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Rain a ‘Start’ for Calif., But Drought Entrenched

Friday, December 19, 2014

So there’s good news and there’s bad news on the California drought.

The good news is that recent rain has finally started to chip away at the severe precipitation deficits the state is facing. The bad news is that most of California is still in a deep drought and it’s going to take a long time to fully recover.

Read the full story here: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/rain-a-start-for-calif.-but-drought-entrenched-18460


Landscaping to Save 5M Gallons of Water Annually

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bank of America’s drought-tolerant landscaping is expected to save 2 million additional gallons of water over original estimates.

In August, Bank of America announced water conservation efforts to transition traditional landscaping at six of its banking centers in Southern California to fully drought-tolerant landscaping known as xeriscaping. The pilot builds on existing water management efforts currently in place at more than 100 other Bank of America properties across the Southland that have partial xeriscaping.

Read the full story here: 

http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/12/19/landscaping-to-save-5m-gallons-of-water-annually/


Infographic: California Drought Drains Groundwater Reserves and Encourages New Wells

Friday, December 19, 2014

Most aquifers in the state have dropped to record lows.

California’s disastrous three-year drought has depleted nearly all of its hydrological bank accounts. The Sierra Nevada snowpack last winter was the third-lowest on record. Soils are baked. Mammoth reservoirs are mere puddles. And groundwater tables are dropping with unprecedented speed. 

Read the full story here: 

http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2014/world/infographic-california-drought-drains-groundwater-reserves-encourages-new-wells/


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

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