Helix Helps Lemon Grove

This past Saturday, April 22, 2017, Helix Water District joined the City of Lemon Grove at their Earth Day Community Clean-up Event. Under the “Helix Helps” program, over 25 Helix employees, families and friends volunteered their Saturday morning to support one of the...

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High school photo contest winners honored

Helix Water District announced the winners of its annual high school photo contest today at a regular meeting of the agency’s board of directors. Thirteen students and their work were honored with first, second and third places in color and black & white...

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Replenishing California’s Groundwater

Don Cameron, general manager of Terranova Ranch in the San Joaquin Valley, is flooding 700 acres of olive groves, baby pistachio trees, alfalfa and wine grapes with water from the Kings River. “We have a great reservoir under our feet,” he says. “Why not use it?” Read...

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How Drought Changes California

Photo: Yosemite National Park on April 5, 2017 (National Park Service) Jay Lund, Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at University of California, Davis, said of the recently ended drought, “We lost a third of our water supply and the impact to the...

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Governor Brown lifts the drought emergency

Photo: Associated Press PRESS RELEASE FROM GOVERNOR’S OFFICE: SACRAMENTO – Following unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today ended the drought state of emergency in most of California, while maintaining...

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Sierra snowpack 5 inches from record

If just five more inches of precipitation falls in the Northern Sierra before September 30, then 2017 would become the wettest year on record in California. What are the chances? Pretty good, actually. A new storm is forecast to drop two to six inches of rain and snow...

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Safety is our highest priority

Last week, Helix’s confined space rescue team held their quarterly safety training in Lakeside in conjunction with Heartland Fire’s Rescue Engine 12 crew from La Mesa. Confined spaces are areas large enough for employees to enter and perform work, are not intended for...

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Moving water ahead of expected storms

The San Diego County Water Authority announced Tuesday that it transferred water out of Lake Hodges for the first time to create room to capture rain and runoff from storms expected to move into the region this week. The Water Authority’s Emergency Storage Project...

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Stanford scientist: heavy rains part of climate change

What if the heavy rains and flooding that impacted California this winter weren’t a surprise at all? Noel Diffenbaugh, a professor of earth system science at Stanford University’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, says the weather we experienced in...

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Regulation vs. Cooperation

Photo: The Toulumne River flooding its banks in February. Farmers, cities, water districts and environmental advocacy groups throughout California are waiting for Governor Brown and the State Water Resources Control Board to announce the end of the drought and the...

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Enter the Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest

Do you love the great outdoors? Do you have a digital SLR or cellphone camera?  If so, come out and compete in this year’s Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest. Shooting window is from March to the end of May and contest participants can get a free day pass to explore...

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