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Proposed federal water bill would streamline new dam projects

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| A far-reaching bill proposed by a Central California Republican congressman could strip away the regulations and requirements that make dam construction a decades-long process.

Rain expected throughout Southland on Monday; NorCal will be hit hard

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Commuters should expect to deal with rain that could be heavy at times throughout the morning and afternoon, but the wet weather will be nothing like what Northern Californians are facing.

Californians' water use up despite drought

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The latest figures show Californians' water use is still on the rise since the state lifted mandatory conservation for the drought.

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Cities used 19.5 percent less water compared with past years

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Cities used less water in October compared with 2013, when Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency.

California's new water conservation plan focuses on cities

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California officials crafting a new conservation plan for the state's dry future drew criticism from environmentalists on Thursday for failing to require more cutbacks of farmers.

Where does LA's rainfall end up?

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Most of it evaporates or runs off into the ocean. But L.A. needs to capture more runoff and store it in the ground to battle the drought.

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Can Big Food help enviro groups fight drought?

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Some of the biggest food and drink companies in the world are working on water restoration projects in California. Is what's good for the environment also good for business?

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What a potentially short and weak La Niña means for SoCal’s ongoing drought

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According to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center report released Thursday, ocean and atmospheric conditions are pointing towards a weak and brief La Niña in the coming winter and fall.

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