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$1B Water Spending Bill Heads To Governor

A $1 billion water spending plan for drought-stricken California is heading to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Truck Shears Off Fire Hydrant In South Sacramento

Crews in south Sacramento are dealt with a wet mess after a truck hit a fire hydrant, sending water shooting into the air

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Farmers May Sell Water Meant For Growing Crops During California’s Drought

Canals are currently dry, but Central Valley farmers will start pumping in water soon. But not everyone will need it, as some annual crops can survive a year without water. Others, including almond orchards and vineyards can’t.


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Will California Run Out Of Water?

Will California eventually run out of water? Meteorologist Laura Skirde has the answer from the CBS13 Drought Desk.


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California Water Officials Poised To Strengthen Water Restrictions Amid Drought

State water officials are poised to pass some tough water restrictions on Tuesday, including three major regulations likely to hit California residents.


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Water Conservation Slips During January

A new report shows water conservation slipped during an unusually dry January in California. The State Water Resources Control Board reported Tuesday that urban water use declined 9 percent in January compared to the same month in 2013.


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Today’s Sierra Snowpack Survey ‘Pretty Grim’

The California Department of Water Resources says it carried out the winter’s third survey of the Sierra Nevada’s snowpack and things looked “pretty grim”.


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Sacramento To Speed Up Installation Of Water Meters

Sacramento officials want to shave four years off a project to install water meters in every home and business in the city.


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Water Agencies Considering Fine Hikes For Bay Area Water Stealers

Northern California water districts are looking to hike fines for meter cheaters and other people who steal water as the state enters its fourth year of drought.


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California Drought Cutbacks May Include Water At Restaurants

California residents may have to ask for water at restaurants and for fresh towels and sheets at hotels as the drought drags on.


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Calif. Water Officials Eyeing New Water Limits On Restaurants And Hotels

As the California drought drags on, water officials are considering expanding mandatory outdoor water restrictions on homeowners and adding new limits on restaurants, hotels and decorative fountains.


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Folsom Lake Levels Nearly Double What They Were In 2014

Folsom Lake has nearly double the water it had at the same time last year, and people are already out enjoying it. But things could quickly change. What could this mean for recreation on the lake this summer?