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After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years.(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Rain Could Spell Trouble For Calif. Water Conservation

After California’s driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state’s first heavy downpours in years.

12/16/2014

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Sierra Ski Resorts Rejoice As Nearly 2 Feet Of Snow Fall During Storm

Boreal didn’t even bother opening on Thursday as the winds were too powerful. But once the storm finally slowed, people were in a hurry to get up there.

12/12/2014

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Ahead Of Strong Storm, Folsom Lake Levels Higher Than Last Year

Hydrologists are eagerly awaiting this Thursday’s storm to see how much water runoff can be saved during the drought, and some are already making plans for that water.

12/10/2014

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Colorado Shielding Water With Uncertain Future In Drought-Stricken States

Colorado wants to ensure its farms, wildlife and rapidly growing cities have enough water in the decades to come. It’s pledging to provide downstream states every gallon they’re legally entitled to, but not a drop more.

12/09/2014

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Feds: Calif. Drought Caused By Natural Conditions, Not Man-Made Global Warming

A new federal report says you can’t blame man-made global warming for the devastating California drought.

12/08/2014

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Flash Flooding Strands Drivers In Southern California

Heavy downpours triggered flash floods that temporarily stranded more than three dozen people in their cars in inland Riverside County.

12/04/2014

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Chain Of Rain Dumps Massive Amounts Of Water In Sacramento, Up Interstate 80

A Granite Bay home CBS13 came upon had flooded after a nearby pond overflowed and expanded into the neighborhood. Fire crews worked into the night with pumps trying to clear the water from the front of the home.

12/03/2014

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Water Conservation Fatigue Setting In As California Use Not Falling Enough In Drought

The California Water Resources Board says residents aren’t making the effort to conserve for the second straight month. In October, residents cut water use by just seven percent, compared to a 12 percent reduction in August.

12/02/2014

LAKEHEAD, CA - AUGUST 31:  Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove August 31, 2014 in Lakehead, California.  As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Shasta Lake is currently near 30 percent of its total capacity, the lowest it has been since 1977.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report: California’s Drought Threatening Groundwater After State Slow To Manage Supply

Gov. Jerry Brown this year initiated new laws to start managing underground water in California, the last Western state to take such steps. But the plans could take years to be developed, officials said.

12/02/2014

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California Losing Ground On Water-Saving Goal

Californians are losing ground in a state goal to cut water use by 20 percent in the drought.

12/02/2014

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City Of Sacramento To Speed Up Water Meter Installations

Sacramento will speed up the city-wide installation of water meters at homes and businesses — hoping to beat a state-mandated 2025 deadline by five years.

12/01/2014

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Tahoe Ski Resort Owners Welcome Fresh Powder, Keep Hopes Alive For White Winter

“Were expecting Mother Nature to cooperate,” she said. “We’d really like to have that, but we have a state-of-the-art snowmaking system and to get us open today it took a huge effort.”

11/21/2014

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