Bulletin on the recent rainstorm:
Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association and Lincoln Avenue Water Company asked Foothill MWD to prepare a statement on the recent storm event:
While we have experienced almost a full inch of rainfall in the last 48 hours, we still have a long way to go in replenishing our groundwater and surface water storage. Ultimately, little of that rainfall was captured locally as the majority of the water was conveyed to the ocean. We would need multiple above-average rainfall months to support groundwater levels not only in the Raymond Basin but across the entire state.
Also, major surface water reservoirs for Southern California such as Lake Mead and Diamond Valley Lake are still only about 40 percent full. Please continue to keep saving water and take advantage of the recent wet weather by turning off your sprinklers. Ceasing all outdoor irrigation after a rain event is the simplest action to take to conserve water!
The Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations was established in 2010 to provide a means for Altadena neighborhood associations and Neighborhood Watch groups to network and share ideas and best practices. ACONA meetings are held bimonthly at the Altadena Library. All are welcome to attend.
September 29, 2015, 7-8:30 p.m.
Altadena Library Community Room
Topic: Can we feed ourselves and our neighbors in Altadena during the drought? Yes!
Food Forward is marching with us, and experts are going to tell us what foods we can plant during the drought
Speaker: Emily Bell, San Gabriel Valley Branch Lead
Food Forward is Southern California's largest non-profit fruit gleaning organization. Food Forward has been rescuing fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste since 2009, donating 100% of harvested food to people in need. They have saved nearly 700,000 pounds of fresh produce from the landfill, donating it all to hunger relief agencies in the community.
Speaker: Rachel Surls, Ph.D., Sustainable Food Systems Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County
Rachel works with “Master Gardeners” teaching them about “drought plants,” working locally with the Altadena Community Garden.
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