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Davis Vanguard
City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

Aug 29, 2014
City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

In the City Newsletter that was emailed to the public on Thursday, the city reports, “The Governor and State Water Resources Control Board enacted emergency regulations to promote further water conservation. The regulations require urban water agencies activate their Water Shortage Contingency Plans. In Davis, this would represent a Stage 3 water shortage emergency...

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Placer County Online
California’s Drought: Understanding California’s climate, water systems, history and the challenges ahead

California faces its most severe drought emergency in decades. Californians have been called to reduce water, and businesses, farms, and reservoirs are running dry. As part of the NCC Science Series, Sierra College Professor Carol Jean Cox will give a presentation that outlines California’s climate, its 20th century water systems, ground water issues and California’s...

Placer County Online
PCWA sees opportunity in water bond election

AUBURN - Funding for water resource improvements in Placer County could be possible if California voters support the $7.12 billion bond issue on the Nov. 4 ballot, it was reported at Thursday’s (Aug. 21) meeting of the Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors. PCWA leaders have been studying the funding opportunities following the State...

See The Sacramento River ... By Car
"Years of Turning Off the Tap; What Australia Has Learned about Dry Spells"

Interesting article on how Aussies cope with droughts, HERE***

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FOX40
Want to Conserve Water? Try the ‘Dirt Bucket Challenge’

Aug 21, 2014
Want to Conserve Water? Try the ‘Dirt Bucket Challenge’

Two men from California were called out in the Ice Bucket Challenge, but put a drought-friendly twist on it. They call it the Dirt Bucket Challenge, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. The rules of the challenge are to accept the challenge within 24 of being “called out,” donate money to an Amyotrophic...

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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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FOX40
Restaurant Owner Says He was Ticketed for Washing Patio

Aug 19, 2014
Restaurant Owner Says He was Ticketed for Washing Patio

SACRAMENTO- Local restaurant owner Daniel Flores says the city fined him for flooding his own parking area, which was caused by the pressure washer used to clean his patio. Every six weeks, Flores cleans the patio of Taqueria Jalisco on 16th and D streets but this last time, the city slapped him with a...

FOX40
Demonstrators Fight for More Water in Trinity, Klamath Rivers

Aug 19, 2014
Demonstrators Fight for More Water in Trinity, Klamath Rivers

SACRAMENTO- More than 200 Native American tribe members came down to Sacramento Tuesday to increase the amount of water flowing down the Trinity and Klamath rivers. They claim adding the water could save tens of thousands of fish. Demonstrators say dams are blocking water flow and that is putting fish in danger.  They are...

Davis Vanguard
How to Help Your Trees Survive the Drought

Aug 16, 2014
How to Help Your Trees Survive the Drought

Tree Davis has put out an infographic about how to help your trees survive the drought. They write, “trees and water are both precious resources. Trees make our houses feel like home-they also improve property values, clean our water and air, and even make our streets safer and quieter. When we water wisely and...

FOX40
Man Accused of Starting Rim Fire Out on Bond

Aug 15, 2014
Man Accused of Starting Rim Fire Out on Bond

SACRAMENTO-

The man accused of starting one of the biggest wildfires in California’s history was released from jail Friday on a $60,000 bond.

Keith Emerald pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of setting timber afire, leaving a fire unattended, …


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