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Santa Clarita Valley’s Water Supply Hit Hard By Mega-Drought

Santa Clarita Valley water officials said they’ve had to shut down some of the wells that supply water for home and businesses because they’re drying up.

09/07/2014

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DWP To Explore Pricing Tiers Based On Residents’ Water Usage

Would adding a more complex pricing structure at the DWP encourage customers to cut back on their water usage?

09/02/2014

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Calif. On Verge Of Regulating Groundwater Supply For 1st Time

The state Assembly on Friday voted 44-27 to send the bill, AB1739, to Gov. Jerry Brown, whose administration has been shaping the rules. Two companion bills were sent to the Senate and were expected to win approval later in the day.

08/29/2014

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Drought Causing Sticky Situation For Calif. Beekeepers

California’s drought crisis is proving quite a sting to beekeepers.

08/21/2014

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DWP Boosts Staffing To Educate LA Water Wasters

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is stepping up enforcement efforts to promote water conservation during the statewide drought.

08/19/2014

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More Southern Californians Giving Up Water-Guzzling Lawns For Rebates

An increasing number of Southern Californians are willing to give up their grass to help conserve water – and to take advantage of a doubled lawn removal rebate.

08/18/2014

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California Cemeteries Work To Cope With Drought

With their large lawns, cemeteries are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California’s drought.

08/16/2014

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Cleanup Of Polluted Wells Could Be Key To Water Recycling

A Southland lawmaker and utility officials held a “water summit” Friday to encourage voters to approve a $7.5 billion bond measure on the ballot in November.

08/15/2014

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‘Fracking’ Opponents Renew Calls For Moratorium Amid Drought

Southland activists and California climate and water experts Wednesday called for officials to impose a moratorium on a controversial natural gas extraction method due to the statewide drought.

08/13/2014

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Long Beach Cuts Water Use To Lowest Level In Over Half A Century

As much of the Southland struggles to curb water waste amid a statewide drought, Long Beach is set to make history for some of its lowest water usage in nearly 60 years.

08/12/2014

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What Drought? Petition Blasts Proposed 1,000-Foot Water Slide In Downtown LA

Opponents of a proposed water slide event are calling on city officials to reconsider their plans in the face of the ongoing statewide drought.

08/11/2014

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OC Officials Turn To Mosquito-Eating Fish To Stem West Nile Threat

As the Southland struggles under drought conditions, officials Thursday gave the public yet another reason not to let water run into the gutter: West Nile Virus.

08/07/2014

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Arcadia City Council To Vote On Tightening Water Restrictions

KCAL9’s Adrianna weingold reports the city council plans to vote on a measure Tuesday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/05/2014

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‘Lawn Dude’ Billboards Aimed At Promoting Water-Conservation Efforts

Southern California water officials have a new spokesperson to promote water-conservation efforts – and he’s got an attitude.

08/01/2014

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State Water Restrictions, Fines Go Into Effect

New water regulations went into effect Friday, implementing fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2014

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