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Drought Drawing Rattlesnakes Closer To California Homes

Len Ramirez says his rattlesnake removal business says this is one of the busiest year’s he’s seen in nearly 30 years.

07/25/2014

running out of water

Woodland Groundwater Hits All-Time Low Amid California Drought

The city’s one and only water source is lower than during the droughts in 1977 and 1992. It’s dropped to 69 feet below sea level.

07/23/2014

trickle down

Drought Forcing Cutbacks For Farm Workers, Increases In Food Assistance Need

California’s drought has not dried up the farms in Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys the way it’s destroyed farms south of Merced County. The league of California Cities Latino Caucus executive director said if you travel to Fresno and Tulare counties, it’s a very different landscape.

07/23/2014

Farm to Fork

Farm-To-Fork Festival Will Go On As Planned In Sacramento Despite Drought

Last year’s event drew thousands to the Capitol Mall, and packed Downtown Sacramento with fresh food, from farmers and local restaurants featuring local produce.

07/18/2014

Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

Federal Government Awards Rural Californians $9.7 M In New Drought Aid

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $9.7 million in new drought aid for rural Californians.

07/18/2014

drought grass

Southern California Homeowner Rules Conflict With Brown Lawns From Drought Restrictions

In an attempt to get Californians to take the drought seriously, the state water board voted this week for mandatory outdoor watering restrictions that carry the threat of $500 fines.

07/17/2014

drought saving

El Dorado Hills Woman’s Drought-Busting Plans Cut Water Usage By 60 Percent

Marie Levy has built her own water-saving system in El Dorado Hills from simple products you can find at any hardware store. She’s even figure out a way to reuse water more than once.

07/15/2014

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Water Use In California Increases Amid Severe Drought

Californians increased water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.

07/15/2014

drought cutback

California Regulators Will Vote On $500 A Day Fine Proposal For Water Overuse During Drought

The rules would prohibit the watering of landscaping to the point that runoff spills onto sidewalks or streets. Hosing down sidewalks, driveways and other hard surfaces would be banned along with washing vehicles without a shut-off nozzle.

07/14/2014

drought shaming

Drought Shaming Pitting Neighbors Against Neighbors On Social Media

If you’ve ever had the feeling you’re being watched while you water your lawn, there’s a good chance you are during this historic drought.

07/11/2014

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App Keeps Track Of Your Shower Durations

A new app developed by a UC Davis researcher is designed to help drought-conscious Californians aware of how much water they use when they shower.

07/10/2014

smartsville fire

Hutto Fire Near Smartsville Fully Contained At 38 Acres

Several outbuildings were burned, but fire fighters managed to save homes from a vegetation fire burning near Smartsville in Nevada County.

07/08/2014

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