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June 2016

6/6/2016
Water district plans ahead | 06/06/2016
Water district plans ahead | 06/06/2016 PALMDALE - If water supplies were interrupted because of a future drought, an earthquake that damages delivery or storage facilities,...
 
6/6/2016
Critical index finds smelt nearly extinct 06062016
The Sacramento Bee 06062016 Critical index finds smelt nearly extinct in Sacramento Delta
 
6/3/2016
Scorching summer heat's widespread | 06/03/2016
Scorching summer heat's widespread | 06/03/2016 Parts of the western U.S., like the Antelope Valley, are getting an early taste of scorching summer heat, forcing officials...
 

February 2016

2/8/2016
El Nino could signal easing of drought
El Nino could signal easing of drought (AVP 02/04/2016)
 
2/8/2016
Another water fight surfaces
Another water fight surfaces (AVP 01/29/2016)
 

July 2015

7/9/2015
Opponents bash delta tunnel plan
PALMDALE - Even before the latest environmental documents for a new water delivery system from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta have been released, opponents want to block the multi-billion dollar proposed project by swaying public opinion in their favor.
 

January 2015

1/8/2015
Maven's Notebook - CA Water, Verbatim
Maven's Notebook - CA Water, Verbatim
 

November 2014


Landscaping for Water Conservation Expo
11/1/2014
Landscaping for Water Conservation Expo 2014
Save water and save money! Come to the Landscaping for Water Conservation Expo
 

October 2014


Facts about Proposition 1
10/10/2014
Facts about Proposition 1
Facts About Proposition 1 Proposition 1 – the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 – is a $7.5 billion general obligation bond measure placed on the November 4 ballot by a near-unanimous, bipartisan vote by the Legislature and the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown.
 

August 2014

8/6/2014
Brown Outlines $6 Billion Water Bond
Gov. Brown on Tuesday unveiled the outline of a $6 billion alternative water bond for the November ballot, a sharply scaled back plan that is fully $5 billion less than the existing bond now facing voters.
 
8/4/2014
Sunset Boulevard Reopens After Flooding Near UCLA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sunset Boulevard reopened early Monday after crews completed repairs following a water main break that created a sinkhole and inundated parts of the University of California, Los Angeles.
 

April 2014

4/4/2014
City renews efforts to get inactive wells pumping
CALIFORNIA CITY - The city is continuing efforts to bring its inactive wells back into operation in time for the summer season, to guard against potential shortfalls when demand is highest and the usual state water system deliveries may not be available.
 
4/3/2014
District buys $240,000 of water from city
PALMDALE - City officials must help Palmdale School District get water the district needs from Los Angeles County Waterworks District No. 40 for the new David G. Millen Intermediate School, under construction at Avenue P-8 between 22nd and 23rd streets west.
 

January 2014


Brown Declares State in Drought
1/18/2014
Brown Declares State in Drought (AV Press)
Brown Declares State in Drought
 

US Seasonal Drought Outlook
1/17/2014
Brown to declare California drought
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) will use a morning news conference in San Francisco on Friday to declare a drought emergency amid one of the driest winters on record.
 

October 2013

10/23/2013
Lawyer No end in sight for groundwater suit
PALMDALE - The Antelope Valley's groundwater lawsuit reached its 14th anniversary this month, but plaintiffs and defendants are not celebrating, at least not yet, while the case continues to drag on in the
 
10/19/2013
Palmdale Power Plant gains support of Palmdale
PALMDALE – The Palmdale Recycled Water Authority (PRWA) board Wednesday night approved a resolution to support the Palmdale Hybrid Power Plant project, city officials announced today. The resolution passed with four yes votes, with Director Kathy MacLaren being absent.
 
10/17/2013
Water deal slakes anxious developers
LANCASTER - Let the grading begin: Anxious developers who waited out a dry spell for the past seven years learned that construction will start again because of an agreement between Los Angeles County Waterworks District 40 and the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency.
 

September 2013

9/4/2013
Supervisors OK water agreement for new building
Los Angeles County supervisors approved unanimously and without comment an agreement aimed at securing water supplies to let homebuilding and other development continue in the Antelope Valley without financially burdening existing residents or businesses.
 

April 2013

4/18/2013
Water purveyors say fear not the drought talk
Water purveyors say fear not the drought talk By: Alisha Semchuck 4/18/2013 PALMDALE - If raindrops don't fall in 2014 and water content in snowpacks remains significantly below average, California will endure a third consecutive year of drought, according to a report from the state Department of Water Resources. In the Antelope Valley's typically dry desert reg
 
4/15/2013
District seeks arsenic bypass
District seeks arsenic bypass By: Allison Gatlin 4/15/2013 ROSAMOND - After years of preparation, the Rosamond Community Services District will take the first steps toward consolidating with 10 area water companies and independent systems that have problems with high arsenic levels in their wells, connecting
 

February 2013

2/4/2013
Solar, water plan: Residents seeing red
Solar, water plan: Residents seeing red | 02/04/2013 PALMDALE - Open space as far as the eyes can see, the solitude and wildlife roaming through their backyard prompted...
 
2/4/2013
Solar, water plan: Residents seeing red
Solar, water plan: Residents seeing red By: Alisha Semchuck 2/4/2013 PALMDALE - Open space as far as the eyes can see, the solitude and wildlife roaming through their backyard prompted Tom Hogg and his wife Judy to move to Cantil about nine years ago. Today, they fear they could lose what they gained by their move if the developer of a proposed solar and water banking project i
 
2/2/2013
Water Authority Board seeks member
Water Authority Board seeks member | 02/02/2013 PALMDALE - A search has begun for someone interested in filling the fifth seat on the recently formed Palmdale Recycled...
 

October 2012



10/12/2012
Water treatment plant to test a new process
Water treatment plant to test a new process By: Alisha Semchuck 10/12/2012 PALMDALE - For the next year, the water quality staff at Palmdale Water District will extensively test an alternative form of granular activated carbon at the treatment plant - a product derived from ground coconut shells. Agency directors approved the full-scale test with a 4-0 vote at their board meeting We
 
10/5/2012
Water To China - Wall Street Journal
Parched in the West but Shipping Water to China, Bale by Bale
 

September 2012

9/17/2012
Hawk species sheltered under deal
Hawk species sheltered under deal
 
9/7/2012
Bridging over troubled water
Bridging over troubled water By: Alisha Semchuck PALMDALE - City and water district officials shook hands Thursday to halt their legal battles, announcing a break on water bills for residents and a joint effort in the use of treated, disinfected sewage effluent to replace precious drinking water for irrigating parks and other landscaping. City and Palmdale Water District officials a
 

January 2012

1/19/2012
Light snow means we can't take water to the bank
Light snow means we can't take water to the bank By: Alisha Semchuck PALMDALE - A light snowfall in the Northern Sierra means that, for now at least, the Antelope Valley won't get some of the water surplus which area water officials expected. Surplus water supplies that the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency counted on are gone, like water rushing out the tub drain.
 

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