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FILE - In this June 2015 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown, sitting top far left, speaks with board members of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California during their monthly meeting in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

California water suppliers back plan to manage conservation

FRESNO -- Officials with water districts throughout drought-stricken California said Wednesday they…

 

Frank Gehrke, right, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, prepares to do the first sample of the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station near Echo Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Water officials weigh extending California drought emergency

FRESNO — More rain and snow are falling on California this winter,…

 

Gov. Brown extends California water-saving measures in drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is extending his executive order requiring Californians to…

 

In this May 18, 2015 photo, Gino Celli, who relies on senior water rights to water his crops, inspects a wheat field nearing harvest on his farm near Stockton, Calif.  (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million…

In this May 18, 2015 photo, Gino Celli, who relies on senior water rights to water his crops, inspects a wheat field nearing harvest on his farm near Stockton, Calif.  (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via APIn this Monday

Californians reduced water use by 13.5 percent in April

Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot…

Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via APIn this Monday
AP Photo/Chris CarlsonIn this photo taken on Wednesday

Pool industry touts water savings in California drought

Leigh McDonough stood in her backyard on a hot spring day and…

AP Photo/Chris CarlsonIn this photo taken on Wednesday
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Popular cash-for-grass program expands during drought

A major water wholesaler on Tuesday added $350 million to its budget…

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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to…

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Rich Pedroncelli/AP PhotoIn this photo taken Monday

California water cuts move to those with century-old rights

California farmers who hold rights to water that date back as far…

Rich Pedroncelli/AP PhotoIn this photo taken Monday
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Monday

California decision on farmer water cuts to apply broadly

A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Monday
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this aerial photo taken Tuesday

Brown lawns loom this summer in California

It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this aerial photo taken Tuesday
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliA variety of kitchen faucets are displayed at the Brothers Plumbing Store in Sacramento

Regulators: California fell far short of water-saving target

Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliA variety of kitchen faucets are displayed at the Brothers Plumbing Store in Sacramento
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Things to know about California water reduction mandates

Brown lawns and idle sprinklers loom this summer under Gov. Jerry Brown's…

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AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair

California cities that are being told to slash water use are pushing…

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AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

California speeds water-efficiency standards for faucets

California regulators are speeding up water-efficiency standards for faucets and urinals in…

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Nick Ut/AP PhotoWater sprinklers are used at Heartwell Park in Long Beach

California water board says February savings were worst yet

California's water board said Tuesday that February was the worst month for…

Nick Ut/AP PhotoWater sprinklers are used at Heartwell Park in Long Beach
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliGov. Jerry Brown discusses his $1 billion package of emergency drought-relief legislation during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento

Brown signs $1 billion water plan for dry California

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a plan injecting $1 billion of water…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliGov. Jerry Brown discusses his $1 billion package of emergency drought-relief legislation during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento
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Survey: California cuts water use 9 percent in January

California water conservation slipped during an unusually dry January just a month…

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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA lawsuit alleges the Bay is being contaminated by industrial pollution.

Lawsuit calls for increased protection for Bay from industrial pollution

A lawsuit filed today by the California Coastkeeper Alliance against the State…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA lawsuit alleges the Bay is being contaminated by industrial pollution.