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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Drought survival: O.C. makes 100 million gallons of wastewater a day drinkable

     Drought survival: O.C. makes 100 million gallons of wastewater a day drinkable
    Like other water agencies in California, the Orange County Water District is looking at ways to encourage ratepayers to conserve. But it also is looking for sources of water to ensure that its customers don't have to go without.
  • Commentary: O.C. is positioned to withstand drought

    Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions. This announcement should not come as a surprise to...

    Natural Perspectives: Birding in the Eastern Sierra

    Vic and I just returned from a scouting trip to the Eastern Sierra. Vic will soon lead a spring birding trip there for Sea and Sage Audubon, along with co-leader Linda Oberholzer. We like to visit ahead of time to reacquaint ourselves with the area....

    Residents are willing to raise taxes for desalination, water district survey finds

    Residents are willing to raise taxes for desalination, water district survey finds
    How much might Orange County residents be willing to pay in extra property taxes to pay for a steady supply of desalinated water? The so-called magic number, according to a new Mesa Water District-sponsored survey, could be between $65 and $75 a year....