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Claudia Decker and her husband found a patriotic solution to their ugly brown lawn by painting an American flag on it. (CBS)

Couple Paints American Flag On Brown Lawn As San Jose Forces Water Cutbacks During Drought

San Jose is forcing its residents to cut back on water use during the drought, so one couple found a patriotic solution to their ugly brown lawn by painting an American flag on it.

06/15/2015

Backyard swimming pool. (CBS)

$5 Billion Swimming Pool Industry Sinking With California Drought

The backyard swimming pool is becoming the latest victim of the lingering California drought.

06/01/2015

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East Bay MUD Ahead Of The Game In Water-Saving Strategies As New Conservation Rules Take Effect

The new state-mandated water conservation rules are now in effect as of June 1st, but East Bay Municipal Utilities District is among the agencies in the Bay Area that have already implemented water-saving strategies.

06/01/2015

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Pleasanton Neighborhood Keeps Lawns Green During Drought Thanks To Free, Recycled Water

The Dublin-San Ramon Water District has become a local watering hole of sorts. When Teralyn Fredericks heard they offered free water, she and her neighbors became frequent fillers

05/31/2015

A man spray-paints a lawn in Southern California during a severe drought. (CBS)

The New Eco-Friendly Way Of Combating Drought: Spray Painted Lawns

A Pleasant Hill resident is the first on his block to have a golf-course green lawn thanks to spray paint, but don’t worry, it’s eco-friendly.

05/19/2015

Backyard swimming pool. (CBS)

Backyard Pools May Be More Drought-Friendly Than A Lawn

As more and more California residents are looking for ways to limit their water consumption during the drought, a group of experts say a pool could actually save water in the long run.

04/20/2015

Sprinklers water the lawns of a new housing development July 28, 2005 in Hesperia, California. California's demand for water will jump by 40 percent over the next 25 years according to a study released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California. Half of all the water used by inland homeowners, where growth is booming, goes to irrigating yards, compared to one third or less in the cooler coastal regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Free Lawn Removal, Rebates For Homeowners Who Want A More Drought-Friendly Landscape

California’s drought is driving more and more homeowners to give up their lush, green, water-guzzling lawns. Now, landscape companies are offering to rip them out for free, and water districts across the state are giving rebates as incentive.

04/13/2015

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San Francisco Launches Contest To Find City’s Ugliest Lawn

San Francisco is on the hunt for the city’s ugliest lawn, and the winner will get a drought-friendly makeover.

04/07/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Is History Repeating Itself; 4th Drought Since 1976

You’ve heard the bad news about California’s drought before. Gov. Jerry Brown created a drought emergency task force – in March of 1977 during Brown’s first stint as governor.

03/30/2015

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California Expands Emergency Drought Rules; New Limits On Lawn Watering, Business Water Use

California water regulators have approved more restrictions on lawn watering and are adding new limits on water use by businesses as the drought persists.

03/17/2015

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