A group of concerned San Diegans urged the county Wednesday to declare a state of emergency in the South Bay because of constant sewage seepage into county waters. The resident group called “Citizens Against Sewage” and San Diego State University (SDSU) students rallied outside the county’s administration center in San Diego to call attention to […]
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The first ever proposed tax on water usage is making its way through the California State Assembly. SB623, the “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund” bill, would charge every household in the state an additional 95 cents a month, which would pay to operate treatment plants in rural areas where water is polluted. Under existing law, […]
Two different water bonds are set to appear on the California ballot this election season, after a $9 billion measure gathered enough signatures to qualify in November, according to the Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday. Primarily backed by farmers, water districts and conservation groups, the ballot initiative would split funding between each of their […]
They may be unpredictable, but they are unavoidable — droughts. California goes through drought cycles, but that’s what has prepared the state for the worst. KCRA TV Sacramento meteorologist Mark Finan answers five frequently asked questions about droughts and water in California:
Staff at the state Water Commission, tasked with handing out $2.7 billion from a 2014 water bond, are still unwilling to fund a water recycling plant in the city of San Diego. Earlier this month, commission staff concluded that the recycling plant would have no public benefit.
Californians should expect more dramatic swings between dry and wet years as the climate warms, according to a new study that found it likely that the state will be hit by devastating, widespread flooding in coming decades. UC researchers in essence found that California’s highly volatile climate will become even more volatile as human-caused climate […]
In this episode of Deeply Talks, Ian Evans, Water Deeply’s community editor, speaks with Tara Lohan, Water Deeply’s managing editor and John Fleck, director of water resources at the University of New Mexico, about the status of this year’s snowpack, what it can tell us about the water year to come and how that fits with long-term […]
California took a big step Friday toward launching a new multibillion-dollar wave of reservoir construction. After being accused of being overly tightfisted with taxpayer dollars, the California Water Commission released updated plans for allocating nearly $2.6 billion in bond funds approved by voters during the depths of the drought. The money will help fund eight […]
The Equinox Project of the Center for Sustainable Energy has a pretty good idea of what comprises “quality of life,” having just released its 2018 San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard reporting on 15 indicators of just that … quality of life. Available to everyone online, this is the ninth annual dashboard.
Sin City has never been a place that thinks small. So it should come as no surprise that Las Vegas – about 300 miles from the Pacific Ocean – is pondering seawater desalination to meet its long-term water demand. That doesn’t mean Vegas plans to build a pipeline to the ocean. More likely, it would […]