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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog

Blog: Lady Gaga Gets Letter of Thanks from Jerry Brown

From The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog:

“First California posted drought alerts on freeway signs.

“Now it’s turning to Lady Gaga.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

EBMUD Urges Customers to Cut Water Use By 10 Percent

From the Stockton Record:

“The East Bay Municipal Utilities District, which manages Camanche Lake in east San Joaquin County, is urging its customers to cut back water usage by 10 percent.”

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Aquafornia news Contra Costa Times

EBMUD Asks Its Customers for a 10 Percent Water Use Cutback — for Now

From the Contra Costa Times:

“The board voted 7-0 Tuesday to join the growing number of Bay Area water districts seeking voluntary cuts during a third consecutive dry rain season. Storms of the past few days have produced more water but still left the district worried of the potential for below average runoff into its Mokelumne River water supplies piped in from the Central Sierra foothills.”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Daily News

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Calls for Conservation in Face of Drought

From the Los Angeles Daily News:

“Emphasizing the need to save water during the worst drought in recent history, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the region’s major supplier of water called on residents Wednesday to take steps to conserve as much as possible and follow existing conservation guidelines.”

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Aquafornia news [Marysville] Appeal-Democrat

Sutter County Officials: Cut Water By 20%

From the [Marysville] Appeal-Democrat:

“In response to the worst drought on record, the Sutter County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night declared a local emergency and encouraged a voluntary 20 percent reduction in water use by county residents.”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Daily News

Editorial: How Californians Can Stave Off Harsher Water Rules

From the Los Angeles Daily News:

“A drought always brings discussion of whether to impose mandatory conservation, which conjures up fantastic images of squads of water police hauling overenthusiastic gardeners off to jail. Nobody wants that, nor would it ever come to exactly that.”

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Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

Caltrans Activates Drought Message

From Capital Public Radio:

“Caltrans’ 700-plus electronic highway signs have a new message: “Serious Drought: Help Save Water.”

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Aquafornia news U-T San Diego

Caltrans Takes Water Warnings to the Road

From U-T San Diego:

“California’s water conservation push hit the highways on Tuesday when Caltrans posted the message ‘Serious Drought. Help Save Water’ on its 700 electronic signs across the Golden State.

“The agency, which is one of the state’s biggest water users, hopes millions of drivers will follow its lead and cut back on water.”

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Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

New Grants May Provide Some Drought Relief

From Capital Public Radio:

“The California Department of Water Resources has announced nearly 153 million dollars in grants to regional water projects around the state.”

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Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

News Release: DWR Announces $152.9 Million in Grants to Stretch Water Supplies

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“As the state faces one of the driest years on record, the California Department of Water Resources announced today [Feb. 12] the award of nearly $153 million to 138 separate integrated regional water management projects around the state, many of which will provide long-term drought relief by expanding water conservation and water recycling. Approved by voters in 2006, Proposition 84 made $1 billion in grants available for local and regional water projects. The awards announced today [Feb.
Aquafornia news U-T San Diego

Will SoCal Water Rescue the North?

From U-T San Diego:

“The Metropolitan Water District finds itself in the politically awkward position of being flush with reserves while the rest of California faces economy-crippling water shortages. …

“Meanwhile, Metropolitan’s board on Tuesday is expected to affirm its earlier pledge to Gov.

Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

Editorial: Drought Should Make State Rethink Water Policy

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

“With the arrival of a few raindrops, Californians already may want to put aside efforts to reduce water use by 20 percent as the governor asked when he declared a drought emergency last month. Change is hard; no one likes the idea of trying to do with less.”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles Prepared for Drought, DWP Officials Say

From the Los Angeles Daily News:

“Department of Water and Power officials said Wednesday the utility is in better shape than other water agencies in coping with the drought thanks to several years of a second-level water conservation effort.

“Interim General Manager Jim McDaniel said there are no immediate plans to go beyond the current Phase 2 of the city’s water conservation plan, which has resulted in a 17 percent drop in water use since 2007.”

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Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Leads State in Water Conservation

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

“California declared a drought only two weeks ago, but in San Francisco water conservation efforts have been under way for decades – with significant results. …

“Already, San Francisco residents use the least amount of water per day compared with the rest of the state – 49 gallons on average as opposed to 100 statewide.”

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Aquafornia news Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sonoma County Water Agency to Use Reserves to Avoid Steep Rate Hikes

From the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:

“The Sonoma County Water Agency is proposing to use $6.6 million, more than half its reserve fund, to prevent drought-related conservation measures from causing steep rate hikes for more than 600,000 customers in Sonoma and Marin counties.”

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Aquafornia news Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sonoma Calls for 15% Cut in Water Use

From the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:

“Sonoma leaders Monday voted to declare a Stage One Water Shortage Alert, a step that formalizes a call for residents to voluntarily reduce water use by 15 percent.

“The move took place on the same day that a Sonoma County Water Agency panel voted to ask all its contractors — including Sonoma — to voluntarily cut water usage by 20 percent.”

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Aquafornia news Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

What Does a 20% Reduction in Water Use Look Like? Infographic Offers Ideas

From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):

“A new infographic from the Save Our Water program shows some easy ways to reduce water use 20% as requested by Gov. Jerry Brown.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Conservation Conversation

From the Stockton Record:

“Yes, this drought is a disaster. But it’s also an opportunity to change our wasteful ways. It’s an opportunity to develop new and better habits.”

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Aquafornia news Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Rain a Welcome Sight in Sonoma County

From the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:

“On Sunday, as that furry forecaster Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, it finally began to feel like the season normally does in Sonoma County. …

“Today, a Sonoma County Water Agency panel is set to vote on a request that all its contractors, including the cities and districts that provide water to 600,000 people, voluntarily cut water use by 20 percent.”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Why Not Get Tough on Water Use, California?

From the Los Angeles Times:

“To hear Gov. Jerry Brown tell it, California is in a ‘mega drought’ — perhaps the worst dry spell it’s ever known. So why does he keep calling for voluntary water conservation?”

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