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Running On Empty: Metropolitan Water District GM Jeffrey Kightlinger

The Metropolitan Water District provides drinking water to 19 million Southern Californians.

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Running On Empty: Montecito

It’s a tough lesson for one of Southern California’s wealthiest communities.

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A proposed groundwater treatment complex in the San Fernando Basin will include centralized and localized treatment facilities in the vicinity of LADWP’s North Hollywood, Rinaldi-Toluca and Tujunga Wellfield. (courtesy DWP)

Running On Empty: Making Water

Work is being done to tap into the ocean, while the water flowing from some taps is already coming from toilets.

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Running On Empty: Beer

When we say the drought is affecting everything, we mean everything – even beer.

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Running On Empty: Wildlife

From deer and salmon to ducks and geese, our epic drought is a possible death sentence for California wildlife.

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Running On Empty: Fighting Fires

The drought is making a difficult fire season even tougher, forcing Cal Fire to rethink the way firefighters use water.

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Running On Empty: Water Cops

If you don’t follow the rules on water use, your neighbors could report you to the water cops.

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February 1914:  Mr. Bert Dingley driving a car along a section of the immense aqueduct of Los Angeles in California.  (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Running On Empty: History

The war over water in California dates back more than a century, and the drought has reopened some of the old wounds.

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Running On Empty: Hydroponics

As food prices go up because of the drought, some people are looking to grow their own with less water.

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Running On Empty: Who’s Watching The Water?

It may surprise you to learn that we do a lousy job keeping track of how much water is being used in this drought – and by whom.

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Grizzly River Run at Disney's California Adventure theme park, where as much water as possible is reused or sent back into the Orange County water treatment system.  (Photo credit: Pete Demetriou)

Running On Empty: Water Recreation

Getting away for some “R-and-R” may be a bit more challenging in this drought.

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Nic Walker closely followed by a kangaroo fondly named 'Blue Boy' enters a shearing shed at his property 'Rio Station' on March 20, 2014 in Longreach, Australia.  Queensland, Australia's second-largest state, is currently suffering from its widest spread drought on record. Almost 80% of the region is now declared affected. The Australian government recently approved an emergency drought relief package of A$320m, of which at least A$280m is allocated for loans to assist eligible farm businesses to recover.  (Photo credit: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Running On Empty: Lessons From Australia

Some Californians aren’t taking the drought seriously.

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Running On Empty: Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott

The drought has forced firefighters across California to rethink the way they fight fires.

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Running On Empty: Sierra Madre

There’s a lesson to be learned from one city in the San Gabriel foothills that used up its water.

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Running On Empty: Water Source

Southern California lives or dies on imported water.

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