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Water News

February 28, 2018

The Next Front in California Water Wars

After one year of torrential respite, drought may have returned to California, and with it, a renewal of the state’s perpetual conflict over water management.

October 19, 2017

It's Time to Let the Free Market Work for Water

To make good use of scarce water resources in a climate-stressed future, WSJ Energy Expert Sam Ori says it will be critical to ensure that water flows to the highest-value applications. (Wall Street Journal)

October 19, 2017

Brown Admistration Considering One-Tunnel Approach to Delta Project

Silicon Valley’s water district Wednesday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build twin tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta but said it would support a smaller, less expensive project. A top state official said the Brown administration is willing to consider such an approach.

February 08, 2017

Despite epic rain and snow, California keeps emergency drought restrictions in place

California’s snowpack is at 184% of average for this time of year. Cities from San Francisco to Los Angeles have recorded their highest rain levels in years. Rockslides and flooding hit Northern California.

January 04, 2017

California water savings falls below 19 percent (Press Enterprise)

State Water Resources Control Board officials happy with November numbers but encourage more conservation

January 04, 2017

Obama Administration Aids Giant California Water Project (ABCNEWS)

The outgoing Obama administration on Wednesday tried to nudge forward Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to build two giant north-south water tunnels for California.


In an executive order, U.S. Interior Secretary

April 27, 2016

Special Delivery (Sacramento Bee)

State ups its water allocation for Southern California

February 23, 2016

El No-No (San Jose Mercury News)

El Niño: Summer drought rules likely to continue unless big storms come in March and April

February 09, 2016

Many of California's larger reservoirs still starved for rain

With several Bay Area reservoirs nearly full, at capacity or overflowing, you might think we're in good water shape.  But, when it comes to the state's really big reservoirs, which we depend on most— think again.

February 04, 2016

Federal government may tax people for water-saving efforts (KSBW News)

The federal government may tax people for water-saving efforts during the drought.

February 03, 2016

Local water districts may get break from state on use reductions (LA Times)

While new regulations approved by state water officials Tuesday extended restrictions on urban water use through October, they also instituted measures that could help local water districts that have struggled to meet reduction mandates.

February 02, 2016

Conservation down again in December (Daily Press)

Californians reduced water use by 18.3 percent in December, marking the third straight month that Governor Jerry Brown's statewide mandate of 25 percent wasn't met, according to data released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

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