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The Central Valley prepares for an unprecedented shortage.

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The $US 900 million deal on scaled-back scheme also neglects Palestine.

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Competition for water prompts a quest for new sources.

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Rising electrical demand presents an opening for clean power, and new risks from fossil fuels.

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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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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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Despite warm and cold extremes in 2014, precipitation and temperature trends over the past century show a drier Southwest and Southeast, a wetter Midwest and Northeast, and overall warming. By Kaye LaFond Circle of Blue The data is in, and though 2014 was a year of weather extremes, more than 120 years of record-keeping show […]

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Deeper channels and immense new locks are due to open in 2016.

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One-fifth of U.S. groundwater wells had at least one contaminant above federal standards for human health, according to new USGS study.

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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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Precipitation was near average, but temperatures smashed the previous heat record.

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Water rises on the world agenda.

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Courts and Prime Minister Modi press for new operating system to stem pollution.

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Massive manmade river begins moving water from central China to Beijing.

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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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Water fits a new global development agenda.

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