California Drought

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California Launches Website Where People Can Snitch On Water Wasters

California has multiple restrictions on water use, including banning washing cars with hoses that don’t shut off and restricting lawn-watering within two days of rainfall. But enforcement varies widely across the parched state.

07/31/2015

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Fountain Valley Earns Top Water Conservation Spot In Orange County

While California residents continue the struggle of trying to conserve water through the drought, one local community raised the bar for water management.

07/22/2015

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Experts Say Predicted El Nino System May Do More Harm To California Than Good

While the predicted El Niño system, expected to arrive this Winter, may bring with it plenty of much-needed rain, some experts believe it may do more harm to the drought-ridden region than good.

07/20/2015

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List Of Shower Shutdowns At California State Beaches

The state of California has released a list of public beaches that will have showers turned off in an effort to save water.

07/15/2015

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Public Showers At California State Beaches To Shut Down In Effort To Save Water

The state of California has ordered that public showers at state beaches be shut down in an attempt to save water.

07/12/2015

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Satellite Images Show Why This Year’s Predicted El Niño Could Be One Of Strongest In Years

There is growing evidence that California could soon see one of the strongest El Niño events ever this winter – one that could put a dent in the state’s historic drought.

07/09/2015

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L.A. County Looks For Ways To Fund Catalina Desalination Plant

Los Angeles County supervisors have agreed to look at ways of helping build a desalination plant for water-strapped Santa Catalina Island.

06/30/2015

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Dodger Stadium Battles Drought With Cutting-Edge ‘Skywell’ De-Humidifier

As local residents and businesses continue to feel the pressure to use less water, all they have to do is look to the oldest Major League Baseball stadium on the west coast, who is hitting out out of the park for water conservation.

06/10/2015

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Scientist Says ‘June Gloom’ Disappearing As Weather Ripple Effect Escalates Drought

Scientists say a ripple effect is making California’s drought even worse, as the state’s annual “June Gloom” cloud cover has been disappearing over recent years.

06/08/2015

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Mandatory Water Restrictions Made Official Monday As State Raises Drought Emergency Level

Monday marked a point in California’s drought saga in which talk progressed into action.

New mandatory water restrictions became official Monday, following months of discussion and debate, as the state continues to battle the historic drought.

06/01/2015

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Severe Cutbacks On Water Use ‘A Necessary Evil’ Says Nonprofit That Oversees Cemetery In Rosemead

Cemeteries across the state are dealing with fallout from the drought and some graveyards have had to let the grass and plants die.

05/29/2015

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Local Agency Goes On Patrol In Search Of Water Wasters Amid California Drought

A local agency is keeping a close eye on water wasters with California’s drought reaching critical levels.

05/21/2015

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Owner Says Historic Drought Is ‘Painful’ For Sod Farm In Business 35 Years

The state’s historic drought has been good for businesses that sell drought-tolerant landscaping but not for other companies that depend on the water for their bottom-line.

05/06/2015

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Long Beach Residents Complain Of Foul Odor In Tap Water

Residents in Long Beach are complaining of a foul odor coming from their water.

05/05/2015

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Gov. Brown Proposes $10,000 Fine For Worst Water Wasters

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday called for $10,000 fines for residents and businesses that waste the most water as California cities try to meet mandatory conservation targets during the drought.

04/28/2015

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