Monthly Archives: November 2016

Los Angeles Tujunga Spreading Grounds Will Increase Water Supply From Stormwater Capture

Fri Nov 18th, On Environmental Law, by

On August 22, 2016, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power began construction on the Tujunga Spreading Grounds, a project that is expected to capture about 5 billion gallons of stormwater per year. The Tujunga Spreading Grounds construction will reconfigure the 20 spreading basins into 9 deeper basins through the removal of soil and sediment from the site. After completion, the Tujunga Spreading Grounds enhancement project will recharge the […]

End of State Mandated Water Conservation in Drought-Stricken California

Thu Nov 10th, On Environmental Law, by

Governor Jerry Brown’s administration has dropped all mandatory water conservation targets, allowing cities, water districts, and private water companies across the state to set their own targets. The State Water Board’s recently updated emergency water conservation regulations give urban water agencies the ability to set their own conservation standards based on a “stress test” of supply reliability. As a result of this autonomy, the majority of urban water agencies in […]

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