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Long Beach Declares ‘Imminent’ Water Supply Shortage

Residents in the city of Long Beach are facing tighter water use restrictions after officials voted unanimously Thursday to declare an “imminent” water supply shortage.

02/27/2014

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LADWP Urges Residents To Turn Off Sprinklers During Storm

The LADWP Wednesday urged customers to turn off their sprinklers and save water during the two upcoming winter storms.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2014

The City Council unanimously approved former Anaheim city manager Marcie Edwards as the new DWP General Manager in February. (credit: CBS)

City Council Unanimously Picks New LADWP General Manager

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a new general manager to lead the Department of Water and Power, which is plagued by costly computer problems and questions about missing money.

02/21/2014

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Water, Gas Service Expected To Be Restored In Montclair

Roughly 1,000 residents and businesses in Montclair were without gas and water for a fourth day Friday.

CBS Los Angeles–02/21/2014

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No Federal Water For Farmers; Officials Mulling ‘Legality’ Of Mandatory Rationing

Farmers throughout Southern California and statewide were given a dire forecast Friday from state officials who said they would receive no irrigation water amid a historic drought.

02/21/2014

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California Water Reservoirs Run Dangerously Low: ‘Every Drop Is Precious’

The evidence of extreme effects at the hands of California’s historic drought continues to mount, as a number of reservoirs, which the state depends on for water, are now running dangerously low.

02/18/2014

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Electronic Highway Signs Urge Calif. Drivers To Conserve Water

Hundreds of electronic highway signs were being activated Tuesday to urge drivers in Southern California and statewide to conserve water.

02/11/2014

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Compton Lawmaker: California Water Reservoirs ‘Very, Very Low’

A Southern California state lawmaker issued a dire warning Friday about water supplies and called for public officials to assist local conservation efforts.

02/07/2014

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Marina Water Quality Plan Calls For Boat Owners To Replace Copper Paint

Water quality regulators were set to consider a plan Thursday to reduce pollution in Marina del Rey Harbor.

02/06/2014

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Study To Monitor SoCal Kelp For Fukushima Radiation

Scientists will begin testing local kelp beds later this month for radioactive contamination that may have drifted east from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/05/2014

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Sacramento Delta Water Will No Longer Be Allocated To Southern California

Director of the California Department of Water Resources Mark Cowin Friday announced the allocation of Sacramento Delta water to Southern California is going from five percent to zero.

CBS Los Angeles–01/31/2014

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Experts Push For Water Conservation As Californians Face A Dry 2014

Experts are pushing for water conservation as Californians face another dry year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/08/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

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.

Consumer Group Warns Delta ‘Twin Tunnels’ Plan May Cost Ratepayers

Community leaders and consumer watchdog groups were set Wednesday to voice their opposition to a Northern California tunnels project that could impact neighborhoods here in the Southland.

12/18/2013

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Contractors Wary Of Looming Calif. Home Improvement Law

If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen or make other home improvements in 2014, it could cost you more than you’re willing to spend.

12/16/2013

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