Yolo County Local News: Water


All Local Water News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

09/13/2023
The irrigation bill, which aims to force businesses and institutions to remove their lawns, now goes to the governor.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

08/13/2023
Some 7,000 square miles of ocean on Californiaā€™s Central Coast could soon become the largest national marine sanctuary in the continental U.S. It could also make history as one of the first federal sanctuaries to be spearheaded by a Native American tribe.

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Bee...

08/09/2023
A Trump administration plan for delivering more water to Central Valley farmersā€”bottled up in court by opponents for almost four yearsā€”could be returned from legal limbo this summer by House Republicans.

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Bee...

07/24/2023
Thereā€™s a possible rise of four invasive animals in Californiaā€”another consequence from downpours last winter and spring. The California Governorā€™s Office of Emergency Services warned about a potential population surge due to storm-related flooding.

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Bee...

07/17/2023
Raising Shasta Dam to increase its capacity would provide 634,000 more acre-feet of water per year, legislators say. But that assumes there will always be enough precipitation, and the move risks flooding sacred Native American lands and harming local habitats.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

07/12/2023
The environmental costs of ending water diversions from Mono Lake to Los Angeles would be mixed: It might help a shore bird habitat but would require changes that increase carbon emissions.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

07/12/2023
In the magazine Nature, a team of scientists reports that they have detected changes in ocean color that cannot be explained by natural, year-to-year variability alone. These color shifts have occurred over 56 percent of the worldā€™s oceans.

California Local Pin Marker From Tahoe Daily Tribune...

06/06/2023
The U.S. District Court for the District of Montana ruled the U.S. Forest Service can continue to use aerial fire retardant to fight wildfires while waiting on a Clean Water Act permit.

California Local Pin Marker From California Local...

05/19/2023
Image for display with article titled EchoWater Project Cleans Up 135M Gallons of Wastewater Daily

The Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plantā€™s new system makes its discharge into the Delta dramatically cleaner.

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

05/03/2023
Fort Bragg is embarking on an innovative pilot project to desalt ocean water for the Mendocino Coast community using carbon-free wave action to power an energy-intensive process that in other cases generates climate changing greenhouse gases.

California Local Pin Marker From The Mercury News...

04/23/2023
And neither was 1952. The top honor should really go to 1983, which clinched first at 231% of normal, an analysis by the Bay Area News Group found.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

04/11/2023
One of the options would override Californiaā€™s water rights and split the cuts evenly between California, Nevada and Arizonaā€”which would be a big blow to Imperial Valley farmers.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

02/26/2023
A $4.4 billion project on the Sacramento River to add dams and store more water that will be sent south, the Sites Reservoir is still years away from completion. The final environmental report is expected this year.

California Local Pin Marker From Monterey Herald...

02/01/2023
California has given the federal government its own counterproposal for apportioning reductions of Colorado River water, saying a plan offered by six other states would disproportionately burden farms and cities in Southern California.

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

12/15/2022
A U.S.-French satellite that will map most of the world's water has rocketed into orbit. The predawn launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base capped a successful year for NASA. The satellite will conduct the first global survey of its kind.

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

12/11/2022
Stanford scientists have genetically re-programmed plants to grow roots that change how they gather nutrients or water.

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

11/24/2022
Drought, human-caused climate change, invasive species and a ā€œlegacyā€ of environmental issues are permanently altering Californiaā€™s landscape and placing some communities and ecosystems at increasing risk.

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

11/24/2022
In the fall, rice fields in the Sacramento Valley usually shine golden brown as they await harvesting. This year, however, many fields were left covered with bare dirt.

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Observer...

10/24/2022
Thomas Gilbert, a Garden Highway resident who currently serves as the Board President of Reclamation District 1000, writes about his personal experiences with disasters in the region.

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

10/20/2022
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a warm, dry winter is in store for much of California as La NiƱa conditions are expected to persist through at least January.