Tag Archives: california drought

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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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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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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