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California’s State Parks system must be overhauled and modernized, says a new report from the independent Parks Forward Commission. For example, Parks should partner with an outside non-profit organization to raise money and coordinate volunteers.
The California Department of Water Resources says the state’s snowpack is “dismally meager.” A lack of snow in the Sierra is keeping rivers low and drying up some reservoirs.
The City of Roseville is yanking grass and replacing it with drought-resistant landscaping to conserve water. Roseville also offers homeowners a 'Cash For Grass' rebate program.
California and federal wildlife agencies say the entire winter-run of naturally-spawning Chinook salmon may have collapsed in 2014. The agencies will begin releasing triple the number of hatchery-raised juveniles next week.
The City of Sacramento says water customers in 2014 "cut water use to the lowest level per person per day in 100 years."