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California tourist town running out of water amid drought

The historic California town of Mendocino is running out of water, as the wells the tourist town depends on are drying up amid a devastating drought. The Alegria Inn is paying to truck in water so its guests can shower. "Right now it costs $600 for 3,500 gallons, and that's lasting us a week," said Eric Hillesland, who runs the inn.
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As water table lowers, Tehran and much of Iran are slowly sinking

TEHRAN, Iran — Pari Rahmanian and her daughters were sitting down to dinner in her brother’s third-floor apartment in south Tehran when the ground began to move. “There was just this rumbling sound. I raced to my daughters to get them out. I was sure it was an earthquake,” Rahmanian, 47, said. When she got to the hallway she realized what actually was happening: The building was settling in shifting soil.
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California regulators ban Delta pumping as state faces ‘dire water shortages’

IN AN AGGRESSIVE move to address “immediate and dire water shortages,” California’s water board Tuesday unanimously approved emergency regulations to temporarily stop thousands of farmers, landowners and others from diverting water from from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed. The new regulations — the first to take such widespread action for...
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Poestenkill, NYWRGB

PFOA contamination found in Poestenkill

POESTENKILL, NY (WRGB) — A local middle school is now using only bottled water -- after a several months long investigation found PFOA contamination in Poestenkill. The area impacted is near Algonquin Middle School. Rensselaer County health officials say they've been in touch with the school and residents in 12...
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Drought relief approved for Oregon farmers as state reforms water well rules

(The Center Square) – The feds are footing the bill for parched Oregon farmland in the Klamath River Basin as the state looks to better manage its water wells. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $15 million grant it is awarding to the Klamath Drought Response Agency to offset losses related to irrigation. It follows a host of water conservation efforts in Klamath County in response to the region’s shrinking water supply. As of Wednesday, the Upper Klamath Lake was at 38% capacity, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
AgricultureThe Guardian

Rare California water restrictions hit farmers amid dire shortages

Faced with dire water shortages and a severe drought, California has moved to enact emergency restrictions that will prevent thousands of farmers and landowners from using water drawn from an enormous system of streams and rivers that services nearly two-thirds of the state. Regulators on the water resources control board,...
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Water woes: Canyon County turns down 35-home subdivision south of Nampa over groundwater concerns

Lingering water questions sank a developer’s hopes for a new subdivision south of Lake Lowell. On Monday, the Canyon County Board of Commissioners gave Taylor Jene Homes a thumbs down on the company’s proposal to build 35 homes on 122 acres east of Sky Ranch Road, near Skyview Street. This decision follows months of complaints from neighbors who say nearly a dozen wells in the area have gone dry in recent months, and development is to blame.
California StateChico Enterprise-Record

Facing ‘dire water shortages,’ California bans Delta pumping

In an aggressive move to address “immediate and dire water shortages,” California’s water board today unanimously approved emergency regulations to temporarily stop thousands of farmers, landowners and others from diverting water from from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed. The new regulations — the first to take such widespread action for...
Verona, NJmyveronanj.com

Town Faces $1M Water Upgrade

Verona will need to spend an estimated $1 million to upgrade filtration at two town wells after the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) found that they were not in compliance with state standards on contamination by one chemical. Township Manager Matthew Cavallo announced the mandated upgrade at Monday’s...
Honolulu County, HIhawaiinewsnow.com

UH study: Oahu’s primary aquifer in need of additional protections

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Recent research from the University of Hawaii suggests we should revisit current limits on water withdrawals from Oahu’s primary aquifer. A move to more conservative limits will help to protect springs and drinking water for local communities. Lean Bremer is with UHERO Environmental Policy and Planning Group...
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Well Water Contamination: Lawmaker Seeks Solutions to Road Salt Runoff

Connecticut is suffering from an excess of salt on the roads which is affecting some residents’ water supply. Sodium chloride from the brine used to pre-treat roadways before a snowfall is creeping into wells, making the water undrinkable. NBC Connecticut first reported on this issue in 2019. Since then, the...
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Drought-Stricken Colorado Mulls Water Measuring for Agriculture

Colorado is proposing to ramp up requirements that agricultural water users, ranging from big companies to small mom-and-pop farms, measure the amount of water they divert from streams, rivers and waterways. The state engineer says a statewide rule is necessary to prepare Colorado for a water-scarce future. Some water users,...
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Divining intervention: drought-hit Californians enlist 'water witch'

Holding a V-shaped branch point down, David Sagouspe examines the cracked soil of a California farm. Under the blazing sun, he takes a breath and sets off, mechanically turning the branch five times towards the sky and five times towards the ground. He stops, marks the spot with a pink flag and nods. "People would pay a lot of money for that strata right there," he says, referring to underground water. For more than 40 years, Sagouspe has worked as a dowser, also known as a "water witch," offering to help the largest farmers in central California find groundwater. Proudly claiming to live in "America's orchard" but desperate in the face of increasingly extreme droughts, farmers are turning to him more and more.
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