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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.


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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.



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.


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Man Faces Jail Time Or $4,000 Fine For Not Watering Lawn

Fernand Bogman says he’s being a responsible citizen by not watering the grass at his San Bernardino County home during California’s drought.


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Sacramento Preparing For Worse Drought Conditions By Fixing Intake Facility Pumps

Sacramento is now making use of its slice of $200 million dollars set aside earlier this year by Gov. Jerry Brown for statewide drought projects.


Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

State Water Officials Propose $500 Billion In Future Water-Related Projects

California’s top water officials are calling for up to $500 billion in additional spending on water projects in coming decades.


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California Farmers Challenge Emergency Drought Cutbacks

Farmers in California’s Central Valley are going to court to challenge the division of water during the state’s ongoing drought.


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Forecasters: Winter Rain Will Not Be Enough To End Drought

Parts of California could receive above-average rain and snow this winter but not enough to end the ongoing drought, federal forecasters said Thursday.


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Coalition Calls For Nestlé’s Sacramento Water-Bottling Plant To Close

Environmentalists are taking a stand against Nestle’s Sacramento water-bottling plant, saying it’s time for the plant to close to protect the local groundwater supply.


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California Water Use Drops 11.5 Percent In August

State officials on Tuesday reported the largest monthly decline in water use this year as the severity of California’s drought hits home, with community wells running dry, farm fields turning to dust and once massive reservoirs becoming vast mudflats.


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Experts: Thinning Forests Could Help Increase Ground Water Supply

Officials with the U.S. Forest Service say there are too many trees in the Sierra, creating a major fire hazard and sucking up much-needed water



Water Chillers Being Installed At Nimbus Hatchery To Help Preserve Salmon Population

California’s young fish are getting a little relief from the state’s heat: giant water coolers.