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In the California desert, a farm baron is building a water and energy empire

Published: 
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:53pm

The full story of Mike Abatti’s enormous influence — over the desert’s Colorado River water, agriculture and energy — has never been told. Until now.

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Southern California might foot the bill for delta tunnels project — with no promise of reimbursement

Published: 
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 5:33pm

Southern California's biggest water agency is considering picking up most of the bill for overhauling the state's waterworks without any guarantee that it will eventually recoup its additional, multibillion-dollar investment.

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California water district rejects Cadiz Inc.'s proposed Mojave Desert water project

Published: 
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:44am

A company’s controversial plan to sell groundwater from the Mojave Desert ran into new opposition as a Southern California water district voted against the proposal.

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When California needs to flush its stormwater out to sea — and when it doesn't

Published: 
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:55pm

As the March rains loosen more Southern California mud and fill more Northern California reservoirs, the state still flirts with drought and we still run short of water.

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Santa Clara Valley Water District rejects Jerry Brown’s twin Delta tunnels plan

Published: 
Thu, 10/19/2017 (All day)

In a landmark vote closely watched across California, Silicon Valley’s largest water agency on Tuesday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion plan to build two giant tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.