Standing near a water-starved citrus grove in east Fresno County, farmers, legislators and agriculture leaders on Tuesday urged public support for a multibillion-dollar water bond to build new reservoirs.
The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school’s storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.
The water main break that flooded parts of the UCLA campus Tuesday marks the latest in a series of problems for Los Angeles’ aging water delivery system. Mayor Eric Garcetti said the pipe involved was installed in 1921.
A top Los Angeles utility official faced tough questions Tuesday night about the response to a massive pipe break that flooded UCLA and surrounding areas with millions of gallons of water and threatened the near-term use of Pauley Pavilion.
In parched California, not everyone is taking the state’s record drought seriously. That has led “water cops” to roam the streets, public shaming on social media and a host of apps meant to cut down on wasted water.
When Lagunitas Brewing Co. fills its beer bottles, Northern California’s Russian River provides the main ingredient. Lagunitas has become one of the fastest-growing stars of California’s booming craft beer scene. But the Russian River is shrinking after three years of punishing drought.
Crews replacing a major sewer line on the Westside using a method that minimizes digging completed their project a day early Tuesday. … The pipe carries sewage from UC Santa Cruz and most of the upper Westside at 1,000 gallons per minute.
For the average school kid, weighty, wonky topics like conservation, climate change and the circular economy might sound off-putting, if not downright dull. Yet Christiane Dorion has sold millions of children’s books about these very concepts.
California produces more than 80 percent of the world’s almonds, accounting for an export gross of more than $2.5 billion. … But there’s a big problem with these new plantings in the San Joaquin Valley.
This crisis demands that we seize every opportunity to conserve freshwater. There is one practice that consumes large amounts of water in some of the most parched areas of the state and merits further attention: oil production.
I would like to set the record straight on inaccuracies and misconceptions in a recent Viewpoints article (“A plan to prevent copper pollution is fatally flawed,” July 19) that takes issue with a water quality regulation issued by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board that would require a reduction in harmful levels of copper discharged to Marina del Rey.
A group of water policy leaders and California lawmakers will publish draft groundwater legislation for public review this week, possibly by Tuesday. The release kicks off a sprint finish for lawmakers and advocates hoping to use California’s historic drought to catalyze reform of the state’s lax groundwater laws.