A slim majority of likely California voters support an $11.1 billion water bond slated for the November ballot, but public support would grow if the bond comes with a smaller price-tag, according to survey results released late Wednesday.
The taps at nine Bakersfield spray parks will be turned off Aug. 1, more than a month ahead of schedule, as part of the city’s latest efforts to grapple with the ongoing drought, the municipal Water Board learned Wednesday. The city will also upgrade to a Stage 3 drought condition, and while Bakersfield police could begin citing water wasters, they won’t yet.
Five years after officials began writing a comprehensive billion-dollar flood protection plan for Stockton, the federal government said this week it will miss a December target to complete the document.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has asked restaurants not to serve water unless diners ask for it. He’s letting lawns at the state Capitol turn brown. Farmers in the Central Valley are getting just a trickle of the water they usually do. Conspicuous water wasters – commercial and residential – face fines of $500 a day. Even Lady Gaga is pleading with Californians to conserve.
Most of California’s major reservoirs are now less than half-full — or at what officials call a “seriously low” level — but that’s still nowhere near the historic lows set in 1977, the state’s driest year on record.
Major water districts in California are quietly considering using property taxes — and possibly raising them without a vote of the public — to help fund Gov. Jerry Brown’s $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Los Angeles County’s board of supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to order restrictions on water use for its government operations, following a state directive to Californians to curb water usage during one of the worst droughts in decades.
State and federal wildlife agencies Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to restore endangered salmon and steelhead fish in California’s Central Valley, including returning them to some habitats where they were shut out decades ago by dams and other development.
The Aquafornia website is now mobile-friendly so feeds to the free Aquafornia App from iTunes will be discontinued.
Starting tomorrow, users can go to www.Aquafornia.com on their mobile device and simply add it to the home screen where it will act much like the existing Aquafornia App.
For iPhone Users:
To create a shortcut for a webpage on your home screen, go to the Aquafornia home page using the Safari browser, then tap the square with the arrow pointing up that sits at the bottom center of the screen.
Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the national “Drink Up” campaign launched in September.
Unbridled pumping of well water along the Central Coast and in the Central Valley could have dire consequences for the agricultural economy, according to a new study released by the University of California, Davis.
San Joaquin County officials gave the nod to a new framework for mandatory water-conservation measures to tighten up outdoor water use as California continues to weather a third year of drought and state rules push for more enforcement to prevent wasting water.