The severity of long-term drought in southern California has brought water utilities and private investors together to solve the problem. There are many efforts underway, aimed at diverting, storing and conserving billions of gallons of water for use now, and in the future.
California’s prolonged drought has visible consequences such as depleted reservoirs and mandatory water conservation rules. But one of the more expensive effects could be buried deep in your electric bill.
Scientists say an algae bloom may have killed all the fish at a Northern Nevada reservoir that was a popular fishing spot. Rye Patch Reservoir is about 100 miles northeast of Reno, known for its giant catfish, small-mouthed bass, walleye and wipers, a hybrid between a white bass and a striped bass.
California’s parched landscape may get some relief with rain and snowfall from El Niño. However, there is such a thing as too much H20—particularly when it comes to the prospect of waters with heightened sea levels blasting through the increasingly brittle levees of the Sacramento Delta.
In a town whose problems already include air pollution, water contamination and poverty, the drought has spurred a growing health crisis, worsening respiratory conditions and burdening those with other illnesses.
Fire departments were not included in the state mandate to cut water use, but that hasn’t stopped California’s Marin fire officials from letting station lawns go brown, skipping vehicle washes and getting creative to slow the flow of water.
Two of the top things California is known for these days have come together: celebrities and the water crisis. When you combine these specialties, you get a sketch of some of the state’s most famous water wasters. A couple of the best-known offenders: Kylie Jenner of the famous Kardashian clan and the rapper Tyga.
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Regional water utilities in California had to call on backup water supply plans after a major water pipeline burst in San Bruno late last month, spilling millions of gallons of water. The pipeline, known as San Andreas Pipeline No. 2, is part of the Hetch Hetchy Water System and serves three Peninsula water agencies.
Dry brown grass is part of the fallout from any Texas summer, but getting a lush green landscape might not take as much effort as many think, with the help of a tool which tackles water waste.
The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett are asking people to avoid wasting water in response to the hot, dry weather and low river levels. The cities have implemented stage one of their water storage response plans. Seattle and Everett say their water outlook is “fair” and they should have enough water supply into fall when rainfall typically replenishes the supply.