water conservation

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California’s federal reservoirs even lower than last year

Published: 
Thu, 10/08/2015 (All day)

In the latest indicator of the severity of the drought, the federal government’s main reservoirs serving California have begun the new “water year” at just a quarter full and in worse shape than last year.

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Help fight the drought with these simple steps

Published: 
Tue, 10/06/2015 (All day)

If you travel alongside a riverbed in parts of Southern California, you may not realize that water once flowed freely there. In its place are soil and dirt, the result of one of the worst droughts Southern California has ever seen.

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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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Less water might be plenty for California, experts say, and conservation is only the start

Published: 
Tue, 09/08/2015 (All day)

Across California this summer, residents have been racking up water conservation numbers that defy expectations — a 27% reduction in June, followed by 31.3% in July.

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L.A. continues dramatic water savings; 21% in July

Published: 
Thu, 08/27/2015 (All day)

Los Angeles residents cut their water use by 21% in July, surpassing the mandatory conservation standard set by state regulators to combat the drought, Mayor Eric Garcetti said.