CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1987
The Southern California Water Committee, a nonprofit organization formed by many cities and counties across the Southland to promote solutions to the state's water problems, has invited a number of state officials to its annual meeting today as a first step in a hoped-for statewide water campaign. The committee, based in Irvine and chaired by Orange County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder, will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Sheraton Grande Hotel in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1990
In the wake of dire predictions about water shortages, the City Council has increased water rates and is urging citizens and businesses to voluntarily reduce their water consumption. The cost of water in excess of 200 cubic feet per month will increase 9%. City Manager Lee Risner said the situation is becoming serious. "We need a 10% reduction in overall water consumption," he said.
June 27, 1991 |
Despite early predictions of financial collapse, California's farm economy has weathered the fifth year of drought with surprising resiliency and may ultimately fare better than urban businesses, an economist told water officials Wednesday. But the strength of agriculture statewide masks "extreme pain" that some smaller farm communities are experiencing because of water shortages, said Frederick Cannon, a senior economist and vice president for Bank of America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1991
Even as the Metropolitan Water District was scaling back its rationing program in Los Angeles, state water officials were taking steps in Sacramento to require all urban water agencies to prepare an emergency plan for future droughts. Department of Water Resources Director David Kennedy, who also heads Gov.
November 19, 1991 |
Despite water shortages that idled farmland and withered lawns, California's emergency water bank ended up buying about $45 million more in water than it could sell, state and local officials told lawmakers Monday. Bob Potter, deputy director of the state Water Resources Department, said the State Water Project will buy the water for reserves in case the drought continues into a sixth year this winter.
April 20, 2014 |
LAS VEGAS - Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city. For six years, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has been building an intake straw below the reservoir's two existing pipes. Due for completion in fall 2015, critics say it may not provide a long-term solution. An ongoing drought and the Colorado River's stunted flow have shrunk Lake Mead to its lowest level in generations.
January 14, 1990 |
Turkish engineers Saturday halted the flow of the Euphrates, one of the world's great rivers, sending a flood of jitters through downstream, drought-stricken Syria and Iraq. The water will be diverted for one month into the reservoir behind Turkey's giant new Ataturk Dam, linchpin of a network of hydroelectric and irrigation projects along the upper reaches of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in eastern Anatolia.
February 19, 1991 |
When Goleta launched its model mandatory water rationing program in 1989, the experts were skeptical. The drought, while serious, was not mainstream dinner table conversation, and many officials figured that consumers--including thousands of students packed into apartments near UC Santa Barbara--would rebel and refuse to conserve. Nonetheless, Goleta proceeded gamely, directing its 74,000 customers to cut water use and giving them the low-flow shower heads and other nifty devices to do it.