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Drought

Drought And Aquifers

California Farmers Sue Over Contaminated Water Aquifers

A group of farmers and others in Central California’s Kern County is suing state officials and oil executives over contaminated underground water aquifers.

06/03/2015

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LA County Board Of Supervisors Approves Water Conservation Plan

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a conservation plan which will assess doubled — not tripled — charges for some water customers.

06/02/2015

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Mandatory Water Restrictions Made Official Monday As State Raises Drought Emergency Level

Monday marked a point in California’s drought saga in which talk progressed into action.

New mandatory water restrictions became official Monday, following months of discussion and debate, as the state continues to battle the historic drought.

06/01/2015

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Severe Cutbacks On Water Use ‘A Necessary Evil’ Says Nonprofit That Oversees Cemetery In Rosemead

Cemeteries across the state are dealing with fallout from the drought and some graveyards have had to let the grass and plants die.

05/29/2015

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California Panel Mandates Low-Water Lawns On New Buildings

California regulators voted Friday to limit how much water can be used to irrigate lawns on new and renovated buildings.

05/29/2015

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5 Tips For Conserving Water At Home

Here in dry, dusty Southern California, dealing with the worst drought in state history has become the “new normal.” In my home, we’ve cut back on showers and watering the lawn.

05/26/2015

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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/15/2015

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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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