Instead of it lowering with their water usage, a new $12.30 fee appeared, labeled as an adjustment to meet the minimum charge.
An appeals court said Wednesday that federal officials should have consulted wildlife agencies about potential harm to a tiny, threatened fish before issuing contracts for water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Corky Quirk, known in our area as the Bat Lady, is the founder of Northern California Bats. She rescues, rehabilitates and releases the flying mammals.
State surveyors will travel up the High Sierra on Tuesday to take their monthly measurements of the snowpack, learning if recent storms brought any relief to California’s drought.
Rivers have receded and are allowing people to walk in farther and pan for gold in spots that haven’t been accessible for years.
Northern California on Wednesday was in the midst of what forecasters were predicting would be the longest stretch of wet weather yet this year.
Most of the hundreds of violators received a warning. The next step is a $50 dollar fine, then a $200 fine and $1,000 for each one after that.
“These fish, they’re tiny and they’re lousy swimmers,” said John McManus with the Golden Gate Salmon Association. “They don’t swim down the river ocean, they get flushed down by rain and snowmelt, of which we don’t have very much of this year.”
Washing cars without a water nozzle is also banned. Washing hardscapes — or man-made outdoor surfaces — is also prohibited, unless doing so is required for health and safety purposes.
Sacramento State University students are working with storm water to try and save our waterways – and possibly help with the drought.
Thousands and thousands of gallons of water is spilling into the street and going right down the drain.
Jennifer Hamburg with El Dorado County Animal Control says in an average year, she’ll see five to seven positive reports of rabid skunks. There have been seven in less than three months this year alone.