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$8.1 Million in State Prop 1 Funds Awarded for Joint Surface Water Intake

$8.1 Million in State Prop 1 Funds Awarded for Joint Surface Water Intake

(Press Release from WDCWA) – The final funding piece for a major regional surface water project fell into place yesterday, just months before surface water is to begin flowing to water users in Woodland and Davis. The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency and Reclamation District 2035 announced today the award of $8.1 million in Proposition...

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Bamboo and More
Condominium complex water garden, Victoria, BC

Condominium complex water garden, Victoria, BC

Time’s a-flying. It’s hard to believe it’s been three months since our Pacific Northwest trip. I’ve already covered all the gardens I visited; you’ll find my posts listed in this handy overview. But there was one unexpected find I haven’t written about yet: the serendipitous discovery of a charming water garden at...

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AccessLocal.TV
Can Simply Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?

Can Simply Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?

A recent article from Softpedia News states that researchers at the University of Birmingham have reported a new simple trick that might help obesity: drinking water before each meal. They took a group of 41 volunteers and had them drink 17 ounces of water before each meal over a 12 week period. They were...

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Davis Vanguard
Monday Morning Thoughts – Never the Twain Shall Meet?

Aug 31, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts – Never the Twain Shall Meet?

In yesterday’s column lamenting the loss of Chamber CEO Matt Yancey, I wrote, “I have called on this community to decide who we are, what we want to be and where we are going to go. By laying out a vision – we may be able to find common goals and common ground that...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Water-wise landscaping in the Sierra Foothills

Water-wise landscaping in the Sierra Foothills

AN ABUNDANCE OF LAKES, RIVERS, streams and ponds have defined our region’s geography and culture for generations. This also is reflected in the landscaping and design around our homes and businesses: lush lawns, water features, water-loving trees and shrubs. But a prolonged drought is forcing us to rethink our commercial and residential landscapes, often the...

Placer County Online
Roseville Details Water Saving Rules

Continued drought conditions means a 28 percent water-use reduction goal ROSEVILLE – Today the City of Roseville announced additional water-use restrictions for Roseville water customers in light of Governor Brown’s Executive Order and the May 6 State Water Resources Control Board’s drought emergency action requiring increased statewide water-use reductions. To meet the 25 percent...

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California Political News and Views
Tiered Water Ruling — Water Agencies Shouldn’t Make a Profit Off Homeowners

Last week the California Court of Appeal issued an important ruling interpreting Proposition 218, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association sponsored initiative approved by voters in 1996. Proposition 218 is entitled “The Taxpayers Right to Vote Act” for a very good reason. It reflects the policy that those who pay the bills for public expenditures...

California Political News and Views
New Desal Plant in the Works at Camp Pendleton

The dramatic announcement by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month of a 25 percent cut in water use across much of California triggered harsh commentary in the state and across the nation over the lack of preparation by government agencies and water districts for a long-term drought. A typical focus was incredulity over a...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Are California Blanket Drought Reduction Rules Fair?

Apr 24, 2015
Commentary: Are California Blanket Drought Reduction Rules Fair?

When Governor Jerry Brown first announced mandatory water conservation efforts, cities quickly cried foul noting that urban areas only consume 25 percent of the state water with the rest going to agriculture. Indeed, the city of LA in three years doesn’t consume as much water as the state’s almond growers. While the State Water...

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California Political News and Views
CARTOON: A Thirsty California

CARTOON: A Thirsty California

RJ MatsonView Full Size: CARTOON: A Thirsty California

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