Map: a depiction of Isles Dernieres Barrier Island in 1853 and the chain of islands that now make up Isles Dernieres in 1988 after they detached from the mainland (Credit: CPRA).
To restore Louisiana’s coast, we need a suite of large-scale restoration projects across the coast working together to deliver maximum benefits and reduce land loss, restore ecosystems and maintain habitat.
In this "Restoration Project Highlights" series, we’ll be taking … [more…]
The state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is likely to result in fallowing thousands of acres of farmland. Local governments are just waking up to the big opportunities, and risks, in how that land gets reused.
New housing construction in California’s San Joaquin Valley poses a threat to some of the best groundwater recharge lands.
California’s new groundwater management law is not a sports car. It moves more like a wagon … [more…]
Certain native species, such as Eucalyptus populnea, can combat the effects of drought. As parts of the country face the toughest drought in people’s lifetimes, tree species that can assist in water and soil management have a renewed purpose.
Need to raise your water table, stabilise your soil or grow an alternate fodder source in arid conditions? There is a tree — or grass — for that.
Fran Bodkin, a … [more…]
Imagine deeply rooted artistic rock walls adorned with wrought-iron detail enclosed the sleek, modern architecture of a new building. Water-smart landscaping surrounded the grounds showcasing the beauty of native El Paso flora.
Is this a luxury resort? No, but it may represent the future for some upcoming El Paso Water facility projects. EPWater has facilities throughout El Paso that produce reliable, high quality drinking water. Others perform stormwater flood control … [more…]
On Tuesday, the California Water Commission completed a groundbreaking process to make the state’s largest investment in water storage in a generation. With the commission’s action, eight diverse projects around the state are in line to receive nearly $2.7 billion from Proposition 1, approved by voters in 2014.
These projects – including $816 million for the Sites reservoir north of Sacramento – could add 4.3 million acre-feet of new water … [more…]