Protective screening helps mosquito-proof rain barrels

Protective screening helps mosquito-proof rain barrels

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Special to Valley News SAN DIEGO – If you’ve got a rain barrel, this winter’s rains have been great. Your barrel is full, you’re conserving water, and you’re watering your garden naturally. And, you’re growing mosquitoes. Rain barrels are awesome, but if yours doesn’t have protective screening, […]

Are business owners adequately insured for damage caused by California’s recent heavy rains?

Jeremiah Welch and William Bennett Special to Valley News For the first time in four years many areas of California are no longer in a drought. This result comes from a season of unusually heavy rainfall and strong winds not usually seen in the dry state. December and January have been exceptionally wet months. This […]

California drought not over, farmer and water district partnerships urged during first Ag Water Summit

California drought not over, farmer and water district partnerships urged during first Ag Water Summit

“One rainy month will not make up for a six-year drought,” pointed out Larry Dick, Metropolitan Water District chairman of the Agriculture and Industry Relations Committee, at the first ever Agricultural Water Summit Feb. 3, sponsored by the Rancho California Water District. Dick was the summit’s guest speaker at the South Coast Winery in Temecula […]

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