CA drought

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Water district wants to set your shower to music to make it quicker during drought

Published: 
Mon, 08/24/2015 (All day)

There's nothing like blasting Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" to encourage water conservation -- at least that's the hope of one Southern California water supplier.

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21 California groundwater basins in 'critical' condition, state panel says

Published: 
Fri, 08/21/2015 (All day)

State officials on Wednesday released a list of California groundwater basins that have been the most severely depleted by pumping, with the San Joaquin Valley suffering the most but a few areas in Southern California also heavily affected.

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California drought: Climate change plays a role, study says. But how big?

Published: 
Fri, 08/21/2015 (All day)

A growing number of scientists have made the claim that climate change is at least partly responsible for California's crippling drought. Now researchers have estimated the extent to which humans are to blame: between 8% and 27%.

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The next drought: Water officials endorse a 'less is more' strategy for the future

Published: 
Mon, 08/17/2015 (All day)

Glimpses of California's water future:

A sprawl of sewage treatment plants, recharge basins and desalination facilities, stretching out across an industrial backlot near Rancho Cucamonga.

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Drought now Californians' top concern, poll finds

Published: 
Thu, 08/06/2015 (All day)

Concern over California’s drought is “extremely high and intensifying,” as a majority of state residents now believe global warming has contributed to the crisis, according to polling data released this week.