The first step to a water efficient landscape — before you learn about sprinklers and soil and watering schedules — is to learn how beautiful it can be. Take a look at these 21 lawn-free yards and see what you think.
Read Sunset Magazine’s 21 Inspiring Lawn-Free Yards
Image: satellite image taken December 3, 2017 shows high pressure ridge over the western U.S.
The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge, a ridge of high pressure over the Western U.S., is back and is once again preventing winter storms from reaching California. Scientists studying the ridge recently announced three new findings:
- That the formation of the ridge coincides with warm water temperatures in the western Pacific Ocean
- That the ridge forms independently of El Nino and La Nina conditions
- That the ridge is responsible not just for warm, dry winters in the western U.S., but also the the cold, wet weather occurring simultaneously in the eastern U.S.
The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge remained in place throughout the winters of 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16, producing one of the most severe droughts on record in California.
Today’s post, from the Weather West blog, discusses these new findings:
New insights into the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge and North American Winter Dipole
Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with the California Environmental Water Quality Act, Helix Water District has completed an Initial Study of its Pipeline Project 4241, located in the unincorporated community of Spring Valley, California, within the East County region of San Diego County.
These documents are required to be posted to the Helix Water District website December 1 to December 31, 2017.
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration-Work Order 4241
Helix Water District Pipeline Project 4241-Draft Initial Study-Mitigated Negative Declaration-November 30, 2017