Category: Drought

Drought Conditions Still Persist in Some Areas of the State

After a series of super-soaker storms descended on much of California in January, the obvious question is: Is the state still in a drought? The short answer is it depends on what part of the state you’re talking about. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) estimates 60 percent of the state in Central and…

It’s Remodeling Season: What You Need to Know Going In

Warm weather makes newly painted walls dry faster, projects less likely to be rain-delayed and spawns desire for that outdoor kitchen. But before you put big bucks towards a better abode, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) reminds you to do your due diligence before hiring any contractor to perform work in or on your…

Sierra Survey Boosts Drought Outlook

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, on April 1, 2015, Governor Brown stood at the site of the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) annual early spring snow survey in the Sierra Nevada—Phillips Station, 90 miles east of Sacramento—but there was no snow to survey. The Governor stood on dirt that day…

Going for Gold: Statewide Golden Lawn Contest

Letting your lawn go gold not only helps conserve water during our historic drought—you may have a chance to win a substantial credit toward your water bill if you enter the Golden Lawn Contest sponsored by Golden State Water Company and California’s Statewide conservation education program, Save Our Water. “The majority of California’s residential water use…

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