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It's Dry Out There: 11 Inspiring water-wise landscapes

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Mon, 08/24/2015 (All day)

Drought-tolerant doesn't have to mean dull. Here, we put our past stories to good use and share examples of how some landscape designers and homeowners have tried to save water and fight drought over the years.

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The drought's hidden victim: California's native fish

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Mon, 08/24/2015 (All day)

Last summer, a narrow, rock-rimmed stretch of the Sacramento River near here turned into a mass graveyard for baby salmon.

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

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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

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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?

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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%.