CA drought

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Beverly Hills water wasters 'should be ashamed,' state regulator says

Published: 
Wed, 11/04/2015 (All day)

The city of Beverly Hills and three other water suppliers face financial penalties for falling short of state water conservation mandates, officials said Friday.

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California’s federal reservoirs even lower than last year

Published: 
Thu, 10/08/2015 (All day)

In the latest indicator of the severity of the drought, the federal government’s main reservoirs serving California have begun the new “water year” at just a quarter full and in worse shape than last year.

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Help fight the drought with these simple steps

Published: 
Tue, 10/06/2015 (All day)

If you travel alongside a riverbed in parts of Southern California, you may not realize that water once flowed freely there. In its place are soil and dirt, the result of one of the worst droughts Southern California has ever seen.

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'We can't relax our guard,' state water official warns as conservation effort lags

Published: 
Tue, 10/06/2015 (All day)

For the first three years of California's drought, calls for water conservation got little traction.

Then in April, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory 25% cut, and California took notice. Through the summer, residents slashed water use dramatically, up to 31% in July.

But in August, conservation dipped for the first time since Brown's order took effect.

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Surviving The Drought: How to Maintain Trees for Cleaner Air, Higher Property Value, Energy Reduction

Published: 
Mon, 10/05/2015 (All day)

Santa Monica’s Recreation and Parks Commissioner Phil Brock says the city’s ability to maintain trees during the drought has provided numerous benefits to residents.