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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.

06/22/2015

A child is loaded onto an ambulance outside the Antioch Water Park, June 18, 2015. (CBS)

Antioch Water Park Stays Closed After 34 People Fell Ill, Cause Unknown

The Contra Costa County Health Services department is continuing to investigate a possible chemical exposure at the Antioch Water Park that sickened 34 people Thursday afternoon.

06/19/2015

Coho Salmon

PG&E Responsible For Killing Fraction Of California’s Suffering Salmon Population

More than one-tenth of a threatened population of California Central Valley salmon has perished after a utility diverted some water from their creek.

06/19/2015

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

Hamburgers

DJ, Musician Moby Tells Drought-Shamed Californians To Skip Showers So They Can Eat Beef ‘Responsibly’

Grammy Award-winning DJ, musician and very vegan artist Moby is the face of a new campaign that let’s folks ‘have their steak and eat it, too,’ even in these drought-shaming times.

06/15/2015

San Jose Fire Department fire trucks spray a water salute for the arrival of the inaugural Hainan Airlines flight from Beijing at Mineta San Jose International Airport, June 15, 2015. (CBS)

Inaugural Beijing-San Jose Flight Saluted With Celebratory Water Plume On 1st Day Of City’s Tough Water Rules

Two San Jose fire engines gave a celebratory soaking to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner Monday, the same day tough new water restrictions went into effect.

06/15/2015

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Major San Jose Water Cuts, Tough Fines Take Effect Monday

Saving water will be an even bigger task starting Monday for about a million people in Santa Clara County.

06/15/2015

Birds gather around a leaky tap. (ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Lock Your Taps! Drought Has Thieves Stealing Water Like It’s Liquid Gold

Thieves busted the locks on the spigots at a popular Asian shopping center in Milpitas, and stole hundreds of gallons of water.

06/13/2015

A farmer ploughs his dusty field in Sheldon as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 25, 2015.  California has recently announced sweeping statewide water restrictions for the first time in history in order to combat the region's devastating drought, the worst since records began.          AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Water Officials Announce Largest Cuts On Record For California Farmers

Drought-stricken California has ordered the largest cuts on record to farmers holding some of the state’s strongest water rights.

06/12/2015

Chardonnay clusters from Wyckoff Vineyards in the Yakima Valley of Washington state. (Photo Credit: Agne27, Wikimedia Commons)

West Coast Drought Serves As Boon For Wine Industry In Washington State

It was a record harvest for Washington state in 2014, with many California-based wineries starting to invest in properties.

06/11/2015

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