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Environment

Water Supply Concerns As Drought Persists In Western U.S.

May 26, 2016 | Ed Joyce

There was "minor improvement" in California drought conditions over the past week. But as long-term drought persists throughout the west, and storage levels drop, water supply is a worry.

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House Wading Into California's Long-Running Water War

May 25, 2016

(AP) — The House has waded into a long-running California water war. Lawmakers have endorsed a Republican plan to shift more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers and cut the flow for threatened fish and growers in another part of the state.

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Environment

Drought Conditions Improve In California, Nevada

May 19, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The U.S. Drought Center says the past week brought "widespread improvements" in drought conditions in northern California and Nevada.

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Environment

Summer Power Supply 'Adequate' For California

May 18, 2016 | Ed Joyce

California's energy grid manager says supply should be adequate for the summer, despite potential natural gas shortages in Southern California.

Environment

California Regulators End Unprecedented Water Restrictions

May 18, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California water regulators will allow cities and water agencies to set their own conservation targets based on water supply.

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Environment

Prescribed Burns Planned At South Lake Tahoe

May 16, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Fire agencies are expected to continue prescribed burn operations this week in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

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Environment

Severe And Extreme Drought Eases In California

May 12, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Severe and extreme drought were reduced slightly in California and 10 percent of the state is completely free of drought.

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Environment

California Drought: Too Soon To End Mandatory Conservation?

May 11, 2016 | Ed Joyce

One water scientist says it may be too soon to end mandatory water conservation requirements in California and the state's surface and groundwater should be managed together.

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Environment

Stebbins Cold Canyon Natural Reserve Reopens

May 10, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A popular nature reserve west of Davis reopens May 15 after being closed following a wildfire last summer.

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Environment

California Wants Major Changes To Water Conservation

May 9, 2016 | Ben Bradford

An executive order from California Gov. Jerry Brown and a new proposal from the state Water Board would do away with the current system of water conservation.

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