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Looking ahead: California’s Drought Still A Big Issue for 2015

Jan 13, 2015
Looking ahead: California’s Drought Still A Big Issue for 2015

In 2014, California was affected by the drought. Governor Brown asked Californians to reduce all water use by 20 percent to help conserve. Starting in January of every year, the State Department of Water Resources measures how much water content is in the snowpack to determine the state’s water supply, and in doing so showed...

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Grow a Beard, Fight the Drought

Jan 9, 2015
Grow a Beard, Fight the Drought

SACRAMENTO- A local group is encouraging men to get their “drought face” on to save water. Shaving your face uses, on average, an extra five gallons of water. Of course, skipping a shave or two isn’t the only way to conserve water. Be Water Smart also suggests shorter showers, turning off the faucet while brushing your...

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Sacramento Leads State in Reducing Water Use

Jan 6, 2015
Sacramento Leads State in Reducing Water Use

SACRAMENTO- The State Water Board released new numbers on Tuesday showing how well California is conserving water during the drought. The board surveyed 400 urban water agencies throughout California and found that statewide, residential water use decreased 9.8 percent from November 2013 to November 2014. “We still need to do more, but we’ll take it,” Water Board Chief Felicia...

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"The 2015 Drought – So Far," from the California WaterBlog

It's a problem of NEW and TMI--not enough water and too much information.  That is, we're still in a drought, and there's a lot of information on it, but it's hard, for me anyway, to keep track of the various pieces and pages of news about our wat...

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Snow Survey Shows Improvement, Still Way Below Average

Dec 30, 2014
Snow Survey Shows Improvement, Still Way Below Average

SACRAMENTO- Despite recent storms bringing more snow to the Sierra, the Department of Water Resources says the snowpack’s water content is still way below average for this time of year. At a snow survey Tuesday near Echo Summit, officials found the snowpack’s water content to be about 33 percent of average. The snow itself was...

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Colder Storms Needed to Ease Drought

Dec 17, 2014
Colder Storms Needed to Ease Drought

SACRAMENTO- While recent rains have certainly helped, California’s water supply also relies on snowmelt, which is below average for this time of year. According to the eight station index, a measure of precipitation for the Sacramento basin, rainfall totals are averaging 145 percent of normal for this point in the season. But the Central Sierra snowpack is...

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Water Agencies Fear Rain Will Kill Water Conservation

Dec 17, 2014
Water Agencies Fear Rain Will Kill Water Conservation

ate and local water officials want to remind water users that they should continue to conserve water despite the recent rainstorms that have caused localized flooding. "It's not dry right now so people don't feel that have to worry about conservation," said Shau

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Experts Worry Recent Rains Give People Reason to Stop Conserving Water

Dec 16, 2014
Experts Worry Recent Rains Give People Reason to Stop Conserving Water

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)- California officials are worried that recent rains will give people an excuse to abandon water-conservation efforts designed to fight the state’s long drought. Weather experts say it’s too early to know if the storms represent the beginning of the end of the dry spell. They pledge to keep promoting conservation. Felicia...

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Rock, Mud Slides Close Chunk of Highway 16

Dec 11, 2014
Rock, Mud Slides Close Chunk of Highway 16

YOLO COUNTY- Roadways in western Yolo County experienced minor flooding as a major rain storm moved through the area Thursday. But Highway 16 was closed due to a mudslide. In fact, numerous parts of the highway were also covered with rocks – some weighing several hundred pounds. They continued to fall every few minutes,...

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Water saving numbers stellar as Roseville customers saved 29 percent in November

Water saving efforts by Roseville residents and business owners continue and we’re still on course to reduce water use by 20 percent this year. In November alone, customers saved more than 29 percent as compared to this time last year. In total, Roseville has cut water use by 19.1 percent since January. With the...

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