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8th Annual SoCal Energy + Water + Green Living Summit

The State of California is at a crossroads facing a historic drought and new mandate to reduce green house gases 40% below 1990 levels and reach 50% renewables by 2030. To address these critical issues, the Energy Summit has... — Updated 9/19/2016

 

Save Our East County Lakes

A petition has been launched online to save two East County Lakes. Witnesses claim firefighting aircraft had to go to alternative water sources, farther away, during the Border Fire - in which two people died, due to the city of... — Updated 8/7/2016

 

Boxer Calls for Accountability on Salton Sea

A 2014 study from the Pacific Institute, a global water think-tank, found that Californians could face $70 billion in costs, ranging from lower property values to dramatically higher health care costs for respiratory illnesses, if action is not taken to save the sea. Following on... — Updated 8/20/2016

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Killing the Colorado River

Imperial Valley farmers are coming under increasing scrutiny for using the vast majority of the state's water. A desire to utilize the consistent weather despite the natural resources available, will always be an impossible balanci... — Updated 9/2/2016

 

Update on Christmas Circle

Landscaping around the buildings at Christmas Circle is complete. New drought resistant surface should protect the buildings from water damage and cut down on the amount of water required to maintain the popular meeting... — Updated 7/21/2016

 

State Water - Targets Eased

Despite the continued dry weather, the State Water Resources Control Board has eased targets for individual water districts. Having recently announced changes to policy for limiting water use, that could eliminate the reduction... — Updated 8/1/2016

 

Salton Sea - Dust Mitigation Continues

The Water Conservation and Transfer Project currently being implemented in Southern California is one of the largest agricultural-to-urban water transfer projects in the entire world. The long-term transfer of up to 303,000 acre-feet of water annually from Imperial Irrigation... — Updated 7/10/2016

 

Border Fire Continues - 10% Containment

Even with cooler temperatures, the steep terrain, extremely dry vegetation due to many years of drought, difficult access and low humidity is continuing to hamper efforts in controlling the erratic ‘Border’ fire. As fire fighters continue their efforts, as of 6.30 a.m. today,... — Updated 6/22/2016

 

Coachella Valley - Water Restrictions Lifted

Coachella Valley Water District (CVD) customers will no longer face drought penalties after June 1st following the Tuesday. May 24 vote by the Board of Directors. Penalties are to be lifted, after the state decided to end mandatory conservation targets in favor of water... — Updated 5/25/2016

 
 By Nancy Bye    News

Desert Critters and Climate Change

Researchers from the National Park Service and UC, Riverside have been working for three years at Joshua Tree National Park to see how the climate change is affecting plants and animals. There has been a sharp decline in the... — Updated 5/18/2016

 

Salton Sea - Boost to Projects

The bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2016 introduces legislation which will provide important flood protection, restore vulnerable ecosystems, and maintain ports and navigation routes across the State of California. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member of the... — Updated 4/27/2016

 

Coachella Valley - Arson Arrest

Coachella Valley resident Luis Josue Perales, 22, has been charged with setting fire to three occupied buildings, two unoccupied buildings, six vehicles and 14 other miscellaneous pieces of property, including palm trees and dumpsters. Perales pleaded not guilty Tuesday March 5,... — Updated 4/6/2016

 

Borrego Springs - Blooming Through Storms

New Mall plantings are sprucing up the grounds with drought tolerant cactus, shrubs and trees as the latest in a series of Pacific storms moves into the region. With more scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms expected... — Updated 4/15/2016

 

Proposed Smoking Ban, State Parks

A bill proposed by state Sen. Marty Block, that would end smoking in California’s state parks cleared a state Senate committee Tuesday, April 12, with a 7-2 vote. A move that brings advocates a step closer to banning smoking on Inland beaches, boating lakes, and in forests and... — Updated 4/13/2016

 

Coachella Valley Water - Rate Hike

The Coachella Valley's largest water provider Coachella Valley Water District is considering its first residential rate hike since 2010. Under the proposal, which the board of directors are expected to vote on in June, homes that stay within their water budgets should only see an... — Updated 3/30/2016

 

Have We No Conscience?

New year begins with rain Please, let me get this straight! Because of the drought, California has mandated a twenty-five percent reduction of ‘monitored’ water usage within the state. Here in Borrego Springs, that applies only to Borrego Water District rate payers who use... — Updated 1/13/2016

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Borrego Springs - Film Festival, Block A Reviews

"Thirst" - Directed by Roman S. Koenig: 7-Minute Narrative Short A cautionary tale of how people might react to a serious, long-lasting and widespread drought. That one could or should be jailed for refusing water to a stranger will be debated amongst the film-goers, for sure.... — Updated 1/15/2016

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Borrego Springs - WATER! Part II

In the Nov. 19 issue of the hard copy, we took a look at some of the findings of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Report on the Borrego Valley groundwater situation. In short, there is currently a huge yearly imbalance between... — Updated 1/15/2016

 

Borrego Springs - El Niño

Southern California had one good week of rainfall before the promised El Niño appeared to disappear off the radar. Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Robbie Munroe says, “We could have certainly had more rainfall to date, but the fact we haven’t had big rain... — Updated 1/19/2016

 

Tough Time for California's Drought

Despite the Sierra Nevada having an above-average snowpack for this time of year, water managers have said that it is still not enough to make a dent in California's drought. Recent storms boosted the snowpack's statewide water content to 112 percent of normal for late December,... — Updated 12/25/2015

 

Drought Certification for Landscapers

Jessyca Frederick, cofounder of The Water Wise Now, approached the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) board members, to discuss drought certification for landscapers. CVWD President John Powell and fellow board members have been receptive to the idea. According to Fredericks,... — Updated 11/17/2015

 

Officials Gather for El Niño

Weather experts are forecasting a wetter-than-average winter in southern California, with the 2015 EI Niño, shaping up to be one of the most powerful weather events ever recorded. Officials from National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration discussed what El Niño is, what to... — Updated 11/26/2015

 

The Future Looks Dry

Even with a 95 percent probability of a strong El Niño, the state will prepare for a record fifth year of drought. Worrying news and one which means continued water conservation should be at the top of everyone’s minds. Despite record high temperatures in October, which... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

El Nino - Free Sandbags

Weather forecasters are predicting the chances of showers and El Niño season is just around the corner, which could mean a lot more rainfall than has been seen in a long time. The County of San Diego is offering free sand and bags... — Updated 11/9/2015

 

Coachella Valley Water Fines

In response to the $61,000 fine set by the California State Water Board against Coachella Valley Water District. To increase conservation efforts, increased drought penalties will come in to effect with December’s water bills. Fines will be levied on customers who fail to... — Updated 11/11/2015

 

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