Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

Savings' downside

UC Riverside research shows residential conservation during a drought can have unintended consequences

Water reuse. UCR

UC Riverside

UC Riverside

Conventional wisdom dictates that water conservation benefits drought-stricken communities. But researchers at UC Riverside say that indoor residential water savings can have unintended consequences in places where systems of wastewater reuse are implemented, diminishing the quantity and quality of influent available for treatment.

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Crews on schedule to meet spillway fix deadline

KCRA Sacramento

More than seven months after Oroville Dam's problematic primary and emergency spillways prompted widespread evacuations, the Department of Water Resources this week gave an up-close look at the construction. DWR says round-the-clock work is on track to meet a Nov. 1 deadline.

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U.S., Mexico to sign landmark water-sharing deal

Palm Springs Desert Sun

The U.S. and Mexican governments are close to signing a landmark Colorado River deal that will establish rules for sharing water over the next decade and lay out cooperative efforts intended to head off severe shortages. Mexican and American officials have scheduled a signing ceremony Sept. 26–27.

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