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Customers Urged To Cut Water Use After Treatment Plant Shutdown

Residents and businesses across the Southland are being asked to cut back on their water use over the next several days while a regional water treatment plant is shut down for drought-related upgrades.

05/08/2014

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Santa Barbara Looks To Sea For Water In Drought

With California in a drought, the coastal city of Santa Barbara is thinking about firing up a desalination plant that has been in storage for more than two decades.

05/04/2014

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Farmers To Get More Water As Officials Ease Drought-Related Cutbacks

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

04/18/2014

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Water Deliveries To Farms, Thirsty Cities Remain At 0 Pending Further Study

Water managers are determining if recent storms helped California’s dwindling water supplies enough to warrant increases in water deliveries to farms and thirsty cities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

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LA Sprinkler Shut-Off Saves 87M Gallons Of Potable Water

Officials say what had been considered a novel idea by city officials has saved L.A. hundreds of thousands of dollars.

04/08/2014

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Headworks Reservoir Under Construction In Burbank

The Headworks Reservoir, a $220 million project to protect the water supply for years to come, is under construction in Burbank.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2014

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Revolutionary Farming Method May Be Solution To Drought’s Impact On Calif. Agriculture

As California remains in the midst of a tremendous drought, an Orange County farmer believes he may have discovered the farming method of the future after his crops began thriving while using much less water than usual.

03/25/2014

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SoCal Harbors To Prep For Potential Tsunami Threat

Five California harbors – including three here in the Southland – are preparing for future tsunamis under a new state project that arms them with maps that identify potential problem areas.

03/21/2014

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2 Congressmen Seek Momentum To Build New Reservoir

Democratic Rep. John Garamendi and Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa held a news conference near the location of the proposed reservoir to announce their bill.

03/19/2014

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Santa Monica, Other Cities Seek Water Independence

Since 2010, Santa Monica has doled out 385 rebates to homeowners who direct rainwater back into their gardens as part of a broader effort to become water independent that also includes cleaning up contaminated groundwater and recycling water.

03/16/2014

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Storms Fill Local Reservoirs With 6B Gallons Of Water

Last week’s winter storms have filled reservoirs in the San Gabriel Mountains with enough water to supply more than 150,000 people for a year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/05/2014

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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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