Oroville Dam Forced to Use Emergency Spillway after Crisis

Article courtesy of Henry Fountain | February 13th, 2017 | New York Times | Shared as educational material. The Oroville Dam in California was forced to use its emergency spillway for the first time since its construction nearly 50 years ago. The dam is also using its main spillway, which is damaged by erosion. Lake […]

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California Water Conditions in the Coming Year of 2017

Article courtesy of Tara Lohan | January 6th, 2017 | News Deeply | Shared as educational material. California must deal with several water challenges in the coming year, including the failure to provide safe drinking water to hundreds of thousands of residents, the state of the snowpack that provides water, conversations with other states about […]

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Algal Bloom Issues in Southern Californian Reserves

Article Courtesy of Sara Jerome | August 1st, 2016 | Water Online | Published as Educational Material The Californian county of Santa Clara has started tapping into its backup reserves of water, not becuase of drought, but because of massive algal bloom. The district usually relies on water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta during the […]

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California Residents Are Also Suffering From Lead Contamination

Article Courtesy of Megan Hamilton | March 27th, 2016 | Digital Journal | Published as Educational Material California, much like Flint, Michigan, has been facing a lead problem for years now. Unfortunately, unlike Flint officials haven’t been able to get blood tests of civilians in areas of concern and instead have resorted to using soil […]

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Beach in Cabrillo Makes Progress in Cleaning up Water Pollution

Article courtesy of Elijah Chiland | April 15th, 2016 | Curbed Los Angeles | Shared as educational material. California’s San Pedro’s Cabrillo Beach made the limelight recently after going from a grade D to a grade A in water pollution. Although the beach is far from perfect, it still is rather impressive to make such […]

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Trichloropropane (TCP)

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | August 5, 2016 History of Trichloropropane In the 1940s, there were numerous agricultural divisions that sold products to farmers in hopes of getting a profit. Two of these agricultural divisions, Dow Chemical and Shell, had begun to sell two soil fumigants (under the product name of […]

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California State Water Project Will Deliver The Most Water Since Drought Began

California farmers and urban areas that rely on the State Water Project will receive the largest allocation of water since 2012.

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Caltrans Launches Roadway Clean Water Initiative

“Clean water is essential for our quality of life in California, and it’s important to ‘Protect Every Drop’,” said California Department of Transportation Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Every motorist needs to do their part to keep California’s waterways clean.”

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The California Drought Is Costing You In Ways You Might Not Realize

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.

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Toxic Algae Increasing Due to Warmer Waters

Unusually warm ocean water has caused a huge algae bloom along the west coast of the United States. Also known as “Red Tide” or harmful algae blooms (HABs), Domoic acid has severely impacted marine life, shutting down most of California’s crab fisheries.

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Oil Wastewater Ponds Under Scrutiny

Regulators in California are looking for a way to crack down on wastewater ponds formed during oil production.

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California Can’t Catch a Break: After Drought, Flooding May Be Next

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.

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