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Drought: Metropolitan Water District may reveal rebate recipients

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| A new dispute between the Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Water District over the privacy of rebate information points up a growing interest in water-related data.

How the drought is changing not only what we see, but what we hear

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Rising temperatures and the fourth year of the worst drought in recorded history have meant that spring and summer have been coming earlier than usual to California.

Drought: California offers you a new way to snitch on water wasters

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Around 29,000 Californians reported water waste in May; now, the State Water Resources Control Board is trying to make snitching even easier.

Sen. Feinstein introduces new drought relief bill

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The bill is dramatically different from an effort last year that stalled when lawmakers could not reconcile vastly diverse bills passed in the House and Senate.

Drought: 4 things to watch in June's water use report

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On Thursday, state water regulators will make public how much water city dwellers used in June. We offer 4 things to watch out for in their report.

Drought cutbacks challenge SoCal water officials at home

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Many water officials in Southern California will need to cut back more at home to help their districts meet reduction targets, a KPCC analysis has found.

Santa Barbara to restart desalination plant due to drought

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The Santa Barbara City Council voted to restart their desalination plant on Tuesday. The plant is scheduled to begin working by fall 2016.

Drought roundup: LA ponders further limiting outdoor watering, plus waiting for El Niño

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If need be, the City Council can now call for limiting outdoor watering to just two days a week, down from the current allocation of three days a week.