In California’s Central Valley, Dry Wells Multiply in the Summer Heat

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Tulare County continues to be the center of the drought’s drinking water crisis.

Challenged By Drought, Fire, Earthquake, and Flood, California Departs On New Path

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In response to truculent planet, conserving water, limiting climate emissions, and achieving "net zero" energy use are top priorities.

Saving Salmon: California Orders New Water Restrictions

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

California Oil Industry's Wastewater Saga Adds New Twist

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

California Court, Despite Drought, Questions Popular Water Pricing Tool

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Increasing block rates garner closer attention. Photo ©…

Groundwater Data Bill Passes California Senate

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Lawmakers seek to make public a trove of groundwater data.

Infographic: Wastewater in California's Oil Fields

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The oil industry's relationship to water is governed by a surprising ratio.

Amid California Drought, Oil Industry Wastewater Attracts New Scrutiny

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State and federal authorities move to tame use of aquifers as…

California Drought Effect on Food Prices – Not Much

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

Infographic: California Urban Water Conservation Standards

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Cities must cut water use by 25 percent in 2015. On May 5,…

California Farms Use How Much Water? Nobody Really Knows

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No comprehensive data exist on agricultural water consumption.

Infographic: California Freshwater Withdrawals

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