Some Northern California Farmers Not Planting This Year, Sell Water To Los Angeles At $700 Per Acre Foot
The rice industry in the Sacramento Valley is taking a hard hit with the drought. Some farmers are skipping out on their fields this year, because they are cashing in on their water rights.
Californians could see even tougher water restrictions after a key meeting gets underway Tuesday in Sacramento. Aside from limiting lawn watering to two days a week, there would be changes for the hotel and restaurant industry.
California water regulators are likely to increase water restrictions, yet most local water departments have been reluctant to crack down on violators.
A NASA scientist is saying California only has about one year of water left in its reservoirs, after years of record drought.
Water rationing or water conservation, has been a priority in my household (and probably yours) for the past 3 years. In fact, water conservation has become “a game” for me! Every month, I am anxious to tear open my water bill and see just how much more I saved over the previous month!
After another historically dry winter, California is set to really clamp down on water wasters. For those who don’t go along, the state could put a big drain on your wallet.
It’s official. Winter has been cancelled and we are catapulting over Spring and entering Summer. I must admit, for the first time this “Winter” season, my hopes are dashed. I am putting away my coats, storing my sweaters and packing up my rain boots. My “cold weather running gear” was never used this Winter.
A tiny threatened fish could complicate the state’s plans to blow up one of the piers of the old east span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Three of the area’s largest water agencies have rate hikes of up to a third on their agendas.
The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center describes this as a “weak, weird and late” version of El Niño, and not many places are expected to feel its effects.