California

January 24, 2015--Scientists measure reservoir evaporation to gauge water scarcity (Water Online)

Scientists are trying out a new approach to drought and water scarcity monitoring: They are measuring how much water evaporates from reservoirs in order to provide a more accurate picture of how much water is available.


January 19, 2015--California drought could end with storms known as atmospheric rivers (Los Angles Times)

California's drought crept in slowly, but it could end with a torrent of winter storms that stream across the Pacific, dumping much of the year's rain and snow in a few fast-moving and potentially catastrophic downpours.

January 17, 2015--US farmers fighting drought may have hope yet (Nature World News)

US Farmers that are currently fighting ongoing drought, particularly in California, may have hope yet thanks to one man's ingenious invention. Jon Dewey has developed several water devices for growing and gardening, including his Patented WaterStick that allows farmers to grow more food using 75 percent less water.


January 8, 2015--Does the Public Trust Doctrine apply to groundwater? The California Supreme Court may decide (JD Supra Business Advisors)

The California Supreme Court is currently considering a petition that raises an important and novel issue of California water law: whether the public trust doctrine applies to groundwater. The public trust doctrineholds that the State possesses sovereign interests in navigable waters, which are held in trust for the public.


January 2, 2015--States react to new era of water scarcity (Circle of Blue)

California, its hand forced in 2014 by a nasty drought, brought its groundwater laws out of the Gold Rush era and into line with nearly every other state in the Union.


January 1, 2015--No doubt it's a climate-change drought, scientists say (Tech)

It was raining in San Francisco on the damp December morning that three scientists gathered at  the offices of Climate Nexus to hold a press conference about the drought. It had been raining regularly for more than a week, in fact, and Stanford University had just recorded its rainiest day ever on campus.


December 27, 2014--Water source for almonds in California may run dry (New York Times)

California’s almond orchards have been thriving over the past decade and now provide an $11 billion annual boost to the state economy. Covering 860,000 acres, they account for 80 percent of world production.


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