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Cities raise rates to pay for repairs and to respond to conservation.

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The cost of water service in 30 major U.S. cities is rising.

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Ohio passes its first regulations on farm practices and wastewater discharges since the Toledo drinking water crisis eight months ago.

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As urban water use declines, utilities change business models.

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Court decision makes it easier for EPA to leave nutrient pollution control to Mississippi River Basin states.

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State emergency funds help public water systems and private well owners.

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Era of ample water supply and cheap prices is ending.

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State and local water administrators face supply emergency that is tightening.

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California Governor Jerry Brown April 1 Snow Survey 2015

Abysmal snowpack ‘obliterates’ record; cities told to conserve 25 percent.

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Another dry winter forces political pressure for action.

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New legislative proposal focuses on less expensive, short-term fixes.

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Farming practices are adding harmful nitrates to Iowa’s Raccoon River. The capital city’s water utility will vote at a March 10 board meeting to proceed with a Clean Water Act lawsuit.

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EPA’s Clean Water Rule confronts deep-rooted farm resistance.

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The Central Valley prepares for an unprecedented shortage.

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Competition for water prompts a quest for new sources.

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Droughts that are extreme by today’s standards will be normal by the end of the century, according to NASA research.

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Little snow in sight looks to be the future of the American West.

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After last summer’s toxic algae outbreak, safe drinking water is a priority again in Ohio, the state that spurred the Clean Water Act four decades ago.

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Snow survey

Snowpack in the already-parched state is near record lows, just 25 percent of normal.

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72 dams were torn down in 2014, a record.

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