Apr 9, 2016

Showers Delay California Ball Game but Won't Ease Drought

Southern California Rain
Heavy clouds and rain pass over downtown Los Angeles on Friday, April 8, 2016. The first of two weather systems has brought showers to Southern California but rainfall has been scattered and mostly light. The National Weather Service says radar shows showers running across the region early Friday but not much of the rain is reaching the ground. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Photo by Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Apr 9, 2016, 5:29 PM ET

April showers delayed a ball game and prompted flood advisories as they scooted through California on Saturday but the overall rain totals won't do much to ease five years of drought, forecasters said.
Light rain began falling Friday and scattered showers should continue into Sunday, with a slight chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.
In San Francisco, a downpour delayed the Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game for 41 minutes.
In Central California, where up to 2 inches of rain fell, the National Weather Service issued flood advisories until 3 p.m. for Merced, Mariposa and southwestern Tuolumne counties.

Apr 8, 2016

Overflowing California reservoirs not enough to quench drought


By BEN TRACY CBS NEWS April 8, 2016, 7:10 PM

LAKE OROVILLE, Calif. -- Southern California is expected to get much-needed rain this weekend, and Northern California has received plenty in recent weeks. But when it comes to drought relief, it's hardly a drop in the bucket.

Two million gallons of water per minute were being released from one of California's largest reservoirs because it was simply too full.

Mar 16, 2016

One Residential Project in San Gabriel, California

Kurapia SOD from Delta Bluegrass was planted by EcoTech Services on January 27, 2016 in San Gabriel, California. The images show how Kurapia set the landscape about 30 days later after it was planted. The area is approximately 900sf and the total cost including labor, hauling turf removal, and Kurapia was about $4,700.00. The cost does not include the cost of irrigation. The homeowner did apply for the turf rebate through MWD and product rebate.

Beautiful project! Job well done!!

Photos by EcoTech Services


Gayle Anderson reported UC Tested Utility Ground cover, Kurapia as a new plant product that can us water and water bill on her program, Drought Watch on Los Angeles KTLA Morning News. Mr. Edward L. Wallace, a landscape contractor of Midwest Landscaping in Long Beach, California was interviewed and assisting the program professionally. Thanks to Gayle and Edward for introducing Kurapia to making better environment for our community!!

Feb 20, 2016

Feb 16, 2016

El Nino Stormwater Tested

June 16, 2015

Oct 5, 2015

 Glendora Ridge Road was shut down between Glendora Mountain and Mt. Baldy roads as a precaution ahead of heavy rain.
Glendora Ridge Road was shut down between Glendora Mountain and Mt. Baldy roads as a precaution ahead of heavy rain. (KABC)

Jan 8, 2016

Kurapia remains intact after the storm. The mud soil and some debris are seen over the Kurapia ground cover. Kurapia wasn't washed and is still under it.

Feb 16, 2016

Observing Kurapia's coming back up growing from soil.


Bioswales are landscape elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. They consist of a swaled drainage course with gently sloped sides (less than six percent) and filled with vegetation, compost and/or riprap.