California Drought

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Experts: Expect California Water Bills To Escalate Despite Reduced Water Use

If you’re a California resident, you may soon start receiving bigger water bills, even if you do your part in reducing your water usage.

04/14/2015

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Experts Say You Can Make Your Garden Drought-Friendly And Keep Its Grandeur

As new water restrictions are set to begin Wednesday, landscape designers offered practical solutions and water-saving tips that can be incorporated into gardening.

04/14/2015

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No Water Woes For Costa Mesa? City Is Self-Sufficient When It Comes To Its Supply

Despite California’s escalating drought, one local city isn’t having to rely on outside sources for its water supply.

04/10/2015

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Los Angeles, San Diego Mayors Take Stage In Drought Fight

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced this week that his city would be deploying water cops and offering money to rip up lawns in an effort to save water during an escalating drought.

04/10/2015

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Water Board Report: Small OC Town Using More Water Per Day Than Beverly Hills

As the state, ever drought-weary, continues to crack down on water-abusing communities, a neighborhood in Orange County has been exposed as having used more water per person and per home than any other community in either Los Angeles or Orange counties.

04/08/2015

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Repeat Offenders Of Arcadia’s New Water Restrictions May Face Hefty Fines

Arcadia has introduced new water restrictions amid California’s ongoing drought and plans to have those restrictions take effect mid-May.

04/08/2015

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California Water Authorities To Use New Tool In Fight Against Water Wasters

Water authorities are using a new tool in a major effort to crack down on people and businesses wasting water, in light of new water restrictions issued by Governor Jerry Brown to fight the drought.

04/06/2015

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks to reporters at the site of a manual snow survey on April 1, 2015 in Phillips, California. The recorded level is zero, the lowest in recorded history for California. Gov. Brown went on to announce mandatory statewide water restrictions. credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Defends Drought Order That Doesn’t Limit Farmers

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended his order requiring Californians statewide to cut back on their water use in a historic mandate that spares those who consume the most — farmers.

04/05/2015

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Residents Take Drastic Measures To Conserve Water Amid State’s Ongoing Drought

From drought-resistant landscaping to hiring scuba divers to repair pools, Southern Californians are going to great lengths to conserve water amid the state’s ongoing drought.

04/02/2015

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California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’

Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory statewide water restrictions, announced Wednesday amidst escalated effects of the state’s historic drought, mean big changes for the residents of California.

04/01/2015

In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in a long exposure a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory onboard launches from Space Launch Complex 2, January 31, 2015 in Vandenberg, California. SMAP is NASA's first Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. SMAP will provide high resolution global measurements of soil moisture from space. The data will be used to enhance scientists' understanding of the processes that link Earth's water, energy, and carbon cycles. (credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA’s SMAP Observatory To Improve Drought Prediction, Planning For Natural Disasters

Minutes before the sun dawned on the coast of central California on Saturday, NASA looked to the skies, and launched a critical part of its Earth Sciences mission into Low-Earth Orbit.

02/01/2015

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California Remains In Severe Drought, Despite Soggy Week

More than 99 percent of California remains in moderate or worse drought despite rains received through the end of November, national drought experts said Thursday.

12/04/2014

Governor Brown signs water bond legislation. (credit: Kelly Huston/ Office of the Governor)

Californians To Vote On $7.5B Water Plan In November

Driven to action by the state’s historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November.

08/14/2014

The Los Angeles Aqueduct carries water from the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains, which carry less snow than normal, to major urban areas of Southern California.

AP: California Can’t Say If It’s Meeting Drought Goal

Six months after Brown declared a water emergency, few state agencies know whether their conservation efforts are meeting the mark. They are not required to compare water consumption this year to last, and few have, The Associated Press found.

07/26/2014

Tracks lead across a fallow field under which a crude oil pipeline passes near an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, California. Critics of fracking in California cite concerns over water usage and possible chemical pollution of ground water sources as California farmers are forced to leave unprecedented expanses of fields fallow in one of the worst droughts in California history. Concerns also include the possibility of earthquakes triggered by the fracking process which injects water, sand and various chemicals under high pressure into the ground to break the rock to release oil and gas for extraction though a well. The 800-mile-long San Andreas Fault runs north and south on the western side of the Monterey Formation in the Central Valley and is thought to be the most dangerous fault in the nation. Proponents of the fracking boom saying that the expansion of petroleum extraction is good for the economy and security by developing more domestic energy sources and increasing gas and oil exports. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Rain Hitting California To Be Stored For Drought Relief

Authorities say they are capturing rain falling in the storm lashing California to be used later in what’s expected to be a very dry year.

04/01/2014

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