Rural Poor Hit Hardest as Calif. Drought Makes Remaining Water Toxic

"For many Californians, the state’s long drought has meant small inconveniences such as shorter showers and restrictions on watering lawns. But in two rural valleys, the Coachella southeast of Los Angeles and the San Joaquin to the north, farmworkers and other poor residents are feeling its impact in a far more serious and personal way."

Source: Wash Post, 07/07/2015

"California Drought Sends U.S. Water Agency Back to Drawing Board"

"Drew Lessard stood on top of Folsom Dam and gazed at the Sierra Nevada, which in late spring usually gushes enough melting snow into the reservoir to provide water for a million people. But the mountains were bare, and the snowpack to date remains the lowest on measured record."

Source: NY Times, 07/06/2015

"Tar Balls on Los Angeles-Area Beach Linked To Santa Barbara Oil Spill"

"At least some of the tar balls found littering one of southern California's most popular beaches last month were matched by lab tests to crude oil that spilled from a ruptured pipeline along the Santa Barbara coast about 100 miles away, state and pipeline company officials said on Monday."

Source: Reuters, 06/23/2015


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