California Drought

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New Feinstein Drought Relief Bill Focuses On Recycling, Desalination

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has come out with a new drought relief bill that emphasizes long-term investments in desalination, recycling and new or expanded reservoirs.

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Big Cities Say They’re Meeting Gov. Brown’s Water Savings Goal

California’s largest cities say they’re meeting mandatory water conservation targets ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Drought Turns Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Into Tug-Of-War Between Water Interests

Nothing about California’s water system is easy, but this is one of the most complicated parts where solutions are urgently needed, but answers are hard to come by.

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Is Southern California Sucking Northern Water Supply Dry During Drought?

If you think the aqueduct is sending water from Northern California to Southern California, you may be in for a surprise

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California Drought Could Wipe Cities Off Map If Their Water Runs Out

Before visiting Tulare County, a place where wells have gone dry and some people are living in third-world conditions, we went to a place deep in the Mojave Desert that offers a dire warning of what can happen when the water runs out.

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District Manager: California Drought Curtailments Meant Wasting 100 Million Gallons Of Water

McCloud Community Services District General Manager Wayne Grigsby claims 100 million gallons of water went to waste, and it’s all the State Water Resources Control Board’s fault.

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California Water Rights System Is A Century-Old Knot That Will Be Difficult To Untangle

The most ancient of California’s water rights are locked away in a dusty old safe. Some of the documents date back more than a century.

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California City: How A Developer’s Failed Dream Became The State’s Biggest Water Waster

A glance on Google Earth shows it’s a 200-square mile community of just 14,000 people. By land area, it’s the third-largest city in the state. But it’s miles of empty land.

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California Drought Renews Focus On Capturing, Recycling Stormwater

The first stop was the largest nursery in Southern California, Altman Plants, but it wasn’t for the plants. It was to see how one of the Los Angeles-area’s biggest water users was able to cut water use in half.

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California Drought Provides Fertile Ground For Silicon Valley Water Innovation

California’s drought is a lucrative business opportunity in Silicon Valley, as a flood of high-tech startups are finding new ways to save water.

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Lowell Fire Prompts Evacuations In Nevada County

As thick white smoke billows over Nevada County, an intense firefight continues in this steep terrain.


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Reservoir Flyover Shows Continued Effects Of California’s Drought

A new video posted Wednesday highlights the state’s continued state of drought.