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Category: Resource Management :: Irrigation
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Not even Trump is expecting 3% growth anymore 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Donald Trump built his presidential campaign in part around a promise to jump up U.S. economic growth to 3.5% a year or even 4%, a big improvement over the 2% average of the previous decade.

Since taking office, however, Trump has struggled to come close even to 3%. This week, his Council of Economic...

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Look at this stunning rain garden landscape in Brentwood 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Money can’t buy everything, but when you’re transforming 25,000 square feet of lawn, palms and thirsty, flammable shrubs into a water-saving oasis of succulents, edibles and California-friendly plants — complete with 11 rain collection tanks for irrigation — well, a little paper green always helps.

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From the Archives: Walking through Castaic pipe 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary
Workman walks through water pipe during construction of Castaic Hydroelectric Power Plant.
MWD vote moves Colorado River drought plan forward 13.3.2019 LA Times: Science

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California moved Tuesday to seal California’s participation in a landmark Colorado River drought management plan over the objections of the river’s largest user.

In agreeing to shoulder more of California’s future delivery cuts to prevent Lake Mead from...

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$4B to purge lead from MN drinking water but $8B benefit, state says 28.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A report released Thursday is the first time health officials have put a cost on removing 100,000 lead service pipes run into Minnesota homes decades ago, and removing plumbing and fixtures in homes containing lead.
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MWD may agree to more Colorado River cuts to seal drought pact 28.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Frustrated by delays in agreeing to plans for coping with looming shortages on the Colorado River, the head of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California wants to move the deal forward by agreeing to shoulder additional supply cuts.

If the proposal is approved by the Metropolitan board,...

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Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state's largest lake, hoping to capitalize on one of its best opportunities yet to tackle a long-standing environmental and human health hazard.
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Colorado drought report: Southwest faces long road back to normal; Front Range dry but better off 17.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
The drought that has gripped much of Colorado since late 2017 didn't abate in 2018, and despite recent snowfall — which added to the all-important snowpack in the high country — the prospect of relief is still well down the road.
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Old pipes, rising rates: Duluth and other cities invest in water infrastructure 9.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The cost of water has spiked in recent years, as cities around the country have raised rates to replace aging infrastructure. The issue is especially acute in some unexpected places: The Great Lakes' biggest cities, including Duluth.
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APM Reports: In cities on the Great Lakes, water pipes are crumbling and poor people are paying the price 8.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Americans are struggling to afford their rising water bills, and thousands of poor families have had their service shut off. This growing crisis has a dark irony: It's especially acute in a region where water is most abundant -- the Great Lakes.
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Oregon Man Arrested After Alleged Walmart Crime Spree 4.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Jared Allen Lake of Bend, Oregon, was charged with offenses including criminal mischief and assault.
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What to do in the garden in February? Here are 18 ideas 2.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Is your irrigation system on or off? In February’s cool temperatures and short days, plants don’t need very much water. So if periodic rains continue through the month, your irrigation system can stay off. If there’s no rain for a couple of weeks, run each irrigation zone once, then wait for more...

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Minnesota thaw brings problems with water pipes 2.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As temperatures in Minnesota climb above zero for the first time in days, ice inside pipes is melting and causing problems in homes and businesses.
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With Colorado River water shortages looming, feds will intervene on drought plan 2.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The federal government Friday moved closer to imposing water delivery cuts along the drought-depleted Colorado River after California and Arizona failed to meet a deadline for inking a broad agreement on how the seven states that depend on the river would cope with shortages.

The federal official...

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City of Washington, DC requires lead pipe disclosure and tackles past partial LSL replacements 28.1.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director Washington, DC estimates there are 48,000 lead service lines (LSLs) on private property, 46 percent of the total number of service lines connecting customers to the city water supply. While the District has not yet set a goal of eliminating LSLs, it has taken positive steps to assist residents in […]
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Device to clean up plastic garbage in the ocean hits a setback 6.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Four months into its testing phase, the Ocean Cleanup's plastic-catching device isn't catching as much plastic as intended — and last week, a 60-feet-long end section broke off.
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Forget stars' homes. The newest tours visit pot growers and bong makers 4.1.2019 LA Times: Business

In Napa and Sonoma, tour bus operators ferry oenophiles between tasting rooms and vineyards. In Hollywood and environs, they shepherd the starstruck past the homes of the rich and famous.

Now they're giving customers a mind-expanding look at one of Los Angeles’ burgeoning industries: pot.


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Just (re-)add water: How circular systems can enhance urban water cycles 4.1.2019 Resource Efficiency |
Drought, climate change and overdraft are endangering aquifers — here's why water reuse is critical to communities and economies.
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Water main break sends torrent gushing down Sunset Boulevard, flooding a Jack in the Box 3.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A water main burst in downtown Los Angeles late Wednesday, sending water gushing down Sunset Boulevard and flooding at least one business.

It took the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power several hours to fully shut off the 24-inch main as water flooded portions of a shopping center at Sunset...

In a town of unanswered questions, Paradise tries to imagine its future 24.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Rain was falling as evacuees returned to their beloved town in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Traffic slowed as drivers beheld the devastation.

Five weeks earlier, an inferno swept through these wooded neighborhoods, exacting a terrible toll. Of the 86 people killed in the Camp fire, most lived here....

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