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Food manufacturers look for ways to save water during drought

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| California food manufacturers are facing down the drought. One local tortilla company has cut its factory's water use by 12 percent without changing its longtime recipe.

CA Water utilities resist proposal to report leaks, breaks


Two big water industry groups oppose a bill to require public and private water agencies to submit annual reports on water lost to leaks and breaks in their pipes.

For landscapers, the drought boom may be over


State rebates have spurred locals to replace their lawns with drought-tolerant plants. It's been big business for landscapers, but now the money has dried up.

Drought closes part of Joshua Tree trail


A portion of a trail in Joshua Tree National Park has been closed off to humans. Instead, animals are hitting this trail, searching for water.

California's driest region finds short-term drought aid


Progress is being made toward bringing water to thousands of Central Valley residents in underserved communities where wells have run dry. The question is how long this solution will last.


CA drought: State parks and beaches to shut off outdoor showers


In a continuing effort to save water, California State Parks will no longer allow visitors to use outdoor rinse stations. The state parks will begin shutting off rinse stations on July 15.

Cities to keep lawn rebates flowing after MWD money dries up


Metropolitan says Southern Californians have claimed nearly $390 million in incentives to save water by getting rid of grass, but some cities want to keep going.

El Niño is strengthening. Will it mean rain?


This time last year, forecasters were downgrading their predictions one would even happen. But now it's here, and looks to be getting stronger.