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Roll Call
Felicia Marcus: Controlling the Spigot in Californiathink that people are going to have a fair amount of drought memory, because th
Felicia Marcus: Controlling the Spigot in California
Roll Call / Posted 50 minutes ago
think that people are going to have a fair amount of drought memory, because this one has been so severe.” California’s State Water Resources Control Board was perceived as “timid and politically weak” before it was thrust into the fore by an... Read more
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Orange County Register
Californians keep on saving water, use dropped 24% in MarchCalifornians. “This is the most welcome news we have had in a long time,” said
Californians keep on saving water, use dropped 24% in March
Orange County Register / Posted 6 hours ago
Californians. “This is the most welcome news we have had in a long time,” said Felicia Marcus, the chairwoman of the State Water Resources Control Board. The South Coast region, which includes Orange County, the Greater Los Angeles region... Read more
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The Columbian
Drought-stricken California boosted conservation in Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. “This is the most welcomed news I’ve had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosted conservation in March
The Columbian / Posted 11 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. “This is the most welcomed news I’ve had in a long time,” said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. “In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers.” March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
28 related stories
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KHQ Spokane
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
KHQ Spokane / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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WTHR Indianapolis
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
WTHR Indianapolis / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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ABC Montana
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
ABC Montana / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
KTVN Reno / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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Salon.com
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. “This is the most welcomed news I’ve had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
Salon.com / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. “This is the most welcomed news I’ve had in a long time,” said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. “In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers.” March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
WGEM Quincy / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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KFJX Pittsburg
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted 13 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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Daily Herald
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March
Daily Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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ABC News
Drought-Stricken California Boosts Conservation for Marchat a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long
Drought-Stricken California Boosts Conservation for March
ABC News / Posted 14 hours ago
at a meeting in Sacramento. "This is the most welcomed news I've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. "In the rain, people know to turn off their sprinklers." March was a cooler and wetter... Read more
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The Mercury News
California Drought: Residents cut water use 24.3 percent in March, as rains sent homeowners racing to turn off lawn sprinklerstheir lawn sprinklers. "This is the most welcome news we've had in a long time
California Drought: Residents cut water use 24.3 percent in March, as rains sent homeowners racing to turn off lawn sprinklers
The Mercury News / Posted 16 hours ago
their lawn sprinklers. "This is the most welcome news we've had in a long time," said Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the State Water Resources Control Board, which releases the monthly conservation data for more than 400 cities, water districts... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
San Diego Cities Met March Water Saving Targetsall Californians stepped up again to conserve water, because they know they can
San Diego Cities Met March Water Saving Targets
KPBS San Diego / Posted 17 hours ago
all Californians stepped up again to conserve water, because they know they can and that it is good for California," said State Water Resources Control Board Chairwoman Felicia Marcus. "Twenty-four percent in March is a stunningly welcome number.... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California beats conservation target in droughtto use at least 20 percent less water, a break from the previous order of 25 pe
California beats conservation target in drought
The Record Searchlight / Posted 18 hours ago
to use at least 20 percent less water, a break from the previous order of 25 percent. Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, called the March results stunning and welcomed news. Officials say the cooler, wet... Read more
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Brandon Sun
California beats conservation target in droughtto use at least 20 per cent less water, a break from the previous order of 25 p
California beats conservation target in drought
Brandon Sun / Posted 18 hours ago
to use at least 20 per cent less water, a break from the previous order of 25 per cent. Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, called the March results stunning and welcomed news. Officials say the cooler, wet... Read more
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Orange County Register
Drought-stricken California beats conservation target in Marchto use at least 20 percent less water, a break from the previous order of 25 pe
Drought-stricken California beats conservation target in March
Orange County Register / Posted 18 hours ago
to use at least 20 percent less water, a break from the previous order of 25 percent. Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, called the March results stunning and welcomed news. Officials say the cooler, wet... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento residents cut March water use by nearly 40 percentSacramento region and California posted big conservation savings in March, aide
Sacramento residents cut March water use by nearly 40 percent
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 18 hours ago
Sacramento region and California posted big conservation savings in March, aided in large part by cool, wet weather, the State Water Resources Control Board reported Tuesday. Sacramento-area residents used 37 percent less water in March than... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Drought-stricken California reveals water savings for Marchhow much water they saved by taking shorter showers and turning off sprinklers
