Drought News


Waterwise: A how-to guide to a rain garden

Monday, December 14, 2015

Rain gardens are similar to retention basins, but smaller. They are landscaped areas planted with wild flowers and other vegetation that soak up rain water coming from a roof, driveway or other surfaces.

Take a look on how to make them here.


California farmers now see drought as rule, not exception

Monday, December 07, 2015

Farmers are no strangers to struggle or drought. But this four-year drought is different than others, they say. It’s more widespread, touching nearly everyone who turns on the tap or starts an irrigation pump.

Read the full story here.




Amid complaints about secrecy, California water bill bogs down again

Monday, December 07, 2015
A California water bill that skeptics say has been cloaked in excessive secrecy will probably miss its Capitol Hill train this year. Read the full story here.



Craft Beer Made From Greywater Gives Hope to Drought Drinkers

Monday, November 23, 2015

The California drought has turned farms fallow while making the Golden State fertile ground for creative contingency plans. Lenny Mendonca, founder of Mavericks Brewing, has one: He wants to make beer out of greywater, recycled water sourced from sewers. He’s got the tech, now he’s just waiting to figure out how thirsty his public really is.

Read the full story here.


California Water Agencies Want More Flexibility To Meet Conservation Requirements

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sacramento-area water agencies are hoping that the state will give them less stringent water conservation requirements going forward.Last week in an executive order, California Governor Jerry Brown called for extending water restrictions through October next year if the drought continues.But Sacramento water districts told California agency leaders Tuesday they need more flexibility to meet mandatory water conservation targets.

Read the full story here.

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