Feb 20, 2016

Feb 16, 2016

El Nino Stormwater Tested





June 16, 2015



Oct 5, 2015


RAIN TRIGGERS MINOR MUD FLOW IN COLBY FIRE BURN AREAJan 5, 2016
 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.


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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.

Feb 14, 2016

Water bill hikes rates for 4% due to drought

LA DWP, other utilities to raise water rates because of drought

By Mike Reicher, Los Angeles Daily News

Enjoying those lower water bills from 3-minute showers and your new drought-tolerant landscaping? Well, prepare to pay a little more to make up for your conservation.
Throughout California, consumers have conserved during this four-year drought and purchased less water from their utilities, leaving some water agencies operating in the red and drawing down reserves. Officials now say they need to pass some of the costs back to customers.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will hike rates to cover some of its lost revenue, its civilian board decided Tuesday. Most DWP customers will pay 4 percent more for water beginning in January. The average residential monthly bill will increase from $49.73 to $51.53, DWP officials said.

Feb 10, 2016

Feb 7, 2016

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent After California Storms

More than 42 percent of California remains under exceptional drought after last week's El Niño-influenced storms


This week's California Drought Monitor shows only a 2 percent improvement to the exceptional drought category -- the most severe -- in Northern California following storms that brought rain and snow to the state. Water reservoirs remain below normal as the state's hopes for a degree of drought recovery hinge on the effects of a strong El Niño.

Feb 4, 2016

Water Boards Fact Sheet

Conclusion 

No one knows how the future will unfold. While the State may return to “normal,” or even to above average hydrologic water conditions in 2016 or 2017, such an outcome is far from certain, nor is it certain that one year of average or above-average water conditions will relieve the State from these historic drought conditions. Continued water conservation is imperative. Moving forward, the State Water Board is committed to working with water suppliers on implementing the Emergency Regulation, assessing water conditions throughout the spring, and adapting requirements as appropriate based on water supply conditions in April. The State is meeting the Governor’s 25 percent cumulative statewide conservation goal because Californians have risen to the occasion. As the State Water Board acts on the Governor’s Executive Order B-36-15, it will consider the lessons learned from the implementation of the current executive order and make adjustments to the Emergency Regulation as needed. The State Water Board will also begin to work with other agencies and stakeholders to develop longer term measures to ensure water continues to be used efficiently. (This fact sheet was last updated on January 15, 2016)

Extending the Emergency Water Conservation Regulation