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Davis Vanguard
City: Water Well Levels Dropping; Conservation Measures

Aug 21, 2014
City: Water Well Levels Dropping; Conservation Measures

by Stacey Winton The City of Davis municipal well water levels have dropped 10 feet since 2008. This year, the March to July 2014 well water levels, dropped an average of 54 feet. A drop in water levels is typical in late summer. However, in the same period of 2013, wells dropped only 49...

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Davis Vanguard
Will Davis Have Well-Water if Drought Worsens?

Aug 11, 2014
Will Davis Have Well-Water if Drought Worsens?

Last week, attorney, former councilmember and water project opponent Michael Harrington made a comment on the Vanguard: “Give it a few years, and I seriously think that Davis will pull out of the JPA surface water plant as being a worthless dinosaur that is costing ratepayers too much for too little. With climate change...

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Davis Vanguard
Will City Agree to Settle Water Lawsuit?

Aug 7, 2014
Will City Agree to Settle Water Lawsuit?

The Vanguard learned that the city and plaintiffs for the water suit – John Munn and YRAPUS (Yolo Ratepayers for Affordable Public Utility Services) had collectively requested that the court establish a confidential settlement communication process and refer the matter to a confidential mediation with a neutral mediator. Last month the Davis City Council...

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Placer County Online
Continuing drought spurs more water saving measures

As the lingering effects of a multi-year drought continue to cast their parched shadow on much of California, Placer County continues to take steps to reduce water use and eliminate water waste. Next week, the county’s Parks Division staff will drain water from two fountains at the County Administrative Center in Auburn, also known...

Davis Vanguard
City Sends Out Official Prop 218 Notice, Hearing Sept. 16

Aug 1, 2014
City Sends Out Official Prop 218 Notice, Hearing Sept. 16

The City of Davis has officially sent out its Prop 218 Notices to the public following council’s actions on July 15 to implement the Bartle Wells version of the 87-13 water rates. According to the city, “The proposed rate and fee increases will provide funding for a water supply project to draw water from...

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YubaNet.com
Water scarcity may be the most underrated resource issue the world is facing today

Jul 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 - Seventy percent of world water use is for irrigation.

Each day we drink nearly 4 liters of water, but it takes some 2,000 liters of water—500 times as much—to produce the food we consume.

1,000 tons of water is used to produce 1 ton of grain.

Between 1950 and 2000, the world's irrigated...

Appeal Democrat
‘Murky water’ for farm bill in Yuba-Sutter

Editor's Note: This is first of two parts looking at local impacts of the 2014 Farm Bill.

FOX40
Water Main Bursts Floods UCLA Campus, Closes Sunset Boulevard

Jul 29, 2014
Water Main Bursts Floods UCLA Campus, Closes Sunset Boulevard

LOS ANGELES (KTLA)—

A large water main break in Westwood sent water flooding into streets and the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday.

Three people were rescued from parking


YubaNet.com
Mandatory Water Conservation Regulation Goes Into Effect

Jul 29, 2014

July 29, 2014 - On July 29, 2014, an emergency regulation to increase conservation practices for all Californians went into effect. The new conservation regulation targets outdoor urban water use. In some areas of the State, 50 percent or more of daily water use is for lawns and outdoor landscaping. This regulation...

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Sac History Happenings
Drought forces cancellation of Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento

Drought forces cancellation of Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento’s Gold Rush Days, traditionally hosted over the Labor Day weekend, has been canceled because of the drought, city tourism officials announced Monday.


Members of the 2nd California Cavalry Company F Sacramento Rangers ride in Old Sacramento on Friday, August 30, 2013 during Gold Rush Days.

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