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Opinion: El Nino won’t solve the drought

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)

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, it doesn’t mean the drought is over -- and it certainly doesn’t mean that the threat of climate change...

Required well testing soaks athletic fields despite drought

Over-testing of one of the two wells on the American River College campus left the field for the ARC women soccer team's 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)

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 the recent heatwave. The temperature in Sacramento reached a high of 101 degrees that day...

ARC drills for a replacement water well through the fall semester

Hydro Resources, a water-drilling company out of Reno, Nevada, began drilling early this semester as ARC moves to replace one of it's two existing wells. The well being replaced

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 multiple sources at ARC. Establishing the well will involve two separate companies and was deemed n...

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 efforts to save water following Governor Jerry Brown’s April 1 executive order that curbs water...

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