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    • Groundwater Reduction During Drought in the Colorado River Basin August 7, 2014
      There is region that covers a large part of the American West, 1/12th the Continental U.S. land mass in fact, that is in a 14 year drought. Researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine found […] […]
    • 2014 IRWM Emergency Drought Grant Solicitation June 11, 2014
      Background On January 17, 2014, Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown declared a drought state of emergency. With less rains, the State is finding ways to direct funds to drought-impacted communities, thus SB 103 and 104, the drought relief bill package […] […]

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One Water One Watershed (OWOW)

  • Presentations from the May 13, 2014 OWOW Emergency Drought Grant Solicitation Water Use Efficiency Workshop are now posted on the OWOW Resources page.
  • In late February 2014 CA Department of Water Resources began the process of finalizing a Grant Agreement with the OWOW Proposition 84 Round 2 project proponents. Due to the recent drought legislation (SB 103, 104), Round 2 is being expedited. The Grant Agreement is scheduled to be finalized by early Summer 2014.
  • In light of SB 103, 104, the next Proposition 84 grant solicitation is also being expedited. The reference to “rounds” will no longer be used. What would have been called Round 3 is split into two solicitations: 1) the 2014 OWOW Emergency Drought Grant Solicitation, and 2) the 2015 OWOW Grant Solicitation. DWR released the final Guidelines and final Proposal Solicitation Package for the 2014 Grant Solicitation on June 2. 

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    • Kid Approved Adventures: Riding the River on Horseback July 6, 2014
      One of the best ways to see the Santa Ana River up close is on the back of a horse. The Santa Ana is the spine of a watershed that reaches from Big Bear to Huntington Beach, and you can show your kids one of the best up-close views of its natural beauty while riding […] […]
    • Orange County’s Drought-Resilient Water Supply May 19, 2014
      The Other California Innovation That Went Global When most people think about technology being exported from California, we think about Silicon Valley – Google, Apple, and Facebook. But it’s a rather non-descript group of buildings in Orange County that are attracting world attention. A steady stream of scientists, engineers, and politicians from drought-str […]
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