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California Needs To Invest Billions For Flood Protection

August 29, 2017 | Amy Quinton

As Tropical Storm Harvey pummels Texas, California water managers say such devastating floods can happen here. They say California needs to invest billions of dollars for flood protection.

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Feds OK New Mercury Protections In California Waters

July 18, 2017 | Steve Milne

The U.S. EPA has approved new safeguards to protect people from eating toxic fish caught in California waterways. Salmon and other fish that Native American tribes and others depend on for sustenance are often contaminated with mercury.

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New Series 'Toxic Taps' Goes Under Surface Of California's Water Crises

July 12, 2017 | Chris Remington

Why do a million Californians living in the nation’s breadbasket lack access to a basic necessity- clean drinking water? Tara Lohan with Water Deeply takes us inside the multimedia investigation Toxic Taps.

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California Senate Passes Bill That Would Boost Stormwater Capture Projects

April 27, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The California State Senate has passed a bill that would make it easier for cities to finance and build projects to capture stormwater.

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Water Supply Boosted For Central Valley Farmers

April 11, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Some farmers in the San Joaquin Valley will finally get a full supply of water.

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California May Leave Federal Flood Insurance Program And Go It Alone

March 20, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California could become the first state in the nation to dump federal flood insurance. State water managers say California might be better off running its own program.

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Drought Increases Severity Of West Nile Epidemics

February 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A UC Santa Cruz study finds transmission of West Nile virus is higher in drought years.

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Some Water Lead Levels Elevated At Sacramento State

January 25, 2017 | Steve Milne

Elevated levels of lead in water samples have prompted Sacramento State University to shut off some drinking fountains and sinks. The samples were collected over the winter break when classes were not in session.

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