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My Turn: Drought, flood and flow — time for changes

In California drought and flood cycles seem to go hand in hand. It is part of nature. Residents are forced to ration water one year and watch it go out the Golden Gate the next. For decades state officials rally around a water crisis, yet grapple with making hard decisions to reduce risk of the next […]

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Message from EID: Ongoing drought resilience

On May 18 the State Water Resources Control Board approved modifications to its emergency conservation regulation to reflect improved water supply conditions and allow for more local decision making. The original regulation was adopted in May 2015 and required local water agencies to meet state-imposed water use reduction standards ranging from 4 percent to 36 […]

Comments Off on Message from EID: Ongoing drought resilience / September 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID drought restrictions remain … for now

Proposed changes to the El Dorado Irrigation District’s Drought Action Plan were put off, with the board split between those who voted to end all drought-related restrictions for customers and those who voted to make them less onerous. EID did receive one good piece of news as the level of mandated conservation for its customers is now 24 […]

Comments Off on EID drought restrictions remain … for now / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

UCCE Master Food Preservers: Drought-tolerant canning

Sue Mosbacher UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County Are you planning your summer gardens? If so, you’re probably including a low-water irrigation system. El Dorado County is still in a Stage 2 water warning. Even though we’ve received lots of wonderful rain recently we are still in a drought. How can home canners […]

Comments Off on UCCE Master Food Preservers: Drought-tolerant canning / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

My Turn: Restore local control for drought management

During its March 28 meeting the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted to rescind the drought emergency that has been in continuous effect since Feb. 4, 2014. In fact, the board would have unanimously rescinded its drought declaration entirely were it not for the state’s mandate to continue to implement the district’s drought […]

Comments Off on My Turn: Restore local control for drought management / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Escape the drought with ‘Three Days of Rain’ at Big Idea Theatre

Big Idea Theatre continues its 2015 season, The New Classic, with the Pulitzer-Prize nominated “Three Days of Rain” by Richard Greenberg. Directed by long time company member, Shaleen Schmutzer-Smith, this will be her Big Idea Theatre directorial debut. “Three Days of Rain” explores the emotional backstory of a family’s past shrouded in mystery and betrayal […]

Comments Off on Escape the drought with ‘Three Days of Rain’ at Big Idea Theatre / August 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Brightening up entryways during drought

During the heat of summer there are many plants that can still add a little color to your landscape. A favorite and easy to grow is salvia, or sage, in hundreds of species. Salvia has fragrant foliage and flowers. Pineapple sage is stunningly bright and does smell like pineapple. Salvia prefers well-draining soil and some […]

Comments Off on Brightening up entryways during drought / July 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »



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