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Restrictions target big Sacramento River reservoir and Russian River residents, but effects will ripple through the state.

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A lawsuit, an official’s resignation, and failed legislative proposals marked the beginning of June.

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Increasing block rates garner closer attention.

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States look to delay mandatory water restrictions and preserve hydropower generation.

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Lawmakers seek to make public a trove of groundwater data.

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Across continents and hemispheres, a growing list of human and environmental pressures threaten the world’s largest lakes, inhibiting their ability to supply water, drive economic activity, preserve biodiversity, and sustain communities.

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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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OhioFertilizerLaw02

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

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MSRiverDelta02

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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AsianCarp01

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

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DesMoineswinter

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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CWR_wetland

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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