CA drought

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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.

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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.