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State and federal authorities move to tame use of aquifers as oil field dumps.

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Groundwater, food imports, low fuel prices, and a strong American dollar have more influence on prices than drought.

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Cities must cut water use by 25 percent in 2015.

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Infographic: CA Water Withdrawals

A breakdown of where California’s water is used most, from fracking and Nestle’s bottling plant to almonds and lawns.

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Map of the cost of water service in 30 major U.S. cities.

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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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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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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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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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DWR Bifurcation Point

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

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