Sunday, November 16, 2014

Drought relief grant to farmers, Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay Review/Julia Reis, 11/13/14.  "South Coast gets nearly $4 million in drought relief. Resource Conservation District awarded grant from state."

Pumpkins are popular this time of year
The land
....  "The funds came from the California Department of Water Resources, which was directed to give $200 million in Integrated Regional Water Management money to support projects that alleviate the drought and improve drought preparedness. The money allocated to the South Coast makes up roughly 13 percent of the pool awarded to the Bay Area.

....  The San Mateo County RCD will work with Trout Unlimited, American Rivers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the county to focus on several facets of drought relief. This will include improving farmers’ storage facilities and water pumping mechanisms, developing an
emergency plan of action in the event that communities run out of water, and establishing a program to help residents fix leaky and broken pipes. It’s estimated these efforts will result in 51 million gallons of water saved and 6.55 million gallons in additional water storage."  Read article.

Note Half Moon Bay photographs - Branscomb Farm from ProEquest,  produce stand from Explorer/HMB, pumpkin farm map.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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