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California drought prompts first-ever 'zero water allocation'

Published: 
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:46pm
Category: 
Water

Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety.

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Cachuma Lake, a crystalline mountain resource, is disappearing

Published: 
Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:28pm
Category: 
Water

When Jeff Bozarth retired after 20 years as a police officer and signed up as a park ranger here last spring, he knew what to expect and relished every bit of it.

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New redemption law puts squeeze on bottle and can recyclers

Published: 
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 9:02pm
Category: 
Waste

Francisco Morataya drives a vanload of empty bottles and cans to Victar Recycling Center in Echo Park every week or so to supplement his wages as an office janitor.

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Brown declares California drought emergency

Published: 
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 11:03am
Category: 
Water

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a drought emergency in California as the state struggles with the least amount of rainfall in its 153-year history, reservoir levels fall and firefighters remain on high alert.

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California Has Driest Year Ever -- And It May Get Worse

Published: 
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:23pm
Category: 
Water

The shore of California’s Lake Oroville hasn’t looked this way in modern history. Cracked dry mud shatters the canyon floor, and buoys rest 10 feet up the side of a shale hill.