Drought

May 12, 2017, 10am PDT
Massachusetts is showing all signs of a state that has recovered the water it lost during a two-year drought.
The Boston Globe
April 14, 2017, 6am PDT
What a difference a wet winter makes.
KQED
March 20, 2017, 9am PDT
The Salton Sea is drying up, and California is poised to spend $383 million to keep that from happening. At stake are Colorado River water negotiations between California, Arizona, and Nevada.
The Desert Sun
March 6, 2017, 10am PST
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl made the announcement at the recent VerdeXchange Conference.
The Planning Report
Blog post
February 15, 2017, 10am PST

Swings in weather-related fortunes will continue to push to unprecedented extremes, in California, in Texas, in Boston, in Long Island, in Louisiana, and everywhere else.

James Brasuell
February 2, 2017, 1pm PST
Though the drought is ending in much of California, it's too late for the million's of trees that have died due to the ravages of recent water shortages.
The Los Angeles Times
December 16, 2016, 7am PST
This year has seen a significant uptick in wildfires across much of the South, spurred by drought and heat waves. The region's pattern of development increases the potential danger.
FiveThirtyEight
December 12, 2016, 10am PST
Recognizing the ongoing drought's severity, Sacramento is set to adopt a new statewide conservation plan. But some say the regulations don't place enough pressure on California's agricultural sector.
KPCC
November 10, 2016, 1pm PST
At the height of the California drought, a group of water suppliers offered rebates for people willing to remove lawns. Now, it's time to figure out if the experiment worked.
AP via San Jose Mercury News
November 7, 2016, 1pm PST
Communities in McClennan County, Texas, are working together to plan for a new water supply infrastructure that relies less on groundwater from the depleted Trinity Aquifer.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 25, 2016, 9am PDT
Curbed surveyed landscape architects specializing in drought-resistant lawns for their best "tips and tricks."
Curbed
October 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
Study links wildfires to climate change.
Five Thirty Eight
October 13, 2016, 6am PDT
L. A. company Turf Terminators promised low impact lawns in exchange for city rebates, but delivered shoddy work and hot rocks.
Bloomberg
September 20, 2016, 5am PDT
The American Society of landscape Architects is promoting a new guide to resilient landscape design, which examines hundreds of case studies for examples of infrastructure that works with nature, instead of against it.
ASLA The Dirt
September 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
The reservoir on the Colorado located above the Grand Canyon is dropping fast. A new study proposes a contingency plan to reduce the risk of catastrophe.
Arizona Daily Star
August 26, 2016, 10am PDT
Jeff Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, explains how the impacts of California’s historic drought are already changing the landscape of the American Southwest.
The Planning Report
August 7, 2016, 5am PDT
The Guardian sets out on a global trek to find the most water-stresses cities in the world.
The Guardian
May 27, 2016, 8am PDT
In October 2014, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti acted to make the city more resilient from drought and climate change. In 2016, we get an update from leaders Gary Hildebrand and Marty Adams on L.A.'s stormwater capture systems.
The Planning Report
April 29, 2016, 1pm PDT
An op-ed argues that instead of building a more resilient and sustainable water supply infrastructure, two water bills before congress would rollback exiting environmental protections.
Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2016, 10am PDT
Open data could be a powerful tool for understanding and managing drought conditions in California, and the state is preparing to release an initial 20 datasets with plans for more.
techwire