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The bottom of Folsom Lake, pictured here in January 2014, was drastically low after four years of drought. The 2016 El Nino has helped Folsom Lake begin recovering, along with other lakes and waterways in California. (File Photo)

Opinion: El Nino won’t solve the drought

Robert Hansen March 11, 2016

This past winter, El Nino provided California with much needed rain that filled its lakes and sent snow to stockpile in the Sierra Nevada mountains. But just because California is seeing rainfall,...

Over-testing of one of the two wells on the American River College campus left the field for the ARC women soccer teams game against Yuba college on  Sept. 11 soaked with water. Testing is required as a part of  building the new well. (Photo by Matthew Wilke)

Required well testing soaks athletic fields despite drought

Matthew Peirson September 28, 2015

Required testing for replacing one of American River College’s two water wells left parts of the athletic fields soaked, even during one of the matches for the ARC women’s soccer team on Sept. 11 despite...

Hydro Resources, a water-drilling company out of Reno, Nevada, began drilling early this semester as ARC moves to replace one of its two existing wells. The well being replaced includes amounts of sand, which clogs filters and creates a need for water equipment repairs,” said ARC public information officer Scott Crow. (Photo by Kameron Schmid)

ARC drills for a replacement water well through the fall semester

Iris Page, Kameron Schmid, Kameron Schmid, and Iris Page September 1, 2015

By Kameron Schmid and Iris Page A three-phase project to replace one of American River College’s two water wells is underway, and is expected to take no longer than the fall semester, according to...

ARC to cut back on water use in response to the drought

ARC to cut back on water use in response to the drought

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini April 29, 2015

Students returning to American River College for the fall semester may notice grass that has turned brown and sidewalks that are dusty. All that is part of the Los Rios Community College District’s...

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