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Water use drops 10% in July as California deals with drought -Associated Press

Californians stepped up their water conservation in July, using 10.4% less than two years ago as the state struggles with a years-long drought, state water officials said Wednesday. July marks the first full month that new conservation rules like a ban on watering decorative grass were in effect, which state water officials said helped make a difference.


Californians paid heed to text to save energy, averting blackouts – Los Angeles Times

A text message alert on Tuesday proved crucial in helping avoid rolling blackouts during one of the worst days of a grueling heat wave that has roasted the state for more than a week, taxing California’s power grid daily.


State Awards $5 Million Grant for Forest Health and Wildfire Resilience Near Petrolia and Salmon Creek – Lost Coast Outpost 

CAL FIRE has entered into a nearly $5 million grant agreement with the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District to enhance forest health and wildfire resilience across 1,022 acres of forest and grasslands in the Mattole and Salmon Creek watersheds by early 2026.This project is a collaboration between state and local agencies, non-profits, and private landowners.