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Groundhog Day & California's Drought

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Like the 1993 classic film starring Bill Murray, the state is stuck in a perpetual time loop of drought, wildfire, and civic dispute, according to managing editor Aubrey Ann Parker.

California Drought Saps Water Reserves Above and Below Ground, Says Satellite Data

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Snow is scarce, reservoirs are approaching bottom, and groundwater is being exhausted in the nation’s most populous state. More than a dozen communities face water shortages in the next 60 to 100 days, and there will be zero water deliveries from the state’s largest canal system this year.

Peter Gleick: What Californians Can Expect from the Drought

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It is now early 2014 and the rains have not come, for the third year in a row.

Peter Gleick: California’s “Bellwether” Drought

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It is time to recognize the serious California drought for what it is: a bellwether of things to come; a harbinger of even more serious challenges to California water resources allocation, management, and use.

California’s Historically Dry 2013 Redefines Drought

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Even the soggy parts of California saw less rain than Phoenix.
Colorado River

Fortune Telling: Colorado River Teeters Toward First-ever Shortage Declaration

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In the short term, water prices would rise and groundwater pumping would increase. In the long term, demand would have to drop.

The Price of Water 2013: Up Nearly 7 Percent in Last Year in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 25 Percent Rise Since 2010

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Utilities tinker with rate structures designed to stabilize revenue.

U.S. Groundwater Losses Between 1900-2008: Enough To Fill Lake Erie Twice

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Groundwater depletion in the United States has accelerated over the last decade, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, contributing to both localized problems and global issues, like sea level rise.

Looking To Buy: Dry Year Means Higher Prices on California’s Water Market

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Scarce surface water supplies will lead to an active market, research firm says.

Report: Evaporation from California Irrigation Adds Enough Water to Colorado River to Supply 3 Million People

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A new study says that cross-border evaporation can be added to the list of supply and policy problems that water and land managers in the arid Southwest US. should ponder.

2012 Election Guide: Obama and Romney Say Little About Water, But Important Decisions Await Voters

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One week from today, on the first Tuesday in November, American voters will not only choose their representatives. In many states and cities, those casting ballots will also make decisions about their water supply.

With Water Management, We're Missing the Obvious

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For climate change adaptation and water management, start with…