Water Shut Off To Silicon Valley Averted For Now

Lois Henry, with the Bakersfield Californian, has a story on now this past week millions of Californians nearly had their water shut off because a federal agency ran out of water. “The Federal Bureau of Reclamation ran out of water in the San Luis Reservoir and sent shutoff alerts (giving three days notice) to 26

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Plans To Help Fish Will Diminish Summer Water Supply During Drought

Ryan Sabalow, Dale Kasler and Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee write: This year was supposed to be different. With Northern California’s reservoirs finally brimming and cities liberated from stringent conservation rules, farmers were expecting more water for their crops. The worst of the drought seemed over. Or maybe not. Despite a winter of fairly abundant rain

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High Speed Rail Or Water Storage Programs?

  At its peak, the Los Angeles River carries more than 118 billion gallons a day – enough water to supply 800,000 homes year. Yet in drier days, this concrete river carries 98 million gallons a day – water wasted as it drains into the Pacific Ocean. (Lucy Guanuna, “The 98 Million-Gallon ‘Trickle’: Stormwater Conservation

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The California Drought – How Will The People Know It’s Over?

This past week, El Niño driven storms dropped more rain and snow into Big Bear than all of last year. While the state’s reservoirs are improving they are still well below normal. With a 4-year drought we will need storms like these to keep on coming to overcome our water deficit. As Paul Rogers, San

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NASA: 99% Chance Of 5.0 or Larger Quake in LA Area Within 3 Years

In a study by NASA and researchers from the University of California, Irvine; Indiana University, Bloomington; UC Davis; and the University of Nevada, Reno, they claim that there is a 99.9% chance that the Los Angeles Area will be hit with a magnitude 5.0 or greater earthquake by 2019. While the U.S. Geological Survey took

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After An 11 Year Study: More Water Doesn’t Equal More Fish

Since 2014, South San Joaquin Irrigation District and Oakdale Irrigation District have spent more than a $1 million annually to have biologist study fish and water flows on the Stanislaus River was well as how to improve habitat for fish. Dennis Wyatt, the Manteca Bulletin, writes “there is no peer-reviewed scientific journal or research showing

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California Drought Brings More Bad News For Farming Community

In a report by the University of California at Davis noted that the total economic impact to farmers and those who depend on agriculture jobs will see a total loss of $2.7 billion this year and more than 21,000 jobs have been eliminated in 2015. Read Summary and Report Here

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B-List Celebrities Launch Naive Media Campaign Against Wildlife Predator Trappings

On Tuesday, July 28th, some B-list celebrities announced a “Ban The Trap” billboard and social media campaign in an effort to support the complete ban of bobcat trappings throughout California. Mind you, this campaign comes at a time when our state is facing increased wildlife predator attacks on urban children, household pets and livestock because

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CDC issues highest level alert amid Ebola outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised their emergency response to the Ebola outbreak to level 1. This is the highest level of emergency response at the CDC and, according to an agency spokesperson, it has been activated because of the surge of personnel being sent into the affected countries. The CDC’s

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If California’s Drought Weren’t Scary Enough, Now It May Trigger Earthquakes

California’s drought has reached epic proportions. Nearly 60 percent of the state is in exceptional drought—the most severe category—and farmers are depleting groundwater reserves at record rates as wildfires break out north and south. Now there’s something else to worry about: drought-triggered earthquakes. If you want to sink a well in California and pump out

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