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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
La Mesa Spring Valley School District, the subject of a channel 7 news story on February 28th, is collecting water samples to determine if the plumbing or water fixtures in their schools expose students to lead. The school district’s decision to provide bottled water...read more
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