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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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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...

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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...

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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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Congressman John Garamendi Reacts to State Water Bond Approval

Aug 14, 2014
Congressman John Garamendi Reacts to State Water Bond Approval

Congressman John Garamendi (D – 3rd District) says the recent approval of the state water bond is a step in the right direction when it comes to preparation for future drought.

California lawmakers approved a $7 billion bond Wednesday that …


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California Lawmakers Agree to Send Water Bond to November Ballot

Aug 13, 2014
California Lawmakers Agree to Send Water Bond to November Ballot

State Weighing Ground Water Supply PlanSACRAMENTO-

State lawmakers voted Wednesday night to send a $7.5 billion water bond to November’s ballot.

It was approved unanimously by the State Senate, and by a 77-1 vote in the Assembly. Asm. Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) was the lone …


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Placer County Online
Roseville parks doing their part during drought

In 2007 the State of California’s mandated reducing water usage by 20% before the year 2020. We have already met that goal. Now with the City’s declaration of Drought Stage 2, which requires 20% reduction for households and a 30% reduction in irrigation for businesses, we continue to look for ways to be more efficient with...

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See The Sacramento River ... By Car
Blog: "Are You as Water Smart as Conan O’Brien?"


Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the State of California have teamed up to create a series of funny Public Service Announcements planned to encourage water conservation during California’s historic drought.  To see, click here.

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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...

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