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Watering up Halloween, California style

Friday, October 30, 2015
What better way to spook Californians this Halloween than to appear as a slobbering “Godzilla El Niño.” Or draped in a bedsheet as Godzilla’s opponent, “The Blob,” the amoeba-shaped patch of unusually warm Pacific water blocking storms in California.


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El Niño or Not, Water Use Restrictions Likely to Continue

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

If the drought continues, state officials have broad powers to order even steeper water restrictions, perhaps including rationing.

This spring, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered urban water users to reduce their demand by an average of 25 percent. Those restrictions expire in February, but limits on water use seem certain to continue past then – even if it rains a lot this winter because of El Niño.

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Could California Ease Its Drought By Capturing More Rain?

Friday, October 23, 2015
The predicted El Niño that would bring heavy rainfall to California won’t bring an end to the drought there, so the state is looking for better ways to conserve and manage water. Los Angeles and other cities across the country are looking at ways to capture rainwater to add it to the water supply.


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West Hollywood's Drought Warning Video Gets National Attention

WeHo’s Latest Video Uses Fantasy to Warn of the Drought’s Reality

Thursday, October 22, 2015

It may be inspired by fantasy, but the City of West Hollywood’s latest public service video is meant to warn local residents of the very real threat of severe drought.

The video is titled “Winter is Coming! But the Drought is Far From Over.” Designed as a mock TV-series preview trailer, the video is based on the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The one-minute experience takes audiences on a dramatic journey — instead of traveling through the mythical land of Westeros, viewers travel on a storybook tour of what West Hollywood may look like when the water runs out. Its message is direct: “Drought is Here. Our Water May Soon Be Gone. Conserve.”

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Helpful Information for the Home Stretch

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

As the month of October draws to a close, many of you are finishing up your BMP reporting forms, or have already submitted them to the Council. If you have not completed your reporting and have a question, be sure to email the Council at for one stop help. No matter where you are in the process; however, this blog has some key information that may be of help to you as we finish up this reporting cycle.