Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dry anxiety

Water restrictions could get tighter today across state

Dead mandarin orange trees in a grove in Terra Bella will be bulldozed once they dry out, and then made into mulch. MONICA ALMEIDA/The New York Times

New York Times

KEYT Santa Barbara

The State Water Resources Control Board will vote today to renew and increase emergency regulations as the Golden State enters its fourth year of the drought. The state water board is expected to order every urban water agency in California to limit outdoor watering to specific days of the week — for both residential and business customers.


PPIC: California should plan for next drought now

Bay Area News Group

California needs better water-use data, clearer priorities and better drought-management planning if it's going to weather future droughts better than it's doing now, a new report finds. As bad as this drought is, it won't be California's last, and preparing for the next one could save a lot of heartache and money.


California Water Anxiety Syndrome: Feel it yet?

San Francisco Chronicle

The feeling is inescapable, palpable, more than a little scary. It's the California Water Anxiety Syndrome, of course, that sinking feeling to trump all sinking feelings. California, as you might have heard, is running out of water. Very, very quickly. And there's not a damn thing anyone can do about it.

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