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Here's where you can get the latest information on what is going on in the San Bernadino Valley Water Conservation District. There are press release fact sheets and other information on various issues related the District in the listing below.
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Over-watering lawns and landscape is among the biggest source of water waste in Southern California. That's why, as part of our water education outreach, we team up with local landscape professionals to teach them about the latest technologies and practices that can help them help their clients save water.The EPA WaterSense Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper program provides certification in irrigation system audits, water efficient and sustainable landscape practices and water management as well as preservation of other valuable resources. Read More

micro-climates

Weather has a significant impact on the propagation of the slender-horned spineflower. The plant germinates after winter rains and, if the season is unusually dry, many will die off before producing seed. In very cool or wet seasons, the plant favors new growth to seed-production. To learn more, the District recently had weather stations installed near the plant's habitat area to better track and interpret the impacts of weather on this endangered species.

Read more: New weather stations to track how micro-climates impact species

With California about to experience perhaps the hottest and driest start to September in its modern history, 16 of the state’s 17 major reservoirs entered the month below their historic average levels — several of them well below average, in another daunting reminder of California’s extraordinary ongoing drought and water concerns.

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(Opinion piece by SBVWCD Board Vice President Richard Corneille.) As a professional engineer who has worked on water projects throughout Southern California, I can tell you that I am very concerned about climate change and how it is impacting water supplies locally and globally. Here in California our main reservoir of water comes from Sierra snowpack, which has been significantly reduced. Now most of our precipitation is from intense, infrequent storms called atmospheric rivers that also cause flooding and mud slides.

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