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Report: 23 Percent Water Reduction In July

August 18, 2016 | Steve Milne

A new report finds people in the Sacramento region continue to cutback on water use even though the state dropped mandatory conservation requirements two months ago. The data show water reductions reached 23 percent in July.

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California Water Agencies Say They Have Enough Supply For 3 Dry Years

August 16, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Most California water agencies say they can supply enough water to meet demand even if the next three years are unusually dry.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

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Californians Conserve Less Water Under New Rules

August 2, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Californians saved less water in June than they have in previous years. It’s the first month since new rules gave suppliers more autonomy to set their own conservation standards.

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New Poll Shows Californians' Opinions On Climate Change, Water

July 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new poll shows Californians support the goals of the state’s landmark law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also found that Californians want state and local governments to do more when it comes to the drought.

Rob Jackson, Stanford University

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"Water Windfall" Deep Beneath California's Central Valley

June 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new study finds California’s Central Valley has three times more water beneath it than previously estimated.

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California Snowpack Won't Recover From Drought For Years

June 21, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new UCLA study shows that it will likely take until 2019 before California Sierra Nevada snowpack recovers from the drought.

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California Lawmakers Approve New Regulations For Marijuana Growers

June 16, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California lawmakers have approved a bill as part of the state budget package that would streamline a permitting process for marijuana growers. Republican lawmakers say it’s unfair to other farmers.

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First Step In California Groundwater Law Stirs Debate

June 16, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California is one of the last states in the nation to pass a law to manage groundwater. But putting the law into practice won't come easy. Paso Robles' effort to manage groundwater is a perfect example.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

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California Regulators Drop Cases Against Water Diverters In Drought

June 7, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators have decided not to take action against two water districts accused of illegally diverting water in a drought.

Roseville Lifts One Day A Week Watering Restrictions

April 4, 2016 | Steve Milne

Starting Monday, people in Roseville can water their yards two days a week. Watering had been restricted to one day a week since last October because of the drought.

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