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State Regulators Consider Delta Tunnels Plan

January 28, 2016

A plan to build two 35-mile long water tunnels is now in the hands of state regulators. The tunnels would carry water from northern California to central and southern California.

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Drought Test California's Water Rights System

September 28, 2015 | Katie Orr

California has a 100-year-old system for managing who gets to take water from rivers and streams. That system got tested this summer.

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California Builds Emergency Barrier In Drought To Protect Water Supplies

May 25, 2015 | Amy Quinton

The drought in California is causing saltwater to intrude deep into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Water managers are constructing a rock barrier to prevent salt from affecting drinking water for millions of Californians.

California Department of Water Resources

Environment

Endangered Delta Smelt May Be Extinct

March 16, 2015 | Amy Quinton

A small endangered fish that plays a pivotal role in California’s water wars may well be on its way out. Populations of the Delta smelt have plummeted to their lowest levels ever.

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Residents, Farmers Describe Drought Impacts At Marathon State Water Resources Board Hearing

February 19, 2015 | Amy Quinton

The California Water Resources Control Board heard emotional testimony for at least 12 hours yesterday from people worried about how the state should manage its dwindling supply of water during the drought.

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US House Debates Drought Relief Bill

December 8, 2014 | Amy Quinton

A Republican- backed drought relief bill for California is headed to the floor of the US House of Representatives for a vote Tuesday. The legislation ignited an hour of debate Monday.

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