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Record Water Savings Shows Big Cuts To California Supplies Feasible

Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.

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Areas That Conserved Most, Least During California Drought

California’s drought-stricken cities posted record water savings in May, ahead of mandatory conservation targets that took effect in June.

07/01/2015

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California Cities Cut Water Use 29 Percent, Biggest Savings Yet In Drought

California cities hit record conservation during the drought after cutting water use 29 percent in May, according to data released by a state agency Wednesday.

07/01/2015

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In The Garden With Nick Federoff: How To Avoid Over-Watering Your Plants

Gardening guru Nick Federoff appeared on KCAL9 News Saturday morning to demonstrate how to avoid over-watering your lawn and plants during California’s historic drought. For more information, visit ThingsGreen.com.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2015

A resident's brown lawn can be seen in the city of Glendora, east of Los Angeles on July 29, 2014 in California, where a neighbor made headlines recently regarding the state of their brown lawn after receiving a letter from the city threatening fines if they didn't water their lawn, with the letter arriving ironically on the same day when the state water conservation board approved daily fines of up to $500 begining on August 1st.  Record temperatures have scorched the California in the first six months of the year and emergency water-conservation measures are being implemented as California struggles through its third year of drought amid lowering water supplies in its reservoirs, parched dry land on farms across the state and a heightened concern for wildfire dangers. New restrictions carrying a $500 penalty come into effect in California on August 1st regarding outdoor water use. (credit:  FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Ban Fines For Dry Lawns

The California Legislature has sent the governor a bill to protect residents who let their lawns go brown during the drought.

06/25/2015

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.

DWP To Unveil Plan To Capture Storm Runoff In Drought-Fighting Effort

The Department of Water and Power plans to capture storm water runoff and use it to refill underground supplies rather than allow it to drain into the ocean via storm channels.

06/25/2015

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California: Many Farmers Miss Deadline To Report Water Cuts

Data show less than a third of the farmers, water districts and communities responded to the broadest conservation order for those with nearly ironclad water rights by the State Water Resources Control Board.

06/22/2015

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LA County Bans New Vineyards Due To Drought

New Los Angeles County wine is not on the horizon since the Board of Supervisors have imposed a temporary ban on new or expanded vineyards in a large area of the northern Santa Monica Mountains to help manage the severe drought in the region.

06/17/2015

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KNX Spotlight: All Dried Up

Southern California is in the fourth year of a severe drought, and residents are doing everything from taking shorter showers to filling in their swimming pools, to drinking recycled toilet water. But is it enough?

06/15/2015

The Silver Lake Reservoir was disconnected in Dec. 2013 and no longer meets federal standards for storing drinking water. (CBS)

Pipeline Work To Force SoCal Reservoirs To Go Offline

Two Southland reservoirs are set to be taken offline for repair and renovation work this summer amid an already historic drought.

06/15/2015

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Decades-Old Water Rights In California Halted Amid Drought

Despite California’s drought, Richard and Danna Jones’ cattle grazing pasture has stayed green thanks to water flowing free from a gulch claimed by his grandfather in 1911.

06/13/2015

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Heavy Marine Layer Turns Southern California Damp

Fog, drizzle and some rain have turned the region very damp Saturday morning under what the National Weather Service says is a typical June cloud pattern over the coasts and valleys.

06/13/2015

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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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California Water Wasters Beware: #DroughtShaming On The Rise

With California mired in a devastating drought, some so-called shamers are fanning out across the Los Angeles-area searching for people who are needlessly putting water on lawns or letting it run onto sidewalks.

06/10/2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown Taking Part In LA Forum On Water Conservation

Discussing the state’s future in the midst of a severe drought, Brown noted conservation “is a challenge for all the people of California.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/09/2015

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