Startling Images of the Effects of California’s Drought

August 29, 2014 | General RCAP News

When 63 trillion gallons of water is lost, the effect on lakes, reservoirs, and rivers is dramatic. See the photos and get the story from the Washington Post here. 

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California’s Extreme Drought Leaves Poor Without Water

August 28, 2014 | Rural

Brett Walton reports for Circle of Blue from Monson, California,"Just as summer in the San Joaquin Valley was reaching a full boil in June, the Colunga family lost its water and its connection to the modern world.Like a reliable workhorse…

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The Road to Recovery Requires Investment in Infrastructure

August 22, 2014 | General RCAP News

In an August 21, 2014 Washington Post op-ed, Felix G. Rohatyn and Peter C. Goldmark Jr call for an investment in public infrastructure as a means for economic growth.They write,"So what is the logical big driver for the next round…

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EPA hosts Webinar on August 21: Reviewing Recent Amendments to the CWSRF Program

August 20, 2014 | General RCAP News

On August 21 from 2-4 p.m. EDT, EPA will host a webinar to inform state and local associations and environmental groups about the recent amendments to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). On June 10, President Obama signed into…

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Mother Jones reports ‘Bottled Water Comes From the Most Drought-Ridden Places in the Country’

August 11, 2014 | General RCAP News

You might be contributing to the drought in California and not even know it.  In an August 11, 2014 article on, Julia Lurie examines the companies bottling water in the west and their impact on the drought..For the whole…

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USDA Grants to Create Jobs and Strengthen Small Rural Businesses

August 5, 2014 | General RCAP News

Last week the USDA announced grants totalling $300,000 to 10 microenterprises in an effort to support job growth and business development in rural communities.  To learn more, see the press release below. USDA Announces Grants to Community Partners to Create…

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