Drought

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Water-Wasters In These Areas Could Face Triple The Fines

Water customers in some Southern California areas could pay triple fines if they don’t cut back enough during the drought.

05/23/2015

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Feds Providing $50M For Water-Saving Projects

The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in 12 drought-stricken Western states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday.

05/20/2015

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LA City Council Approves New Phase In Water Conservation Efforts

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday approved a new phase in the city’s effort to conserve water.

05/20/2015

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For California Salmon, Summer Of Truck Rides, Bucket Lifts

What do you do when you have 30 million young salmon ready for their big journeys downstream, but drought and development have dried your riverbeds to sauna rocks? In California this year, you give the fish a ride.

05/16/2015

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Vehicle Shears Hydrant In Lynwood

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called to MLK and Bullis around 7:20 p.m.

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Residents Urged To Turn Off Sprinklers For A Week After Pair Of Storms

Southern California may still be a little soggy, but officials said Friday it will take far more rain and conservation to end the state’s four-year drought.

05/15/2015

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Could Desalination Be The Solution To California’s Water Crisis? Israel Shows How New Technology Helped Beat Drought

As California’s drought crisis continues to get worse civil engineers have looked to some of the world’s driest regions for possible solutions.

05/14/2015

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Spring Storm Brings Thunder, Lightning To Southern California

A storm rolled into Southern California on Thursday, bringing spates of heavy rain, lightning, and thunder to the region by evening, and snow to the mountains.

05/14/2015

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Beat The Drought: How To Use Water From Your Washer For Your Lawn

Reusing waste water is one way the agency hopes people will help comply with California’s new and strict drought policies.

05/13/2015

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Caltrans Now Says Sprinklers Caught On Video Watering Hillside In The Rain Aren’t Theirs

Days after cellphone video surfaced showing sprinklers watering a hillside along a busy thoroughfare in the rain, new developments have emerged.

05/11/2015

How green is my valley? Some celebrities may not have gotten the memo that LA is experiencing a serious drought. (credit: CBS)

California Is In A Major Drought So Why Are Some Celebrity Lawns So Green?

Penalties are as high as $500 but this is, to most celebrities, pocket change.

05/10/2015

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Bottled-Water Business In California Grows Despite Drought

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday that the Crystal Geyser Water Co. is opening the latest of more than 100 water-bottling operations by various companies in the state.

05/10/2015

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Cellphone Video Captures Sprinklers Watering Freeway Hillsides In The Rain

Cellphone video taken Friday captured images of sprinklers going full blast along a freeway while a light rain fell and after a night of showers.

05/08/2015

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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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California Regulators Approve Unprecedented Water Cutbacks

California water regulators have adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought.

05/05/2015

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