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Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years

Published: 
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:34pm
Category: 
Water

A prolonged period of below-average rainfall has put the entire state of California under some level of drought, ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional, for the first time in 15 years.

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Drought -- and neighbors -- press Las Vegas to conserve water

Published: 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:09am
Category: 
Water

Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city.

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Clean Water Act proposal would protect more water sources in West

Published: 
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:57pm
Category: 
Water

The Obama administration proposed a long-awaited rule on Tuesday to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects wetlands near rivers and waterways fed by seasonal thaws and rains — a decision that could particularly shield water sources in the West.

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In Parched California, Town Taps Run Nearly Dry

Published: 
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 1:08pm
Category: 
Water

People in this mountain town straddling the San Andreas Fault are used to scrapping for water. The lake for which it is named went dry 40 years ago.