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State Officials Consider Mandatory Limits on Outdoor Watering

July 9, 2014 | 3:15 pm

State Officials Consider Mandatory Limits on Outdoor Watering

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Proposed rules would carry fine of up to $500 for violations such as hosing down sidewalks.

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Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry

July 9, 2014 | 12:59 pm

Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry

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State expresses concern about environmental impacts of diverting water to thirsty pot plants.

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Amid Drought, Criticism of State’s Secrecy on Wells

July 8, 2014 | 7:00 am

Amid Drought, Criticism of State’s Secrecy on Wells

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California law dating to 1950s prevents public from getting basic data on 800,000 wells statewide.

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Watering Your Yard the Right Way (and the Wrong Way)

July 7, 2014 | 9:44 am

Watering Your Yard the Right Way (and the Wrong Way)

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Conservation experts try to raise consciousness about the most effective way to water lawns and landscaping.

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As California Drought Deepens, Those With Water Can Sell at a High Price

July 2, 2014 | 3:11 pm

As California Drought Deepens, Those With Water Can Sell at a High Price

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An AP review finds deals to sell hundreds of billions of gallons to desperate cities and farms.

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Water Bond Grows By $4 Billion, Fails To Pass State Senate

June 24, 2014 | 12:01 am

Water Bond Grows By $4 Billion, Fails To Pass State Senate

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$10.5 billion plan now includes more money for reservoirs, but not enough to win Republican votes.

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As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California’s Drought

June 23, 2014 | 9:45 am

As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California’s Drought

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‘Crisis mode’ in Central Valley as some farmers increase groundwater pumping at possible expense to neighbors. Read more …

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‘Excellent Progress’ in Containing Fire in Southern Sierra Nevada

June 17, 2014 | 8:50 am

‘Excellent Progress’ in Containing Fire in Southern Sierra Nevada

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Nearly 1,700 firefighters are on the lines as 2,700-acre blaze burns near resort town of Lake Isabella.

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California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

June 16, 2014 | 8:45 am

California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

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With mountain wildflowers lying dormant, some beekeepers are trying just to keep their bees alive. Read more …

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A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

June 16, 2014 | 7:48 am

A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

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Two prominent California water experts advise: Don’t bet on wet. Read more …

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