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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.

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 ©…