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More Grim Water News: WY2014 Ends as One of California’s Driest Years on Record

As the California Department of Water Resources closes its books on Water Year 2014, California finishes one of the driest years in history and the forecast does not get any better. Courtesy of Fox 40 News in Sacramento:

Each Water Year lasts from October 1 to September 30. According to the state Department of Water [...]

California Water Blog Article on the Historic California Drought and its Public Policy Implications

If you’ve been paying attention, you have heard about the statewide drought affecting California. And if you live in San Juan Capistrano, that conversation is also related to the fight over whether San Juan Capistrano officials were prudent or foolish when they invested millions of city dollars in a Groundwater Recovery Plant. The Orange County [...]