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Strong El Niño Set to Bring California Drought Relief

Strong El Niño Set to Bring California Drought Relief | California drought | Scoop.it
For California, the relief couldn't come soon enough
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Drought underscores importance of native plants

Drought underscores importance of native plants | California drought | Scoop.it
Hedgerow Farms, located outside of Winters, and the UC Davis Arboretum are two plant providers that have noticed changes in gardeners’ tastes as California enters a fourth year of drought.

Plant sales organized by the Friends of the Arboretum are drawing big crowds, said Ellen Zagory, director of public horticulture at the Arboretum.

“We really highlight drought-tolerant plants and gardens,” Zagory said. “Now I get calls every day asking about these plants.”

Zagory explained that many native plants are well suited for drought conditions. Since the bulk of California is dry, native plants tend to adapt to less water, she said.

Native plants also benefit bees, Zagory said, so gardeners may want to help the pollinators that are in a crisis as well.
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UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station

UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station | California drought | Scoop.it
UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station - Agriculture and Natural Resources - University of California
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Save water, but also save trees during drought

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California governor orders mandatory water restrictions

California governor orders mandatory water restrictions | California drought | Scoop.it
ECHO LAKE, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered state officials Wednesday to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as the state grapples with a serious drought.
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Governor proposes $1 billion in drought spending

Governor proposes $1 billion in drought spending | California drought | Scoop.it
By Fenit Nirappil SACRAMENTO (AP) — As California copes with a fourth straight year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate more than $1 ...
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10 Tips for Saving Water in your Garden

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Great tips and information from the California Native Plant Society.

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Drought has Californians swapping grass for evergreens

Drought has Californians swapping grass for evergreens | California drought | Scoop.it
Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.
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Rep. Gonzalez Pushes Bill to Ban HOAs From Penalizing Drought Resistance

Rep. Gonzalez Pushes Bill to Ban HOAs From Penalizing Drought Resistance | California drought | Scoop.it
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, representing Imperial Beach, wrote a bill that would keep HOAs from fining for drought resistant planting.
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Campus exercises option to get water from river project :: Dateline UC Davis

Campus exercises option to get water from river project :: Dateline UC Davis | California drought | Scoop.it
UC Davis has decided to drink from the same tap as Davis and Woodland, which have embarked on a project to supplement their wells with water drawn from the Sacramento River. Now the pipelines
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A cheat sheet on the California drought

A cheat sheet on the California drought | California drought | Scoop.it
By Jay Lund Here’s a primer to keep the water-cooler conversation flowing when the subject turns to the California drought. Just how dry are we? We cannot know exactly, but we have some good indica...
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Scientists forecast economic impacts of the drought on Central Valley agriculture :: UC Davis News & Information

Scientists forecast economic impacts of the drought on Central Valley agriculture :: UC Davis News & Information | California drought | Scoop.it
California’s drought will deal a severe blow to Central Valley irrigated agriculture and farm communities this year, and could cost the industry $1.7 billion and cause more than 14,500 workers to
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5 Dramatic Ways California Is Tackling Drought | Innovators

5 Dramatic Ways California Is Tackling Drought | Innovators | California drought | Scoop.it
California's drought may have been compounded by population growth and "poor planning."
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California's Drought Makes It Difficult For Birds To Find Enough Water - capradio.org

California's Drought Makes It Difficult For Birds To Find Enough Water - capradio.org | California drought | Scoop.it
Temporary wetlands may only provide temporary relief for birds during California’s drought.
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H2Oaks? Campus trees get their own Camelbacks @ UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden

H2Oaks? Campus trees get their own Camelbacks @ UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden | California drought | Scoop.it
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If you want to get rid of your lawn but keep your young trees protected you may want to consider purchasing one of these slow-release watering bags.

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Tree Ring Irrigation Contraption (TRIC) — California Center for Urban Horticulture

Tree Ring Irrigation Contraption (TRIC) — California Center for Urban Horticulture | California drought | Scoop.it
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California drought: Jerry Brown orders historic 25 percent mandatory water use reduction

California drought: Jerry Brown orders historic 25 percent mandatory water use reduction | California drought | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO — California imposed its first ever mandatory water cutbacks of 25 percent for residents and businesses after the state recorded its lowest snowpack ever amid the worsening drought. Brown issued an executive order directing the State Water Resources Control Board to make the water reductions mandatory, a move he had previously been reluctant to do when he had instead called on Californians to voluntarily cut back 20 percent. Brown’s order would require agriculture to report more inf
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California Drought: Does Removing Your Lawn Really Save Water?

California Drought: Does Removing Your Lawn Really Save Water? | California drought | Scoop.it
Almost any garden style can work, from Japanese to a modified English cottage garden. You can have a beautiful garden that increases the value of your home and saves you money on water, and helps all of us in California....
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California Announces $1 Billion in Emergency Drought Relief

California Announces $1 Billion in Emergency Drought Relief | California drought | Scoop.it
As the extreme water shortage enters its fourth year
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Dealing with the drought: What you can do to your lawn

Dealing with the drought: What you can do to your lawn | California drought | Scoop.it
Brown lawns are becoming a more common sighting as watering restrictions spread throughout the state.
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How extensive is California's drought? Compare the photos

How extensive is California's drought? Compare the photos | California drought | Scoop.it
After enduring 3 years of drought, water conservation continues to be a major concern for Californians.
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East Bay homeowner fined for replacing grass with drought-tolerant plants

East Bay homeowner fined for replacing grass with drought-tolerant plants | California drought | Scoop.it
A San Ramon homeowner association says it will fine a woman $50 a month until she replants grass in 25 percent of her front yard.
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Drought impact study: California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever seen :: UC Davis News & Information

Drought impact study: California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever seen :: UC Davis News & Information | California drought | Scoop.it
A new report from the University of California, Davis, shows that California agriculture is weathering its worst drought in decades due to groundwater reserves, but the nation’s produce basket may
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Seeds: Going native with an eye on water - The Sacramento Bee

Seeds: Going native with an eye on water - The Sacramento Bee | California drought | Scoop.it
Taming wildflowers and other native plants makes sense in a drought-tolerant garden.
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UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Director of Public Horticulture Ellen Zagory is interviewed by the Sac Bee about the importance of using natives in low-water landscapes.

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Severe drought impacts to Central Valley agriculture forecast this year

Severe drought impacts to Central Valley agriculture forecast this year | California drought | Scoop.it
By Richard Howitt, Josué Medellín-Azuara, Duncan MacEwan and Jay Lund This year's drought will have severe impacts on irrigated agriculture in California’s Central Valley. To estimate this impact, ...
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A few California cities start water-waste patrols

A few California cities start water-waste patrols | California drought | Scoop.it
At least 45 water agencies throughout California, including Sacramento, are imposing and enforcing mandatory restrictions on water use as their supplies run dangerously low. Sacramento is one of the few bigger agencies actively patrolling streets for violators and encouraging neighbors to report waste.
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