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Drought: Four things Southern California is doing to capture

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Billions of gallons of water have fallen on Los Angeles County since last week. And much of that  kept right on going — out into storm drains, lost to the sea. Couldn’t we actually use that water?

Read the full story here: http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/12/17/48734/drought-four-things-southern-california-is-doing-t/


Rain could spell trouble for Calif. water conservation

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years.

Read the full story here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/article4523609.html


California's water woes quantified

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Scientists have assessed the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km (11 trillion gallons) of water to return the US state to normal.


Read the full story here: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30510263


Council Announces Excellence Awards

Friday, December 12, 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 Excellence Award Winners who were recently recognized during the Council's Plenary meeting in Irvine.

Llana Sherman Excellence Award for Local/Community Innovations
- Chris Dundon, Contra Costa Water District

Mike Moynahan Excellence Award for Statewide/Institutionalized Innovations
- Robert Wilkinson, Bren School at UC Santa Barbara
- Manucher Alemi, CA Department of Water Resources

Please click the header to read more.


House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a California drought bill, despite a veto threat from the Obama administration and its expected demise in the Senate in the final days before Congress adjourns.

Read the full story here: http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-drought-house-20141210-story.html

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