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The Assembly votes on Thursday.

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Farmers are guzzling groundwater while wells of families run dry.

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In a set of draft guidelines meant to improve federal environmental reviews of new projects and policies, the White House Council on Environmental Quality recommended three circumstances in which broad “programmatic” analyses should be undertaken: 1) before setting national or regional rules 2) before adopting a plan for managing multiple resources 3) before making decisions […]

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Californians are taking less water out of rivers, lakes, and aquifers.

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New rules seek sustainable use, but the details will be written later by local agencies.

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One year after a record-low release of water from Lake Powell – which helped push the larger Lake Mead, located downstream on the Colorado River, to its lowest level since the bellwether reservoir was filled eight decades ago – federal officials will open the gates a little wider. According to a provisional operating plan, dam […]

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The spending measure now goes to the voters in November.

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Between $US 13 billion and $US 81 billion will be needed to meet state targets, Circle of Blue finds.

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Little rain is not a problem for land managers working in the aftermath of one of California’s largest fires.

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The Army Corps of Engineers will for the first time track and disclose oil pollution and oil spills from the machinery used in eight dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, the Associated Press reports. The agreement, covering dams in Oregon and Washington, is part of a legal settlement with Columbia Riverkeeper, an environmental group, […]

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Sun Koshi River is blocked, 156 people are dead, and 10 percent of Nepal’s hydropower capacity is cut off.

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New legislation proposes that the federal government spend $US 700 million over five years to subsidize the purchase of appliances, fixtures, and related products that save water and energy. Introduced by four western U.S. congressional representatives, the Water in the 21st Century Act includes several other provisions. The bill establishes a grant program for helping […]

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Basins get more than two decades to balance groundwater use.

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Irrigated agriculture’s march into Midwest and South could increase competition for water.

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In light of the steady rise in domestic oil and gas production, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should review new risks to underground sources of drinking water, according to the government’s internal watchdog. The Government Accountability Office asserts that the EPA needs to improve two areas of oversight for the nation’s 172,000 class two underground […]

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The state will force local agencies to take control but allow them to set goals.

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Everyone has a groundwater story.

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Groundwater losses during historic drought equal one and a half times the volume of a full Lake Mead.

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But a lukewarm response in the world’s technology capital.

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Before a meeting of his climate change task force, comprised of state, local, and tribal leaders, President Obama announced a slew of investments, tools, and partnerships to help prepare the nation for a warming world. The programs include: Two stages of funding for the $US 1 billion natural disaster resilience competition, a pot of money […]

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