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Current and Past California Droughts Detailed in New DWR Report

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In-depth comparisons of California’s most significant droughts – past and present – are detailed in a newly released report from the California Department of Water Resources, DWR officials announced today.

The report, “California’s Most Significant Droughts:  Comparing Historical and Recent Conditions,”compares the severity and impacts of California’s most significant droughts, which stretched from 1929 to 1934, 1976 to 1977 and 1987 to 1992.  The report also details the current drought, which began in 2012.

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$1 billion water spending plan heads to Gov. Jerry Brown

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A $1 billion water spending plan for drought-stricken California is heading to Gov. Jerry Brown.

The California Assembly on Thursday unanimously voted 74-0 to expedite infrastructure spending and offer some aid to communities hit hard by dry conditions. A companion measure authorizing fines for illegal diversions of water that hurt fish passed with Republicans objecting.

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News How $1 billion in California drought plan would be spent

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are proposing legislation to accelerate more than $1 billion in water spending. Here are the highlights of the plan...

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Job Opportunity: SFPUC Water Conservation Inspector

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is seeking a Water Service Inspector to join its Water Conservation Section to conduct indoor and outdoor water audits at residential and non-residential sites throughout San Francisco and the SFPUC’s retail service area.   Interested parties must first apply to get on an eligibility list that several SFPUC and City departments will use to hire inspectors.  The deadline to apply is March 31st.

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Responding to drought: Options for demand-side management (or … which water conservation programs actually work?)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Pricing, programs, pleading, prohibiting, pressuring, and plastering … what's the most effective approach to get consumers to use less?  UC Riverside's Ken Baerenklau reviews the latest research

As the state enters a fourth year of drought and reservoirs continue to drop precipitously low, the calls for conservation will only grow louder and more frequent as water agencies struggle to meet customer demands.  In an effort to encourage their customers to conserve, water agencies have been adopting and implementing a wide variety of programs in an effort to bring down demand.  Which ones are effective?


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