Posts Tagged ‘california’s drought’

In April of 2017, California governor Jerry Brown ended the state’s drought emergency after years of water-cutting measures. Low snowfall, limited rain, and record-setting temperatures suggest that any relief the state enjoyed as a result may have been short lived. According to a report by the U.S. Drought Monitor on February 1st, 2018, forty-four percent […]

California's Weird Water Laws

As far as water is concerned, California has been through some rough years. Coming off of a devastating five-year drought, many areas in the state experienced unprecedented rainfall in the early winter months of 2017. This excessive rain on top of dry soil unable to properly soak in the water quickly led to flooding, mudslides, […]

We’re entering year six of one of the most severe droughts in modern history. The California drought continues as farms struggle and grass shrivels up and dies across the state. However, if you only follow the news the drought seems to have gone away. While the headlines instructed citizens to conserve water and take precautionary […]

In Pismo Beach, the California drought now has a direct effect on development. The city council declared a building moratorium in December of 2105. The three tiered moratorium is a response to reports the state may only be able to allocate 10 percent of normal water allocations to municipalities in 2016. Pismo Beach received 23 […]

California river lacks water due to drought

El Niño bringing relief, but not enough In December of 2015, the Californian Department of Water Resources predicted many of the state’s water agencies will only receive 10 percent of expected supplies in 2016, half what they received in 2015. The department also cautioned this prediction could change if el Niño brings heavy rain and […]