When the wells run dry: California drought forcing some families to live in “Third-World-type conditions” – Tulare County is a venue of extremes: No other county in the U.S. grossed more from the sale of crops grown there in 2014; yet, 1,252 household wells are dry: the victim of four years of drought and over drafting aquifers.
Fresno State study says drought causes $3.3 billion in farm losses – Billions of dollars in farm losses accrue with every inch of rain below normal in California, according to a Fresno State study.
Farmworkers see jobs, earnings shrivel in California drought – Farm laborers see hours cut and competition for jobs rise as California drought languishes.
Hydro power loss another drought casualty – Drought dries up green energy production in California.
Newly updated drought tips available for farmers – UCANR updates its online drought tips for growers.
Orphaned deer, bear attack highlights California drought’s role in wildlife-human encounters – Wildlife seek water where they can find it: typically in urban neighborhoods.
Drought-shamed Los Angeles County cuts supervisors’ car washes – The typical “do-as-I-say” politicians in one southern California county challenged for not conserving water as their constituents are forced to conserve.
Despite Fiorina’s claim, Democrats not at fault for California drought – While she took heat from the media and even Gov. Jerry Brown, was Fiorina wrong when she said: “you know what’s made (the drought) worse … liberal politicians who stood up for 40 years, as the population of California doubled, and said ‘you cannot build a new reservoir and you cannot build a water conveyance system.”
Company aims to ship fresh water from Alaska to drought-plagued California – The idea is there; making it work could prove too costly.
Drip efficiency even more valuable in drought – Homeowners just now being encouraged to employ same drip technology in their suburban landscapes that growers have used for decades.