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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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AccessLocal.TV
Responding To The Drought: New Solutions For Sustainable Cities

Jul 26, 2014
Responding To The Drought: New Solutions For Sustainable Cities

2014 has been one of the driest years for California since 1906. California’s well system is drying up and our reservoirs are at record lows. ...

AccessLocal.TV
VIDEO: Drought is Given a Positive Spin; “Gold is the New Green!”

Jul 26, 2014

The current drought has left Sacramento land parched and city lawns not brown, but rather gold. See what locals are doing to conserve water:   ...

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Appeal Democrat
Dealing with the drought: Yuba City residents asked to consider ‘long-term conservation’

As the drought wears on and water supplies dwindle, it's becoming clear water conservation is not a fad or a one-time solution to a temporary problem.

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Lessons of California’s drought from 1976

“What have you done to save water today?”

That leading question could be asked any day this year, but it’s an echo from California’s past.

On a poster hung in schoolrooms and kitchens across the state, that query came from 1976 and a public service announcement printed by...

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FOX40
Truckee Rafting Company closes Early due to Drought

Jul 24, 2014
Truckee Rafting Company closes Early due to Drought

TRUCKEE—

The Truckee River just downstream from Tahoe City looked like an L.A. freeway today. But the rafters on the river couldn’t go move too quickly.

The river sole source of water is from Lake Tahoe, and flows have been …


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