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Metropolitan Water District aims to build plant to recycle sewage into drinking water

Published: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 (All day)

For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Water District has paved the way for Southern California's epic growth by securing water from hundreds of miles away.

This week, the mammoth agency said it wants to invest closer to home in what would be one of the world's largest plants to recycle sewage into drinking water.

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A Wet Winter Won’t Save California

Published: 
Mon, 09/21/2015 (All day)

As wildfires rage, crops are abandoned, wells run dry and cities work to meet mandatory water cuts, drought-weary Californians are counting on a savior in the tropical ocean: El Niño.

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Valley fire spread with 'mind-boggling' speed, experts say

Published: 
Tue, 09/15/2015 (All day)

When the Valley fire erupted Saturday afternoon in Lake County, it quickly became clear firefighters weren't going to be able to keep up.

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Sierra Nevada snowpack is much worse than thought: a 500-year low

Published: 
Tue, 09/15/2015 (All day)

When California Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a snowless Sierra Nevada meadow on April 1 and ordered unprecedented drought restrictions, it was the first time in 75 years that the area had lacked any sign of spring snow.

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Less water might be plenty for California, experts say, and conservation is only the start

Published: 
Tue, 09/08/2015 (All day)

Across California this summer, residents have been racking up water conservation numbers that defy expectations — a 27% reduction in June, followed by 31.3% in July.