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Elk Grove: You Can Thank the Drought for that Stench

Oct 14, 2014
Elk Grove: You Can Thank the Drought for that Stench

ELK GROVE- The City of Elk Grove says the foul odor some residents may smell is because of the lack of rain. The smell is said to be around Elk Grove Creek between Laguna Springs Drive and Emerald Vista Dive. According to the city, “organic materials” like grass and leaves have been left in...

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City of Tracy Surprised by Residents’ Serious Water Conservation

Oct 13, 2014
City of Tracy Surprised by Residents’ Serious Water Conservation

TRACY- Public utilities officials in Tracy can’t quite believe it themselves. According to data collected by the city, water use was a whopping 41 percent less in August of 2014 than in the same month in 2013. That is the latest month that figures are available. This is at a time when many communities...

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Communities Depend on Delivery Trucks for Water

Oct 2, 2014
Communities Depend on Delivery Trucks for Water

PLACER COUNTY- Ophir Gardens in rural Placer County relied on well water – until that well ran dry last winter. Ever since, the community has depended on water truck deliveries but that luck may turn around because of state funding. “It’d be nice if it rained once and a while around here,” Ophir Gardens resident...

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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...

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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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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.

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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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