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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

    Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation
    Facing pressure to cut back on water use from both the state government and one of its key suppliers, the Crescenta Valley Water District is restricting watering lawns to two days a week. Residents can now only tend to their yards on Tuesdays and...
  • Oh, dry up -- being a good Californian in bad times

    Oh, dry up -- being a good Californian in bad times
    All right, San Juan Capistrano folks. You won. Now, declare victory and turn off the garden hoses. A California court of appeal ruled that San Juan Capistrano can’t, under the state constitution, charge more for water than it costs the city to...
  • Ask Tom: Is a very dry summer usually a hot summer?

    Dear Tom, I believe a very dry summer is usually a hot summer, too. Am I correct? — Julie Adams Dear Julie, You are correct. A proverb states, "Drought begets heat," and the rationale behind it is valid. Prevailing weather conditions during...
  • A century of California droughts told through cartoons

    A century of California droughts told through cartoons
    Each major drought in California offers its own cultural touchstones.  The current water shortage has helped spawn social media #droughtshaming, in which people post videos and photos on Facebook and Twitter showing others wasting water. But the state...
  • 5 ways to save water in your house right now

    5 ways to save water in your house right now
    You are freaking out about this drought, and you want to do something, anything, to conserve water. But where to start? Should you purchase rain barrels? Replace your toilets? What if you don't own your home -- is there anything you can do? The good...
  • Dry, warm conditions keep California's national forests parched

    Dry, warm conditions keep California's national forests parched
    California’s dwindling snowpack and warmer temperatures continue to increase the risk of fires in already parched national forests. With the state’s snowpack at only 5%, water resources in the 18 national forests in California are low and...
  • Drought continues to plague much of California; winds raise fire risk

    Drought continues to plague much of California; winds raise fire risk
    Dry, parched conditions continued for much of the state this week, while locally, strong Santa Ana winds increased the risk of wildfires. California received little precipitation with extreme to exceptional drought covering two-thirds of the state,...
  • Importing Water To Fuel UConn, Mansfield Growth Foolish

    Importing Water To Fuel UConn, Mansfield Growth Foolish
    The California drought is wreaking havoc with the state's economy and forcing its residents to adapt. Why should this matter in Connecticut? The superficial answers involve higher grocery bills and a westward diversion of federal dollars. The deeper...
  • Local water providers tighten their belts in wake of state mandate

    Local water providers tighten their belts in wake of state mandate
    As the wholesale agency that typically provides Southern California with about half its water supply tightens the spigot with a 15% cut in regional deliveries, one of its large customers, the Municipal Water District of Orange County, is calling for a 15%...
  • Should California water wasters face jail? A drought debate

    Should California water wasters face jail? A drought debate
    State water officials bolstered existing emergency regulations this month in response to another year of drought. The new rules came with a warning, too: Even tougher restrictions could be on the way if water agencies and their customers don’t...
  • In drought-stricken Sao Paulo, some rely on mineral water deliveries

    In drought-stricken Sao Paulo, some rely on mineral water deliveries
    As Joao Paulo Bezerra pedals slowly up a slight incline between skyscrapers, he pauses briefly to greet a struggling colleague crossing his path. "Morning, buddy," says Bezerra, forcing his tricycle and its cargo of eight large plastic water jugs a...