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One-fifth of U.S. groundwater wells had at least one contaminant above federal standards for human health.

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State and local agencies plan to invest billions in new assets.

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Iowa’s largest city will sue three upstream counties to reduce nitrate contamination.

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John Burchard, General Manager of the Alpaugh Community Services District, walks a ditch bank on the outskirts of town. The small farmworker community in California's Central Valley suffers from high levels of arsenic and other contaminates in its drinking water.

Water is priority in state legislatures and governors’ offices.

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Most aquifers in the state have dropped to record lows.

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The EPA has issued 13 vetoes since the passing of the Clean Water Act.

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Surge in oil and gas production has seen more spills that are harming water supplies.

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Just look at the Texas drought — California could be waiting years to recover.

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A new pumping station would draw water from the bottom of a shrinking Lake Mead.

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An investigation begins this week as to whether spills of heavy oils pose a greater environmental threat than spills of other crude oils.

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From Southern California, a model of success for water’s future.

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Federal data show that U.S. farms use less water and are investing in water-saving irrigation equipment.

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Six-state region at head of American recovery.

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Rules for choosing the most controversial projects will be written later.

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America’s seventh-largest city debates a pipeline project worth billions as the second-fastest-growing state faces more demands for water in its third year of severe drought.

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Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted for more than 100 years.

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More of the same is not working in changed conditions of the 21st century.

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Steeled by past drought, governor is reshaping how largest U.S. state uses and distributes water.

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Expensive research and cleanup efforts make little headway.

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Better plans and more data are needed to guide response.

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