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Water Conservation Wanes In California As Most Mandatory Restrictions End

August 3, 2016

It appears that California water suppliers have by and large abandoned mandatory water conservation — and it may be showing up in the latest monthly statistics on water saving in the state.

Mike Jenson / Merced Irrigation District

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3,200 People Risk Running Out of Water In Drought

March 13, 2015 | Amy Quinton

3,200 people in the Sierra Nevada foothill community of Lake Don Pedro rely on water from nearby Lake McClure. But the lake level is dangerously low. That’s forcing the community to find another supply. So far it’s come up dry.

Environment

El Niño Not Expected To Help California Drought

December 4, 2014 | Ed Joyce

The watch continues to see if El Niño conditions will develop to help ease California's drought. But so far, only a weak El Niño is expected.

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Water Levels In California's Reservoirs Continue To Drop

November 10, 2014 | Amy Quinton

California’s water reserves continue to plummet in the drought. Some of the state’s major reservoirs are nearing historic lows.

Environment

Study: California Water Allocations Exceeds Supply

August 19, 2014 | Ed Joyce

Researchers say California has been overdrawing its water account for a century.

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