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California moves to restrict water pumping by pre-1914 rights holders

Published: 
Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

For the first time in nearly 40 years, state regulators are telling more than 100 growers and irrigation districts with some of the oldest water rights in California that they have to stop drawing supplies from drought-starved rivers and streams in the Central Valley.

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California water use declines 13.5%, state board reports

Published: 
Tue, 06/02/2015 (All day)

Californians used 13.5% less water in April compared to the same month in 2013 in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s historic executive order requiring increased conservation in the fourth year of drought, the State Water Resources Board reported Tuesday.

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Water Flowing From Toilet to Tap May Be Hard to Swallow

Published: 
Mon, 05/18/2015 (All day)

Water spilled out of a spigot, sparklingly clear, into a plastic cup. Just 45 minutes earlier, it was effluent, piped over from Orange County’s wastewater treatment plant next door. At a specialized plant, it then went through several stages of purification that left it cleaner than anything that flows out of a home faucet or comes in a brand-name bottle.

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Santa Monica Responds to Statewide Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

Published: 
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:23am
Category: 
Water

As the drought worsens, the City of Santa Monica is urging its water customers, workers and visitors to step up their water conservation efforts in response to the statewide emergency water conservation regulations adopted yesterday by the State Water Resources Control Board.

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California approves big fines for wasting water during drought

Published: 
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:02pm
Category: 
Water

Cities throughout California will have to impose mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering under an emergency state rule approved Tuesday.