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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.”

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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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Lack Of Water Taking California Farmers Into Uncharted Territory

For months farmers have only been able to guess how the drought would affect them, but this year’s planting season brings bad news. Not only are the crops hit hard, other businesses are feeling the pain.

05/01/2014

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Sacramento Couple Charged More For Using Less Water In Drought

Instead of it lowering with their water usage, a new $12.30 fee appeared, labeled as an adjustment to meet the minimum charge.

04/19/2014

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Spike In Bat Deaths, Injuries May Be Tied To California Drought

Corky Quirk, known in our area as the Bat Lady, is the founder of Northern California Bats. She rescues, rehabilitates and releases the flying mammals.

04/07/2014

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Sierra Snowpack At 29 Percent Of Normal

Results from the latest snow survey in the Sierra are in, and as expected, they are lower than average.

04/01/2014

File of state surveyors measuring snow depth in the Sierra. (Credit: CBS13)

Sierra Snow Being Measured Today; Expectations Remain Low

State surveyors will travel up the High Sierra on Tuesday to take their monthly measurements of the snowpack, learning if recent storms brought any relief to California’s drought.

04/01/2014

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