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More Mount Shasta Mudslides Possible As Rain, Drought Compound Risks

The situation could get worse with a wet storm system expected to hit Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Governor Brown Signs California’s First Groundwater Rules

California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.

09/16/2014

farming city

Sacramento Considering Allowing Urban Farming To Fight Blight, Promote Farm-To-Fork

Gardener Paul Trudeau isn’t harvesting vegetables on some remote farm down a dusty road off of Interstate 5, he’s doing it in the middle of Sacramento on his urban farm.

09/10/2014

The California Water Challenge

The Water Challenge

The California Water Challenge is a simulation of some tough choices Californians face in seeking to meet the increasing demands on its limit water supplies. The California Water Challenge lets you decide how to bring […]

09/10/2014

wasting water

Live Oak Viewer Concerned City Wasting Water In Empty Field

In the Live Oak neighborhood where people say their lawns and gardens are dying, homeowners were furious to see what was happening on the other side of the fence.

09/09/2014

nut farmers water

Concerns Grow Over California Nut Farmers’ Reliance On Groundwater Supply

Back in early August, CBS13 spoke to a University of the Pacific geologist who warned California’s tapped aquifer could cause the ground to sink and eventually collapse the aquifer forever.

09/09/2014

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California Water Use Drops 7.5 Percent In July During Third Year Of Drought

The State Water Resources Control Board reported Tuesday that water use fell in July compared with a year ago. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in January and called on Californians to cut water use by 20 percent.

09/09/2014

rice crop drought

California’s Drought Wipes Out Nearly One Quarter Of State’s $5 Billion Rice Crop

California is the sole source of sushi rice in America and it is one of the largest producers of rice as a whole. About 97 percent of that crop is grown in Sacramento alone. The industry provides about 25,000 jobs.

09/03/2014

thieves brass pipes

Stockton Thieves Targeting Backup Sprinkler Valves, Wasting Lots Of Water

Many private companies and homeowners have their own back flow regulators that vary in size. Thieves look at the above ground pipes as a potential opportunity for scrap metal.

09/01/2014

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Women Respond To Ice Bucket Challenge By Raising Money For California Town With Dry Wells

After being nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, employees at Angeion Consulting decided that instead of dumping water on their heads, they’d donate to help a town running dangerously low on water.

08/31/2014

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Study Finds Huge Amount Of Water Loss Across Western United States

About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States

08/21/2014

water worries

Proactive Officials Counter Resident’s Risk Of Running Out Of Drinking Water From Lake Amador

Lake Amador is less than half full. Earlier this year, neighbors were worried they would run out of water, but local leaders worked to make sure that wouldn’t happen.

08/20/2014

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