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CV Water Counts 2017: How the Drought Changed California and Our Valley
CV Water Counts 2017: How the Drought Changed California and Our Valley

State and Local Experts to Talk Drought and Its Impact on Our Valley at Upcoming Forum On Tuesday, March 28, CV Water Counts, in conjunction with UCR-Palm Desert and CVEP, will host Water Counts 2017: How the Drought Changed California and Our Valley. The program will feature individual expert updates followed by a panel discussion

7 ways to save water around the kitchen

There are a number of ways to save water around the kitchen. Small adjustments can have a big impact.

7 Water Saving Tips for Thanksgiving
7 Water Saving Tips for Thanksgiving

  Saving water is important every day, and for those who want to go the extra mile to save water this Thanksgiving – we have some tips for you.

A simple way to check your toilet for leaks
A simple way to check your toilet for leaks

  Sometimes, it’s easy to tell if your toilet is leaking, when you hear the sound of water running or trickling. But, some leaks are not as easily discovered. As water leaks account for about 12% of water use in the average home, it’s best to occasionally check your toilets to see if they are leaking. Here is an easy way to do it.

5 Easy Ways to Conserve Water
5 Easy Ways to Conserve Water

California is in its fifth year of drought and you want to do your part to help conserve water. That’s great! But how? Well, there are some pretty simple things you can do that will go a long way to help conserve this precious resource.

Video: CV Water Counts was Featured on KMIR

CV Water Counts was featured on KMIR’s coverage of Desert Garden Community Day.

Join us at Desert Garden Day

Please join us for the CV Water Counts Session, as part of Desert Garden Community Day at UCR Palm Desert on Saturday, October 15 at 9 am.

California drought: Summer water-savings in the desert

People in the Coachella Valley continued to save substantial amounts of water in July, even after California regulators relaxed drought measures and gave water districts a reprieve from state-imposed conservation targets. Customers of the Coachella Valley Water District, the area’s biggest water supplier, used 28.6 percent less in July as compared to the same month

Get to know your Coachella Valley soils

I have always loved soils, not the civilized brown loam of agricultural bottomlands but the problem children of this science. I want to know what makes it so I can better learn how and why plants adapted to them as they did. In the desert, the soils are brutal, generally lacking in organic matter, which