Drought-stricken California reveals water savings for March
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 20 hours ago
how much water they saved by taking shorter showers and turning off sprinklers in the rain-soaked month of March. The State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday will release its most recent conservation report. March is the first month... Read more
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KCRA 3 Sacramento
California residents to learn of March water savingswere required to make during the nine-month period ending in February. Max Gom
California residents to learn of March water savings
KCRA 3 Sacramento / Posted 20 hours ago
were required to make during the nine-month period ending in February. Max Gomberg, a senior climate scientist for the State Water Resources Control Board, said the March figures were encouraging but declined to specify them until they are... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Drought-stricken California reveals water savings for Marchwere required to make during the nine-month period ending in February. Max Gom
Drought-stricken California reveals water savings for March
The Record Searchlight / Posted 21 hours ago
were required to make during the nine-month period ending in February. Max Gomberg, a senior climate scientist for the State Water Resources Control Board, said the March figures were encouraging but declined to specify them until they are... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
How California plans to regulate marijuana, explainedthe most employees and biggest boost to their budgets in the coming fiscal year
How California plans to regulate marijuana, explained
Pasadena Star-News / Posted yesterday
the most employees and biggest boost to their budgets in the coming fiscal year are the Department of Fish and Game and the State Water Resources Control Board. Each agency will get more than 30 new positions to help mitigate impacts marijuana... Read more
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The Mercury News
California's gearing up to rein in medical marijuanathe most employees and biggest boost to their budgets in the coming fiscal year
California's gearing up to rein in medical marijuana
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
the most employees and biggest boost to their budgets in the coming fiscal year are the Department of Fish and Game and the State Water Resources Control Board. Each agency will get more than 30 new positions to help mitigate impacts marijuana... Read more
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Orange County Register
California's gearing up to rein in medical potthe most employees and biggest boost to their budgets in the coming fiscal year
California's gearing up to rein in medical pot
Orange County Register / Posted 2 days ago
the most employees and biggest boost to their budgets in the coming fiscal year are the Department of Fish and Game and the State Water Resources Control Board. Each agency will get more than 30 new positions to help mitigate impacts marijuana... Read more
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Orange County Register
Market-driven solution to relieve droughton use and availability from groundwater users; and Senate Bill 88, which will
Market-driven solution to relieve drought
Orange County Register / Posted 3 days ago
on use and availability from groundwater users; and Senate Bill 88, which will require surface water users to report to the State Water Resources Control Board how much water they are diverting. California is moving in the right direction with this... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Water, tourism, public works are concerns for eastern Shasta CountyShasta County has no say in the regulation, it can help residents better unders
Water, tourism, public works are concerns for eastern Shasta County
The Record Searchlight / Posted 3 days ago
Shasta County has no say in the regulation, it can help residents better understand it. Giacomini said she worked with the State Water Resources Control Board to provide more information to residents about the law. Rickert said the county should... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
East Bay water district will stop fining water guzzlers20 percent goal - as well as the 16 percent reduction mandated under the state’
East Bay water district will stop fining water guzzlers
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
20 percent goal - as well as the 16 percent reduction mandated under the state’s tiered conservation policy. The State Water Resources Control Board next month is looking to relax its unprecedented rationing program rolled out last June.... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California water board denies bias claims in Delta tunnels disputedemands from a south state water agency that they disqualify themselves from up
California water board denies bias claims in Delta tunnels dispute
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
demands from a south state water agency that they disqualify themselves from upcoming hearings on the issue. On Monday, State Water Resources Control Board Chair Felicia Marcus and board member Tam Doduc said there was no merit to a claim filed... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Editorial: Water accord a win for the Monterey Peninsulahas had an urgency to it because of a state-ordered cutback in pumping from the
Editorial: Water accord a win for the Monterey Peninsula
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 8 days ago
has had an urgency to it because of a state-ordered cutback in pumping from the Carmel River. The cutback, ordered by the State Water Resources Control Board, was to be imposed at the end of 2016, but that deadline isn’t realistic. In requesting... Read more
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KCBA FOX 35 Salinas
Coalition seeks delay in Carmel River pumping cutbacksthe green light, Cal Am said the request will be filed with the state before Ma
Coalition seeks delay in Carmel River pumping cutbacks
KCBA FOX 35 Salinas / Posted 8 days ago
the green light, Cal Am said the request will be filed with the state before May 1. The coalition is also asking that the State Water Resources Control Board respond to the request by June. The State Water Resources Control Board is the agency... Read more
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The Mercury News
Delta battle over water and fish lands in courtthe Bay Institute and Defenders of Wildlife. The groups said the EPA should ha
Delta battle over water and fish lands in court
The Mercury News / Posted 8 days ago
the Bay Institute and Defenders of Wildlife. The groups said the EPA should have reviewed and overruled the actions of the state Water Resources Control Board instead of quietly standing by. "EPA cannot sit idly by while state regulators allow... Read more
