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California Water Districts Face Suit for Ignoring Conservation Law

July 17, 2014 | 7:06 am

California Water Districts Face Suit for Ignoring Conservation Law

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Investigative report prompted legal action. And some districts are responding.

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Dozens of California Communities Still Don’t Meter Water Use

March 11, 2014 | 10:27 am

Dozens of California Communities Still Don’t Meter Water Use

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Lots of people pay a flat rate for their water. Guess what? They use more than the rest of us. Read more. …

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Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

March 10, 2014 | 8:35 am

Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

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In research that could improve weather and water forecasting, scientists are finding that dust storms in Asia and Africa influence Sierra snowfall. Read more.

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New Drought Aid Package From Governor, Legislative Leaders

February 19, 2014 | 3:29 pm

New Drought Aid Package From Governor, Legislative Leaders

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Package aims to help those suffering worst impact of crisis, with emphasis on securing emergency water.

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California Drought Update: Gov. Brown Declares Emergency

January 17, 2014 | 10:00 am

California Drought Update: Gov. Brown Declares Emergency

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Brown acts amid increasing alarm over the economic consequences of the prolonged dry spell.

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California Water: From African Skies to Sierra Nevada Snow

March 1, 2013 | 8:14 am

California Water: From African Skies to Sierra Nevada Snow

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It’s March 1, which means Northern California is past its driest January-February period on record. Of course, the long-range forecast looks dry, too. So our question, as state water officials reportĀ on a Sierra snowpack that has fallen far short of normal for this time of year: “Where’s our rain?” OK–we don’t know the answer to […]

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December 22, 2010 | 12:37 pm

California Weather & Water: How Full Are the Reservoirs?

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An ongoing project we started in the KQED newsroom last winter: California Reservoir Watch. What does the watch show today? Most of our reservoirs are just sloshing with water after a wet fall. And while it’s still too early to make a call on whether we’ll wind up with a wet winter—as our Climate Watch […]

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