Mon April 27, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Dry farming: a technique for a water scarce future

Dry fields and bare groves looking west toward the Coast Range, near San Joaquin, Calif.
Photo by Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis, 2014


Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown stepped up to a podium in a dry, grassy field in Eastern California. He took a deep breath, and made a landmark statement.

"We’re in a historic drought, and that demands unprecedented action. It’s for that reason that I’m issuing an executive order demanding substantial water reduction across our state."

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Mon April 13, 2015

Daily news roundup for Monday, April 13, 2015

Leon Jung uses recycled water to irrigate his lawn on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Dublin, Calif.
Aric Crabb Bay Area News Group

Drought encourages do-it-yourself water recycling // Mercury News

"PLEASANTON -- Leon Jung figured he had to do something out of the ordinary to save his brown front lawn in a second year of water rationing. So he turned to his local sewage plant. He started trucking in reclaimed water a month ago from the plant that is the first in California to dispense free recycled effluent, or treated sewage, to do-it-yourselfers.

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Thu April 9, 2015


Mon April 6, 2015

Daily News Roundup for Monday April 6, 2015

An equestrian makes her way down Canada Rd. in Woodside, Calif. Friday, April 3, 2015. Communities using the most water, like in Woodside, will be under the gun to cut back more than communities already using less. (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)

California drought: Woodside, Fremont on opposite ends of water-saving spectrum // Mercury News

"Faced with tough new state water restrictions, lush towns like Woodside are going to have to start behaving a lot more like golden-hued Fremont.

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Thu April 2, 2015

Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

One of Mission artist Cindy DeLosa's dioramas
Daniel Mondragón Mission Local

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

California Drought: Governor Orders First-Ever Water Restrictions // SFist 

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