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A home with a dead lawn stands in front of hills that are browned with dried grass on July 18, 2014 in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Amid Drought, Gov. Brown Bars HOAs From Requiring Luscious Landscaping

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water.

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The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Los Gatos Nudist Resort Accused Of Stealing Water From Open Space District

Residents at a Los Gatos nudist resort facing difficulties during California’s drought were accused of stealing water from a nearby open district.

09/15/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Farmers Urge Gov. Brown To Veto Legislation That Would Regulate Pumping California’s Groundwater

California Central Valley farmers are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to veto legislation that would regulate the pumping of well water in California for the first time.

09/15/2014

Echevaria elegans (Kurt Stüber/Wikimedia Commons)

New Side Effect Of California Drought: More Cases Of Thieves Stealing Succulents

Drought-tolerant cacti and succulents are becoming a favorite for homeowners looking to keeping their front yards green – and now are also becoming an easy target for thieves.

09/10/2014

A stream of water cuts through the dry bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$7.5 Billion Water Bond For Drought Relief Leads Among Likely Voters

A new Field Poll finds slightly more than half of likely voters approve of a $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.

09/10/2014

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Los Gatos Nudist Resort Forced To Truck Water In After Drought Dries Up Sources On Property

A nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking water in after the state’s drought dried up their main sources.

09/07/2014

Desalination Plant

Amid Record Drought, Massive Southern California Desalination Plant Nears Completion

When completed next year, the Carlsbad desalination plant will supply San Diego County with 50 million gallons of drinking water.

09/05/2014

Napa creek, quake

Water Flowing In Drought-Stricken Napa Creeks Thanks To 6.0 Earthquake

Last month’s earthquake in California’s wine country has residents marveling at the sight and sound of water running in some local creeks again.

09/05/2014

An East Porterville resident takes water from a tank. Tulare County has resorted to delivering water to town residents after wells have run dry during the drought. (CBS)

Residents Of Central Valley Town Out Of Running Water Due To Drought Speak Out

In the Bay Area, our drought has prompted many people to use less water. But in the town of East Porterville, about 75 miles southeast of Fresno, there is no water. For the people living there, day-to-day life has become a struggle.

09/02/2014

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

EPA Says Delta Water Tunnels Could Violate Federal Environmental Law, Harm Fish

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials say California’s $25 billion plan to build an enormous pair of twin tunnels system to pump water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to other parts of the state may violate federal environmental law and harm endangered fish.

08/29/2014

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