Tag Archives: california drought

A common misconception about water storage projects in California is that there haven’t been any major installations since the 1970s. A large part of that misconception is that large dams, and other massive installs, are the first thing that come to mind when someone says, “water storage”. An article written by Barry Nelson, and independent […]

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In an opinion piece for the Pasadena Star-News, Thomas Wong, President of the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, serves up the hard facts about California’s desperate need for stormwater management. In this article, Wong chronicles the environmental devastation over the course of 2017 that was lead by the most devastating wildfires California has ever […]

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Almost a year after publishing our digital case study about the development known as “USC Village” we see the intricate stormwater capture system hard at work after the first rainfall since its opening in August. An article written by Ron Mackovich and published on the USC News website offers understanding of how the many BMPs, […]

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A blog published by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) on December 3, 2017 explicates the allocation of the $7.5 billion 2014 state bond, Proposition 1. “The money is broken into seven funding categories. The bond language preauthorized $2.7 billion for water storage projects. For the other six areas, spending must be appropriated in the […]

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The California Water Commission will determine which water storage projects will receive $2.7 billion in funding. Kirsten James, author of this article published on Water Deeply, has her fingers crossed that California carefully considers projects that expand underground storage. “California voters overwhelmingly approved a $7.5 billion water bond, known as Proposition 1, to help the state […]

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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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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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