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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.

10/16/2014

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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.

10/16/2014

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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.

10/07/2014

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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

10/04/2014

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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.

10/03/2014

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)

California Ends One Of Driest-Ever ‘Water Years’ On Record

California officials are urging residents and businesses to conserve water as the state ends one of the driest-ever “water years.”

09/30/2014

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Thousands Of Gallons Wasted After Semi Truck Hits Hydrant In Rocklin

A Rocklin intersection was flooded by as much as 120,000 gallons of water after a nearby hydrant was sheared off by a semi truck.

08/12/2014

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5 Fun Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Water Park For Kids

Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.

08/11/2014

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Adding Sprinkler Systems: What You Need To Know

Installing the right sprinkler system can save time and money, as well as conserve energy and water output. It can also increase the lushness and health of your lawn. Ready to get started?

07/09/2014

List of rural water systems with less than 2 months supply falls from 17 to 3. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Getting Answers: How Is Water Bought And Sold In California?

Throughout California’s desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

07/01/2014

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Pres. Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill

Capping a rare instance of congressional compromise, President Barack Obama signed a $12.3 billion water projects bill Tuesday, financing improvements ranging from a harbor expansion in Boston to flood control in Iowa and North Dakota.

06/10/2014

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Bill Allowing Up To $760 Million In Federal Spending On Area Levees Passes House

The House passed the closest thing so far this year to an infrastructure bill — a $12 billion-plus bipartisan measure authorizing 34 water projects, ranging from flood protection in California and North Dakota to deepening the Port of Savannah and widening a Texas-Louisiana waterway that services the oil industry.

05/20/2014

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