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Predicting Plant Responses to Drought

February 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling, Water

A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows how plants’ vulnerability to drought varies across the landscape; factors such as plant structure and soil type where the plant is growing can either make them more vulnerable or protect them from declines. Recent…

CalWater Campaign to Research How California Gets Its Precipitation

January 19, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Supply, Water

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2015—In the midst of the California rainy season, scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding…

Data-driven Insights on the California Drought

December 8, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Supply, Water

A newly released interactive California Drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and…

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Issues Executive Directive on Water Conservation

October 15, 2014 - in Corporate, Water

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2014—Amidst a record drought, Mayor Eric Garcetti today issued an executive directive to dramatically reduce the use of fresh water and the purchase of costly imported water. "Our relationship with water must evolve. We cannot afford…

Amid Drought, New California Law Will Limit Groundwater Pumping for First Time

September 18, 2014 - in Supply, Water

Despite California's reputation as an environmental policy leader, its regulation of groundwater extraction has long been among the weakest in the nation. That changed Tuesday, when California Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of three bills designed to…

Streamgages Measure Drought, Earthquake Impacts on Water

September 17, 2014 - in Projects, Sensors, Supply, Water

While the national streamflow database is documenting evidence of California’s historic drought, the database is also confirming another recently seen hydrologic phenomenon: earthquake-induced increases in streamflow. Rivers and streams across California…

UCLA Study Says Water Conservation Strategy Should Be Carefully Planned to Avoid Unintended Harm

August 22, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Supply, Water

In April, California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order asking residents to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent. That hasn’t happened. Since then, the state’s dry conditions have worsened, with more than 80 percent of California now in…

Manmade Wetlands Turns Wastewater Into Tap Water

August 5, 2014 - in Drinking water, Wastewater, Water

As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply. The 2,000-acre…

City of Wichita Falls Approves Evaporation Reduction Aid Project for Lake Arrowhead Reservoir

August 5, 2014 - in Corporate, Supply, Water

The City of Wichita Falls, Texas has approved a project to apply WaterSavr biodegradable polymer from Flexible Solutions International Inc. to the Lake Arrowhead Reservoir that supplies the City of Wichita Falls. Flexible Solutions is the developer and manufacturer…

Cal Water Taps Sanborn to Combat Severe Drought

June 11, 2014 - in Water

Recognizing the dire consequences of the state's ongoing drought, now in its third consecutive year, the California Water Service Company (Cal Water) selected The Sanborn Map Company (Sanborn) in a competitive bidding process to leverage its geospatial data…