierra snowpack and filled reservoirs, allowing more than 40% of the State to emerge from one of the worst droughts in its recorded history. While this news should be cause for celebration, recent data … Continue reading

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The Year of La Niña: Preparing for This Stormwater Season

The latest National Weather Service forecast predicts wide variation in temperature and precipitation across the U.S. this winter. Thanks, in part, to La Niña, the Southern part of the country is expected to experience above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation, while … Continue reading

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The Drought’s Effect on Water Quality in Southern California

California is in the throes of the worst drought it’s experienced in the last century. The focus thus far has been on water conservation, reclamation, and alternative sources—and rightfully so, given the lack of water available in the State. There … Continue reading

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Water Supply Analysis: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Earlier this month the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) released the results of an analysis demonstrating it has sufficient water supplies to meet the demand of its member agencies over the next three years. This finding is attributed … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Come Our Way; Let’s Save It for Another Day!

The recent storms are good news for California, as the snowpack is now higher than average for this time of year, but still only represent a small victory in the overall battle against the drought. Remember, even if it’s pouring … Continue reading

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Drought Troubles: Regulatory Plans Meet Judicial Pushback

Update (5/6/15): ———————————————- On Tuesday, May 5th, California’s state water board approved emergency drought regulations that aim to slash water use in urban areas by 25%. The measures call for cities and water agencies to reduce water usage by amounts … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Keeping You Up-To-Date

It has been quite a year, filled with industry developments, technological advancements, regulatory updates, and new environmental challenges. Here are a few of the notable highlights of 2014. Two-thousand and fourteen began with Governor Brown declaring a drought state of … Continue reading

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Prop. 1: CA Voters Have an Important Decision to Make on Election Day

Next month Californians will cast ballots to, once again, decide the fate of politicians, propositions, and measures alike. After a record-breaking year of drought, there is one proposition in particular that is bound to be on every Californians’ mind — … Continue reading

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