Government Relations

Making the Rounds: Drought testing courses’ savvy

Golf course owners, managers and superintendents are taking a glass-half-full approach dealing with California’s historic drought.

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Aquifer at Risk: Golf courses commit to cutting water use

PALM DESERT — Managers of Coachella Valley golf courses have pledged to step up their water conservation efforts, aiming for a goal of cutting their water use by 10 percent.

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Calif. cuts off water deliveries due to drought

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31 (UPI) – California water officials turned off the tap Friday, saying the winter drought forced them to cancel water deliveries to the entire state.

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California snowpack 12 percent of normal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State surveyors checking California’s snowpack say a recent storm brought little help, and that snow levels in the Sierra Nevada are dangerously low.

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California Water Action Plan

Click here for the California Water Action Plan

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Jerry Brown declared drought

Gov. Jerry Brown will declare a drought emergency Friday, sources said, after weeks of intensifying pressure on him to take action.

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Cut water at golf courses?

Re “City may order water cuts” (Our Region, Jan. 9): Considering the looming specter of full-scale water rationing by citizens and business, it seems appropriate that we should look at how water is being consumed, and by whom. Perhaps, one of the first areas of investigation should be water consumed in recreational pursuits. One instance that springs to mind is water consumed for the maintenance of the more than 20 golf courses in the Sacramento suburban area. How much water is currently being used to water course greens and is it reclaimed or gray water that’s being used? What plans are being made, or have been implemented, to reduce water consumption for a sport pursued by a small segment of the overall population?

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Colorado River Drought Forces a Painful Reckoning for States

LAKE MEAD, Nev. — The sinuous Colorado River and its slew of man-made reservoirs from the Rockies to southern Arizona are being sapped by 14 years of drought nearly unrivaled in 1,250 years.

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