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Water conservation

A stream of water cuts through a dry section of Folsom Lake on March 20, 2014 in Granite Bay, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Officials Draft Plan For Doling Out Millions Of Dollars For Drought Relief

The $200 million comes from a 2006 general obligation bond, Proposition 84, approved to help regional water systems.

04/03/2014

Water levels are low at the San Luis Reservoir, near Los Banos, California on March 11, 2009. (Robyn Beck / Getty Images)

17 California Communities In Danger Of Running Out Of Water In 4 Months

As the drought in California continues, 17 communities throughout the state could run out of water within 60 to 120 days, state officials said.

01/29/2014

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San Francisco Asks Its Water Customers To Cut Usage By 10 Percent

After Gov. Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency for California’s drought last week, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is asking customers to cut back water usage by ten percent.

01/28/2014

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South Bay Water District Provides Free Audit, Fixes For Home Water Waste

South Bay water customers are now able to find ways to cut water consumption and save money with a free house call.

01/28/2014

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Water Conservation Efforts In Full Swing For Some Bay Area Cities

Water conservation efforts are in full force across the Bay Area. Marin County residents are being asked to cut their water usage voluntarily while one Sonoma County town is imposing mandatory reductions.

01/23/2014

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Santa Clara Offers Rebates To Encourage Water Conservation

Many in the Bay Area have already installed low-flow showerheads and toilets, so when Governor Jerry Brown asked us to voluntarily reduce our water consumption by 20 percent, many were wondering how to do that.

01/18/2014

Folsom Lake, Folsom Point Boat Ramp, January 4th, 2014. Lake is at its lowest levels since dam construction, more than 119 feet  or 81% below capacity.  (Credit: Brandon Mercer / CBS SF)

Conservation Urged As Water Officials Consider Drought Declaration

As state water officials consider a drought declaration, Bay Area water officials continue to call for water conservation.

01/13/2014

Folsom Lake, Folsom Point Boat Ramp, January 4th, 2014. Lake is at its lowest levels since dam construction, more than 119 feet  or 81% below capacity.  (Credit: Brandon Mercer / CBS SF)

Below Average Sierra Snowpack, Low Levels In Reservoirs Prompt Calls For Water Conservation

Survey finds snow levels in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and reservoirs statewide well below normal. State water officials are pushing for conservation.

01/04/2014