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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.

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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OC agency to expand recycled water plant

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After the expansion, half the water used by customers of the Orange County Water District will come from recycled sources.

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Santa Barbara to consider lawn watering ban

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The main reservoir supplying the Central Coast city is below 8 percent of capacity. If enacted, the ban would be the first in California during the current drought.

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Water use in California is increasing. Should we care?

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While state officials seem unfazed by the increase, others worry it means Californians aren’t taking the drought as seriously as before.

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Why 1 farmer grows feed indoors amid California's drought

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The drought has farmers looking for ways to use less water. Among them, growing feed indoors using hydroponics — a new diet that's making the sheep pretty happy.

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Despite drought, most CA water agencies ditch mandatory conservation

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In Southern California, nine in 10 water agencies have scrapped mandatory cuts but many still tout voluntary conservation. Some see mixed message in fifth year of drought.

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