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Farmers To Get More Water As Officials Ease Drought-Related Cutbacks

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

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Water Deliveries To Farms, Thirsty Cities Remain At 0 Pending Further Study

Water managers are determining if recent storms helped California’s dwindling water supplies enough to warrant increases in water deliveries to farms and thirsty cities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

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Calif. Lawmakers OK Bill To Protect Homeowners From HOAs During Drought

A Southern California lawmaker wants to protect homeowners who cut back on watering during the statewide drought against retaliation from homeowner associations (HOAs).

04/04/2014

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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Revolutionary Farming Method May Be Solution To Drought’s Impact On Calif. Agriculture

As California remains in the midst of a tremendous drought, an Orange County farmer believes he may have discovered the farming method of the future after his crops began thriving while using much less water than usual.

03/25/2014

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California Hosts Congressional Drought Hearing

Farmers holding signs protesting dramatic cuts to their irrigation supplies packed Fresno City Hall for a congressional hearing Wednesday, delving into the politics of California’s drought crisis striking the state’s agricultural heartland.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/19/2014

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California Water Officials Express Meager Hope

Officials say February’s rain storms pleasantly boosted the state’s water supply, but California remains in the throes of a drought.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/18/2014

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Santa Monica, Other Cities Seek Water Independence

Since 2010, Santa Monica has doled out 385 rebates to homeowners who direct rainwater back into their gardens as part of a broader effort to become water independent that also includes cleaning up contaminated groundwater and recycling water.

03/16/2014

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Southland Storms Didn’t Do Much To Overcome State Drought

Last weekend’s storm in the Southland was just a drop in the bucket when it comes to overcoming the state drought.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/06/2014

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El Niño Could End Drought Conditions In California

It may happen later than Californians want, but a major climate system known as El Niño could have a big impact on the state’s drought.

03/06/2014

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Task Force: California Storms Didn’t End Drought

Two recent storms that washed over bone-dry California delivered welcome rain and snow, but officials from the state’s Drought Task Force said Tuesday that much more is needed to alleviate the crisis.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/04/2014

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LACDPW Seeks Grants For Water Conservation Projects In Drought Stricken SoCal

KCAL9′s Dave Bryan reports local officials are now working on water conservation and recycling projects they hope will receive state funding.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/03/2014

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Downtown LA Rainfall Totals Now 50 Percent Of Normal

The recent stormy weather has made a dent in the rainfall deficit in Los Angeles after months of drought.

03/03/2014

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Calif. Assemblyman Hopes To Make Recycled Water Available For Use In Homes, Businesses

A California assemblyman hopes to make recycled water available for use in homes and businesses.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/27/2014

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Long Beach Declares ‘Imminent’ Water Supply Shortage

Residents in the city of Long Beach are facing tighter water use restrictions after officials voted unanimously Thursday to declare an “imminent” water supply shortage.

02/27/2014

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