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1.  Drought emergency declared for all of Southern California by nation's largest water supplier  

2022-12-16
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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California provides water to 26 agencies that supply major population centers such as Los Angeles and San Diego counties.

2.  Water thieves abound in dry California. Why are they so hard to catch?  

2022-11-30
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Grist
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A short-staffed state agency struggles to catch rogue water users.

3.  California heatwave enters intense phase bringing blackouts and wildfires  

2022-09-06
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The Guardian
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Four fire-related deaths were reported over the weekend as more than 4,000 firefighters battled 14 large blazes across the stateCalifornia’s power grid is facing a major stress test on Tuesday, as a historic heatwave enters its most brutal phase. With temperatures in parts of the state forecasted t...

4.  California’s drought dries up steady work for farmworkers  

2022-09-02
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Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Some workers are moving or taking up additional jobs. The post California’s drought dries up steady work for farmworkers appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

5.  Why Yosemite’s Oak fire is burning with such ferocity – explained  

2022-07-25
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The Guardian
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The blaze forced more than 3,000 people to evacuate and exploded to 17,000 acres seemingly overnight – what made it so devastating?The raging Oak fire burning near Yosemite national park has forced the evacuation of more than 3,000 people and offered an alarming look at what could be another devastatin...

6.  In an era of drought, an obscure water contract is pitting California farmers against each other  

2022-05-26
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Grist
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The so-called “exchange contract” has created a surreal split-screen effect: One group of farmers has ample water. Another has almost none.

7.  Gov. Newsom Warns Californians Of Mandatory Water Restrictions Amid Worsening Drought  

2022-05-25
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ZeroHedge News
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Gov. Newsom Warns Californians Of Mandatory Water Restrictions Amid Worsening Drought Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has called on water associations to take “aggressive actions” to increase water conservation and warned that mandatory water restriction...

8.  California threatens ‘mandatory water restrictions’ if people don’t cut back  

2022-05-23
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The Guardian
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Governor’s warning comes amid drought after driest January-March period in at least a centuryCalifornia could face mandatory water restrictions if residents don’t use less on their own as the drought drags on and the hotter summer months approach, the state’s governor has said.Gavin Newsom threatene...

9.  California water use leaps 19% in March, amid one of the driest months on record  

2022-05-10
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The Guardian
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State findings come despite plea from governor to use less, and as Los Angeles brings in drastic new watering restrictionsCalifornia’s drought is worsening yet new figures show that in March, water usage jumped nearly 19% compared to 2020, during one of the driest months on record.The startling figure...

10.  California declares unprecedented water restrictions amid drought  

2022-05-06
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Residents have been warned to scale down their water usage this summer, as critical shortages loom.

11.  'Unprecedented' Water Restrictions Ordered in Drought-Ravaged California  

2022-04-27
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Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“We don't have enough water supplies right now to meet normal demand,” warns one state official. “The water is not there.“

12.  California water districts to get 0% of requested supplies in unprecedented decision  

2021-12-02
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The Guardian
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Only water required for health and safety will be allowed as drought continues to grip the state Water agencies in drought-stricken California that serve 27 million residents and 750,000 acres of farmland won’t get any of the water they have requested from the state heading into 2022 other than what’...

13.  California’s recent rains won’t end our stubborn drought. These charts show why  

2022-01-14
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California just received more precipitation in the last three months of 2021 than it got in the previous year. The mountains are heaped with historic amounts of heavy snow. But the rain had no sooner given way to sun than state regulators issued new rules forbidding water-wasting practices such as hosing down sidewalks and driveways. What’s going on?

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