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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

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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Scientist Says ‘June Gloom’ Disappearing As Weather Ripple Effect Escalates Drought

Scientists say a ripple effect is making California’s drought even worse, as the state’s annual “June Gloom” cloud cover has been disappearing over recent years.

06/08/2015

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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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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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Coast Guard Assists Boat Taking On Water In San Pedro

Officials Monday are assisting a boat that is taking on water in San Pedro.

05/25/2015

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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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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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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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Ask A Los Angeles Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

One of the biggest challenges Los Angeles pet owners face is keeping their pets cool during the summer months. But there are a number of things pet owners can do to keep their animals comfortable on hot days.

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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LADWP Crews Work On 4th Water Main Break In As Many Days In Beverly Grove

Crews Wednesday worked on a fourth water main break in as many days in Beverly Grove.

05/13/2015

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