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California Water Restrictions Still Target Lawns

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Few substantial changes to the latest version of conservation regulations.

California Drought Invites Scrutiny of Bottled Water, Fracking

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A vortex of attention swirls around industrial activity that…

California Water Restrictions Generate Flood of Resistance

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Cities object to mandatory limits on water use.

California Drought Puts Old Features in New Perspective

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Water for swimming pools, golf courses, car washes at front lines of fresh scrutiny.

Infographic: Emergency Water Funds for California Communities (May 2014-July 2015)

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State emergency funds help public water systems and private well…

California Drought Puts Desalination, Fresh Water From The Sea, In A New Light

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Era of ample water supply and cheap prices is ending.

California’s Rainless Summer Will Dry Up Drinking Water Supplies

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State and local water administrators face supply emergency that is tightening.

Orange County Recycled Water System Shows Importance of Collaboration

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From Southern California, a model of success for water’s future.
Abe Sanchez, a mechanic at the C.W. Jones Pumping Plant, looks for the source of a small water leak in one of the facility's massive electrical pumps.

California Drought Plan Is a Roadmap for a Perilous Year

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A landmark management plan brings together state and federal agencies to prioritize human health, water quality, and fish.

‘Transformational’ Water Reforms, Though Wrenching, Helped Australia Endure Historic Drought, Experts Say

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California, in the third year of its worst drought ever, faces challenges similar to those of Australia. A panel of water policy experts and Circle of Blue journalists questioned whether the nation’s most populous state has the resolve to enact similar reforms.

Californians, In a Departure, Appear Ready to Support Big Water Spending to Respond to Drought

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State leaders face infrastructure decisions now that will have consequences for decades.

Infographic: California Drought In Motion -- 10 Dry Years Animated GIF (2003-2014)

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When layered, weekly images of the U.S. Drought Monitor for California show how much worse this drought is than any in the past decade.