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Low Or No Water Conservation Targets 'Shortsighted'

July 7, 2016 | Ed Joyce

California is in the fifth consecutive year of drought, but state water managers ended mandatory conservation rules. Local water suppliers now determine conservation rates, and some have low or no targets. A water expert says that's 'shortsighted.'

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California May Water Conservation Rate Is 28 Percent

July 6, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The California Water Resources Control Board Wednesday says Californians cut water use by 28 percent in the final month of mandatory statewide conservation.

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Environment

Sacramento-Area Water Conservation 31 Percent In May

June 21, 2016 | Ed Joyce

California is in the fifth consecutive year of drought and water providers continue to urge voluntary conservation, as mandatory statewide rules have ended. Sacramento-area residents reduced their water use by 31 percent in May.

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Sacramento Water Agency Ends Mandatory Conservation

June 8, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Another Sacramento area water agency has moved to voluntary conservation after California ended mandatory restrictions.

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Environment

Roseville Launches New Water Conservation Rules

May 31, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Now that cities and local water agencies can set their own water conservation targets, the City of Roseville has adopted a voluntary reduction goal.

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Drought Conditions Improve In California, Nevada

May 19, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The U.S. Drought Center says the past week brought "widespread improvements" in drought conditions in northern California and Nevada.

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Environment

Sacramento Area Water Conservation Rate 11 Percent In January

February 22, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The Sacramento Regional Water Authority says water use in January 2016 dropped 11 percent compared to 2013. Despite some slight improvement, much of California remains in extreme drought, and "conservation remains critical."

Environment

Sacramento Area Water Conservation Rate 27 Percent In October

November 23, 2015 | Ed Joyce

Two million Sacramento-area water users conserved 27 percent in October, the same rate as September.

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Environment

Sacramento Area Water Conservation Rate 27 Percent In September

October 22, 2015 | Ed Joyce

Sacramento Regional Water Authority water users met the California state mandate for conservation in September. But the next four months will be more of a challenge to meet the goal.

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Environment

Feds, California Agencies Sued Over Water Management Plan

June 4, 2015 | Ed Joyce

Groups sue California, U.S. officials over management of water supply, claiming fish and the Delta estuary are being short-changed.

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