Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Struggle for relief

One era ends and another begins in East Porterville

Guillermina and Leonicio Ramirez at an event kicking off the first East Porterville residence to be consolidated with Porterville's water system. KERRY KLEIN / KVPR Fresno

KVPR

KVPR Fresno

Two years after Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency, thousands remain without water. Temporary relief has come to many, but permanent relief has still been slow. Friday, a solution finally came to one of Tulare County's hardest hit communities — but it wasn't easy, and it's not the end.

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Pioneering effort boosts recycled water stations

Water Deeply

How do you get free recycled water in California? It's easy, thanks to the pioneering efforts of a Northern California water agency, whose efforts in 2014 have led to the creation of a first-of-its-kind program that has helped create recycled water fill stations across the state.

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Updated app offers real-time beach pollution data

Los Angeles Daily News

Heal the Bay has upgraded its Beach Report Card website and app to include, for the first time, real-time pollution predictions in the surf zones at five Southern California beaches. The "nowcasts" will add 20 additional surf zones by next year.

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