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Rocklin’s Sierra College expected to decrease annual water use by 30 percent

Sep 29, 2014

Conversion of sports fields to drought-resistant turf realizes big gains  In recent years, Colin Irwin, deputy director of plant operations at Sierra College, and his department colleagues have been aggressively implementing water saving measures.  While the Sierra Joint Community College District Rocklin’s holdings consist of slightly more than 300 acres, the 50-building central campus...

Placer County Online
Rocklin’s Sierra College expected to decrease annual water use by 30 percent

Conversion of sports fields to drought-resistant turf realizes big gains  In recent years, Colin Irwin, deputy director of plant operations at Sierra College, and his department colleagues have been aggressively implementing water saving measures.  While the Sierra Joint Community College District Rocklin’s holdings consist of slightly more than 300 acres, the 50-building central campus...

FOX40
Sacramento Residents Welcome First Rain of the Fall

Sep 25, 2014
Sacramento Residents Welcome First Rain of the Fall

SACRAMENTO – “Hey I love the rain. Hallelujah! I’ve been praying for it,” said Citrus Heights resident Dale Pitzer. But by 7:30 Thursday morning, it was a completely different picture. Water covered roadways, vehicles splashed puddles and commuters broke out their umbrellas for protection. The rain was first of the fall season, and many...

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"Extraordinary Images of the Devastating Drought in the West"

See striking photos of the worst of the drought (so far) in an article in the Daily Mail (U.K.).  (Note:  "Rye Path" should be Rye Patch.)***

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FOX40
Landmark Ground Water Bills Signed

Sep 16, 2014
Landmark Ground Water Bills Signed

Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of legislation that were 4 decades in the making that would regulate the pumping of groundwater in California for the first time. California has been one of few states that did not have a groundwater management plan.

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The State Hornet
Brown and Kashkari challenge each other in Gubernatorial Debate

Neel Kashkari made his presence known as a candidate for governor of California after incumbent Jerry Brown accepted his proposal for a one-hour debate.

FOX40
Folsom Lake Speed Limit Reduced

Sep 9, 2014
Folsom Lake Speed Limit Reduced

 FOLSOM - Folsom Lake is so low, it’s now considered dangerous to speed on it. State park officials lowered the speed limit to 5 miles per hour on Monday. “To see it this low, is discouraging,” boater John Harris said. Eric Dales, an official based on Folsom Lake says the speed limit is to protect lake-goers....

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Davis Approves Mandatory 30 Percent Water Cutback

Sep 4, 2014
Davis Approves Mandatory 30 Percent Water Cutback

DAVIS- Faced with shrinking groundwater levels, the Davis City Council has approved a mandatory 30 percent water use reduction Tuesday. The previous policy in the city was a voluntary 20 percent reduction. Outdoor irrigation was also limited to three days a week, with properties on opposite sides of the street alternating days, and only...

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...

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