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Don’t Count On El Niño, Rain Could Miss Northern California Altogether

Northern Californians shouldn’t stop conserving because they keep hearing El Niño is coming to the rescue.


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California Website Lets Residents Snitch On Water Wasters

California is launching a website that lets residents tattle on water wasters, from neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking.


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Environmentalists Concerned Drought Causing Salty Bay Water To Invade Delta, Threaten Ecosystem

State officials are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco Bay pushes inland during another summer of drought.


The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Regulators To San Francisco: Stop Taking Water From Tuolumne River During Drought

The State Water Resources Control Board on Friday ordered cutbacks for San Francisco to stop taking some of its water from the Tuolumne River despite the city’s decades-old water rights.



Farmers, Water Districts Not Complying With State Order To Stop Taking Water From Rivers

Most of the farmers and irrigation districts ordered by the state to stop pumping water from rivers and streams because of the drought are not complying.


Benicia Martinez Bridge (Wikimedia Commons)

Benicia Water Board Reduces Conservation Target In Response To Residents’ Exemplary Efforts

“Benicians deserve to be congratulated for their hard work… our conservation rate in April was among the highest in the state, ” City Manager Brad Kilger said in a statement.


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Drought: California’s Mandatory Water Consumption Cutbacks Begin June 1

Starting Monday, Californians must cut back on their water usage. It’s part of the new state rules to deal with the drought.


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State Water Board Accepts Hundreds Of Farmers’ Offer To Make Voluntary 25 Percent Water Use Cut

The State Water Resources Control Board has accepted an historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper losses later.


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 Regulators Approve Unprecedented Water Cutbacks Up To 36%

California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.


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State Regulators Say Californians Didn’t Conserve Much Water In Month Of March

State water regulators say Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste.