Tag Archives: california drought

California has been writing “water checks” it can’t cash for years. An in-depth article from Dr. Thomas Harter, a groundwater specialist with the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, offers new suggestions for groundwater recovery. Read: Post-Drought Groundwater in California: Like the Economy After a Deep “Recession,” Recovery Will be Slow. Included in the article […]

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An award winning, five-part documentary series produced by the Desert Sun, California in Overdraft, chronicles the water crisis in California and around the globe. We’ve not talked a lot about subsidence on our blog and now couldn’t be a better time to start. Our focus today on chapter four, Sinking Ground, includes contributions from USA […]

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California stormwater has been making news headlines non-stop since the massive rain and snowstorms they’ve received early this year. Social media was buzzing with proclamations that “the drought is over!” leading the public into a fabricated feeling of relief. In previous weeks we’ve expressed our concerns that the drought isn’t over and California still has […]

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How do we stop the drain on California’s water supply? In the article, How much storm water is LA catching?, author Sharon McNary describes Southern California’s recent efforts to improve stormwater capture and what still needs to be done. In our recent blogs we’ve reiterated the urgency for California to embrace stormwater capture if they […]

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Rain has been pouring down in California this month and appears to have eased the minds of people concerned about the drought. However, as we mentioned in last week’s blog, the lack of understanding on how this all works is creating a false sense of security. More rain is great but without the proper stormwater […]

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With less than a month left in office, President Barack Obama signs into law the historic Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. This new legislation will authorize California drought relief, provide aid to address lead contaminate drinking water, $10 billion in flood control, navigation beach re-nourishment, and environmental restoration projects. One of the […]

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Torrent is no stranger to the fact that California’s ongoing drought has been a hot news topic for years. It’s going to take more than a few green alley projects to change the tune from “drought” to “increased water supply”. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and TreePeople issued, “Rain to the rescue: Stormwater’s Power […]

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The Stormwater Speaker Series called it a wrap for 2016 in San Diego last Wednesday, November 9th. What started off as a modest forum has transformed itself into a sought after stormwater event that has traveled across Southern California over the last seven months. The future looks bright for Torrent to continue the Stormwater Speaker […]

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The days of sending stormwater off site to be conveyed to the nearest receiving water are long gone. Today, we can use the principles of LID to manage stormwater as a resource, which provides flood control, prevents downstream flooding, improves water quality, and promotes groundwater recharge. In an effort to demonstrate the proper way to […]

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The Stormwater Speaker Series has evolved from a modest forum into a sought after seminar that fills every seat available. September brought our biggest and best Speaker Series to date. The overwhelming response from our invitations to the Santa Ana event urged us to move into a larger space to accommodate additional seating. This was […]

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