California Drought and Strengthening El Nino Accelerate Statewide Water Transition

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New infrastructure, laws, and practices help the state respond…

Los Angeles Looks to Stormwater to Secure Water Sustainability

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Second largest U.S. city confronts new era of water scarcity with innovations on a new scale.

Federal Drought Policy Need Not Wait for Congress

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Natural resources agencies have the authority to change practices on their own, conservation groups argue.

California Drought Signals Fundamental Shift to New Water Conditions

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Climate change models have long predicted a drying West. In California, the future has arrived.

Sites Reservoir in Northern California Is 20th-Century Idea Trying to Fit the 21st

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New surface water storage project would be largest in California since 1979.

California Indian Tribe Pursues Rights to Groundwater

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A court test of federal water law by the Agua Caliente Band of…

One Way to Ease California Drought: Recycle Wastewater For Irrigation

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Del Puerto Water District to buy a third of its water supply from Modesto and Turlock treatment plants.

Why Asking ‘How Much Rain Will End the Drought?’ Is the Wrong Question

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People need to be in the equation too, says Circle of Blue report Brett Walton.

Oakland’s Water Treatment Plant Generates Its Own Energy and Then Some

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Plant is at the center of a big move to also solve city’s solid waste problem.

Oakland’s Web of Waters Shapes New Economy, Civic Energy

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A nationally significant program of storm water management daylights streams, renovates a centerpiece lake, restores an estuary, and empowers a West Coast city.

California Fire Danger Mounts in Sierra Nevada Forests

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Bark beetles, water scarcity, and dying trees herald a region in ecological transition during the height of state's four-year drought.

Slideshow: Faces of Tulare County's Drinking Water Crisis

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The Central Valley farming county has the highest number of dry wells in California.