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California Governor Jerry Brown speaks to reporters at the site of a manual snow survey on April 1, 2015 in Phillips, California. The recorded level is zero, the lowest in recorded history for California. Gov. Brown went on to announce mandatory statewide water restrictions. credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Defends Drought Order That Doesn’t Limit Farmers

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended his order requiring Californians statewide to cut back on their water use in a historic mandate that spares those who consume the most — farmers.

04/05/2015

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Amid Severe Drought, LA County Waterworks Facilities Lose 82K Gallons After Water Pump Malfunction

Just days after Governor Jerry Brown ordered state-wide reductions during one of the worst droughts in the state’s history, the Val Verde facilities lost a total of 82,000 gallons following a water pump malfunction.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/04/2015

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LADWP On State-Ordered Water Cutbacks: We’ve Already Been Doing That For Years

Gov. Jerry Brown called on cities this week to cut water consumption by 25 percent to combat the severe drought plaguing the state.

04/04/2015

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Facing Lowest Snowpack Levels Ever, Brown Orders Statewide Mandatory Water Cuts

California Gov. Jerry Brown has announced statewide mandatory water reductions for the first time ever as the state saw the lowest snowpack levels ever recorded.

04/01/2015

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Water Main Break In Cheviot Hills Leaves Dozens Of Residents Without Running Water

Crews say a six-inch pipe along South Corning Street burst around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, flooding the neighborhood.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/29/2015

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Calif. Senate Moves $1B Water Plan Amid Drought

The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California.

03/26/2015

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Officials OK New Water Conservation Measures

State water officials Tuesday voted in favor of new changes for water usage as California heads into a fourth drought year.

03/17/2015

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Southern California Water Agencies Look North For Water Sale

The drought has water agencies in Southern California offering big bucks for water belonging to Northern California rice farmers.

03/14/2015

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NASA: Solar System’s Biggest Moon May Have More Water Than All Of Earth

The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday.

03/12/2015

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Suspected DUI Driver Bumps Police Cruiser Before Crashing Into Fire Hydrant In Hollywood

A man was taken into custody Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence after bumping a police cruiser and crashing into a fire hydrant in Hollywood.

03/12/2015

A sheared fire hydrant has closed traffic in both directions on Topanga Canyon Boulevard. (credit: CBS)

Sheared Fire Hydrant Ties Up Traffic In Topanga Canyon

No injuries were reported.

02/26/2015

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Stevenson Ranch Residents Fight Deep-Well Injection Sewage Plan

Local water experts have a plan to address chloride discharge from sewage plants in Stevenson Ranch, involving a deep-well injection system.

02/18/2015

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LA County Supes Propose Higher Fines For Water Wasters

Los Angeles County officials were set to vote Tuesday on whether to increase fines for wasting water.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/10/2015

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California Pledges Changes In Protecting Underground Water

State oil and gas regulators on Monday released a plan they sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week for bringing the state back into compliance with federal safe-drinking water requirements.

02/09/2015

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More Water Rationing? California Agency To Decide Next Move In Drought Fight

Persistent drought conditions could trigger mandatory water rationing measures throughout Southern California for the second time in six years, officials said Monday.

02/09/2015

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