Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Tale of the rings

State drought the worst in 1,200 years, new study says

Storms this week pushed the rainfall totals in most communities above seasonal normal levels to date, but the state has a long way to go before the drough tis over. BAY AREA NEWS GROUP

Bay Area News Group

San Jose Mercury News

The last three years of drought were the most severe that California has experienced in at least 1,200 years, according to a new study published Thursday. The study of tree rings provides new historical context for low reservoirs and sinking water tables, even as California celebrates its first good soaking of the season.

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Water regulations coming to cannabis cultivation

Siskiyou Daily News

California's State Water Quality Control Board is looking to bring cannabis cultivation under its regulatory purview in order to abate potential negative impacts to waterways and the species that depend on them.

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Monitoring the muddy waters of Lake San Marcos

KPBS San Diego

More than 4,000 people live around Lake San Marcos in North San Diego County, many of them retirees drawn to the tranquil spot for its peace and quiet. The lake is on California's list of polluted water bodies, but identifying where the pollution is coming from is no small matter.

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