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Drought Persists And So Does Water Conservation In Sacramento

July 21, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Mandatory statewide water conservation rules have ended in California. But Sacramento-area users conserved 22 percent in June, compared to June 2013.

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.

Environment

Crews Battle Access, Terrain On Trailhead Fire

July 4, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Update 6 p.m. July 4: The Trailhead Fire is 50 percent contained at 5,444 acres. Mandatory evacuation orders are being reduced to voluntary in areas affected by the fire in Placer and El Dorado counties.

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Environment

Fire Restrictions For Lake Tahoe Basin

July 1, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Fire restrictions are in effect on U.S. Forest Service lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Officials say illegal and unattended campfires cause over 90 percent of wildfires within the Lake Tahoe Basin.

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'Roadkill Report' Shows Deadliest Spots For Wildlife In California

June 29, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new report shows there are certain highways in California that are "hot spots" for wildlife-vehicle collisions.

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