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Rocklin & Roseville Today
Financing Water Conservation Measures Gets BoostRocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Auburn, Colfax and the City of Folsom. Though Califo
Financing Water Conservation Measures Gets Boost
Rocklin & Roseville Today / Posted 8 days ago
Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Auburn, Colfax and the City of Folsom. Though California has seen rain in recent months, the State Water Resources Control Board continues to remind us that we have not recovered from the drought. In February 2016 the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Lawsuit accuses regulators of loosening Sacramento Delta water rulesThe Bay Institute and Defenders of Wildlife say they sued in response to nearly
Lawsuit accuses regulators of loosening Sacramento Delta water rules
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 10 days ago
The Bay Institute and Defenders of Wildlife say they sued in response to nearly two dozen decisions made by California’s State Water Resources Control Board that reduced water quality standards to increase water shipments to farms and... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Dry La Niña period likely to follow El Niñomany reservoirs now benefiting from snow runoff, dozens of water managers from
Dry La Niña period likely to follow El Niño
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
many reservoirs now benefiting from snow runoff, dozens of water managers from across the state packed a meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday to call for less stringent conservation rules. “Our customers can see these... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Calif. rethinks approach to conserving water in droughthave caused many residents to take shorter showers and let their lawns turn bro
Calif. rethinks approach to conserving water in drought
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 11 days ago
have caused many residents to take shorter showers and let their lawns turn brown even as drought conditions ease. The State Water Resources Control Board had an informational workshop in Sacramento to chart the future of urban water... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Lawsuit accuses regulators of loosening water quality rules in Sacramento DeltaThe Bay Institute, and Defenders of Wildlife say they sued in response to nearl
Lawsuit accuses regulators of loosening water quality rules in Sacramento Delta
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 11 days ago
The Bay Institute, and Defenders of Wildlife say they sued in response to nearly two dozen decisions made by California’s State Water Resources Control Board that reduced water quality standards in order to increase water shipments to to farms and... Read more
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The Signal
New spring, same watering restrictionsassessing available water supplies and estimating how much their communities wi
New spring, same watering restrictions
The Signal / Posted 12 days ago
assessing available water supplies and estimating how much their communities will need. Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the state Water Resources Control Board, said she fears local water officials may not provide realistic assessments of their... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Hampden, Hampshire counties get “F” rating in air qualityCalifornia in November missed their 25 percent water conservation mandate for a
Hampden, Hampshire counties get “F” rating in air quality
WWLP Springfield / Posted 12 days ago
California in November missed their 25 percent water conservation mandate for a second month running. The chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, says California remains on course to beat its long-term goal through February. (AP... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Water Providers Rethink Drought Conservation Planthat have caused many residents to take shorter showers and let their lawns tur
Water Providers Rethink Drought Conservation Plan
NBC San Diego / Posted 12 days ago
that have caused many residents to take shorter showers and let their lawns turn brown even as drought conditions ease. The State Water Resources Control Board held an informational workshop in Sacramento to chart the future of urban water... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Water Providers Rethink Drought Conservation Planthat have caused many residents to take shorter showers and let their lawns tur
Water Providers Rethink Drought Conservation Plan
NBC Bay Area / Posted 12 days ago
that have caused many residents to take shorter showers and let their lawns turn brown even as drought conditions ease. The State Water Resources Control Board held an informational workshop in Sacramento to chart the future of urban water... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
California Water Districts Say Drought Emergency Has Endedrestrictions statewide," says Bolland, who represents hundreds of urban, commer
California Water Districts Say Drought Emergency Has Ended
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 12 days ago
restrictions statewide," says Bolland, who represents hundreds of urban, commercial and agricultural water districts. The State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday is holding an informational workshop to chart the future of urban water... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Water Providers Rethink Drought Conservation Planthat have caused many residents to take shorter showers and let their lawns tur
Water Providers Rethink Drought Conservation Plan
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 12 days ago
that have caused many residents to take shorter showers and let their lawns turn brown even as drought conditions ease. The State Water Resources Control Board held an informational workshop in Sacramento to chart the future of urban water... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Water rates on the rise throughout the Coachella Valleylimits will have to be met and rate increases made. Water districts throughout
Water rates on the rise throughout the Coachella Valley
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 13 days ago
limits will have to be met and rate increases made. Water districts throughout the state have written letters to the State Water Resources Control Board in an effort to have restrictions relaxed and possibly eliminated. Many hope those... Read more
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KCRA 3 Sacramento
California rethinks drought emergency regulationsconditions ease. Regulators are considering if they should toss out the restri
California rethinks drought emergency regulations
KCRA 3 Sacramento / Posted 13 days ago
conditions ease. Regulators are considering if they should toss out the restrictions or dramatically reduce them. The State Water Resources Control Board held a workshop to chart the future of urban water conservation measures. Board... Read more
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