Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Risky business

LAO: Drought unlikely to harm economy, in short term

LAO

Sacramento Bee

California's drought has fallowed farmland and yellowed front lawns, yet it will have little noticeable impact on the state's overall economy, at least in the short term, according to a new report by the Legislative Analyst's Office. The drought's effects have largely been confined to the state's ag industry.

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Water agencies push back against proposed cuts

Sacramento Bee

Water agencies representing hundreds of thousands of Sacramento-area residents are pushing back against a state plan that calls for their customers to sharply reduce water use while other parts of California face smaller cuts.

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Report: Water use declined in all sectors, 2005–10

Pacific Institute

Total water use in the United States declined markedly in the five-year period ending in 2010, according to data released from the U.S. Geological Survey. Total water use is now lower than it was in 1970, despite continued population and economic growth.

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