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Gov. Brown Ends Drought State Of Emergency In Most Of California

April 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California Governor Jerry Brown ended the drought state of emergency in most of California Friday. Water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices are still in place.

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Environment

California Lays Out Long-Term Plan For Water Conservation

November 30, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California state agencies have released a long-term plan for water conservation. The proposal makes permanent some emergency water conservation measures already in place to deal with the state’s drought.

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Environment

Californians Increase Water Conservation In September

November 1, 2016 | Amy Quinton

For the last several months, water use in California has increased despite the state’s ongoing drought. But the latest water conservation figures show improvement.

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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.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Environment

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

Environment

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.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Environment

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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Environment

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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