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The historic drought in California may be long gone but water conservation habits die hard. From 2012 to 2016 California residents were subject to imposed strict water use regulations. Over that time, residents reduced their use of earth’s most valuable resource by about a quarter. An article written by Alastair Bland details the rise and […]

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To keep up with a growing student population, Sacramento State University is planning and building additional facilities and recently broke ground on a new parking structure. In keeping with their dedication to low impact development (LID), the addition of the parking structure included stormwater planters to capture and treat runoff for the purpose of meeting […]

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Groundwater issues spread far beyond California. The article, “Farmers Propose Novel Solution to Fight Over Groundwater in Nevada” written by David Rothberg outlines the frustrations of state regulators and its rural community to choose a path of solution for the groundwater crisis in Diamond Valley. Diamond Valley in rural Nevada has a critically overdrafted aquifer […]

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We all take for granted our access to clean drinking water. We are familiar with TV commercials that ask for our daily one-penny donations to provide clean water to children in third world countries. What we don’t realize is that access to clean drinking water isn’t just a problem in these foreign countries but much […]

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When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the drought had ended the rural residents on San Joaquin valley felt forgotten when their wells were still running dry. Evelyn Rios, 80, lives in rural Madera County where she thought she was being hooked up to the city of Madera’s water system. In 2014, Rios’ well dried up […]

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A newly developed multifamily project in Anaheim was just finishing up construction when the contractor discovered the permeable paver system used to create the interior driveways was not functioning as intended. During even small rainfall events, stormwater was running off and ponding for long periods of time instead of disappearing into the engineered paver system. […]

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When we talk about infrastructure we often overlook the conservation that involves the public and their role in making infrastructure projects a reality. An article published by Mitch Tobin details the public support for future water investment. Of the $1 trillion proposed budget for the nation’s dilapidated infrastructure only a small percentage is expected to […]

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The immediate effects of the drought in California distract us from the other potential dangers it may cause. An online article published on Water Deeply describes how above-average precipitation in California satisfies the drought but threatens a dangerous fire season. Looking back on California’s wettest winter in recent history brings a sigh of relief as […]

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After a historic 5-year drought in California a massive storm took locals and infrastructure by surprise. A Water Deeply article written by Ian Evans about the Oroville Dam in Butte County, California details what happened, why, and what’s next. The wettest winter in California’s recent history threatened to collapse the dam and send billions of […]

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As dry weather is looming in the future we must reflect on what one of California’s wettest winters has taught us about stormwater management and how aquifers are the best option for storing water. An article recently published on Water Deeply suggests California missed a huge opportunity to store the massive amounts of water from […]

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