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California Drought News: Abundance abounds? Plus, making money on water



Lake Eleanor holds water San Francisco might need.
Lake Eleanor holds water San Francisco might need.
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Monday's drought news wonders, is this what earthquake weather means?

“We’re very close to the time that people are going to start staking out rights. We’re right at the cusp,” [said Stuart Somach, a Sacramento water-rights lawyer]. “If this drought persists, depending on how state and federal agencies react, you’re going to get some real conflicts going.” (NYT)
Santa Monica officials estimate that rain harvesting, low-flow toilets and other conservation measures save the city about $326,000 per year. If the city becomes self-sufficient by 2020 as planned mainly by tapping groundwater, it is expected to save $3 million per year. (AP)

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