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Jose Marquez with Arthur & Orum Well Drilling checks muddy water as it is discharged from a well drilling rig on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California. As the California drought continues, Central California farmers are hiring well drillers to seek water underground for their crops after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation stopped providing Central Valley farmers with any water from the federally run system of reservoirs and canals fed by mountain runoff. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought To Cost Billions; Farmers Still 2.5M Acre-Feet Short Despite Drilling For Water

A new forecast says the economic impact of California’s drought will grow by $500 million in 2015, to $2.7 billion.

06/03/2015

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Californians Decrease Water Use By 13.5% In Month Of April As Drought Continues

Californians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April.

06/02/2015

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FULL LIST: How Much H20 Your Bay Area Water Agency Is Expected To Save

First-ever statewide mandatory water restrictions in California went into effect Monday, impacting nearly everyone at home with a combination of rate increases, surcharges and penalties.

06/01/2015

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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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.

05/31/2015

Water flushing in Contra Costa County (Contra Costa Water District)

Residents Wonder Why Contra Costa County Flushes Water Down Gutter Amid Major Drought

Some Clayton residents are unhappy over the flushing of tap water down the drain by the same agency that tells them to conserve it.

05/29/2015

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City Of Davis Mandates Water, Milk As Default Drink In Kids’ Meals To Fight Obesity

A Northern California city says it’s taking a stand against obesity, by making milk or water the default drink in kids’ meals.

05/27/2015

Lake Don Pedro in Stanislaus County. (CBS)

Small California Town Pays Hefty Price To Drill For Water During California Drought

The small town of La Grange sits right between a lake and a reservoir, still it’s about to run out of water. While they dig for a solution, it comes with a hefty price.

05/26/2015

Man carries his son in his arms during a daily walk at his property in  Queensland, Australia that suffered from the country's longest drought on record. Almost 80% of the region was affected. The government approved emergency drought relief to assist eligible farmers. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

California Seeks Drought Solutions From Australia, World’s Driest Inhabited Continent

Desperate for solutions, Californians have taken a keen interest in how Australia coped with its “Big Dry,” a torturous drought that stretched across the millennium, from the late 1990s through 2012.

05/25/2015

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