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California cuts December water use 22 percent, meets Brown's goal

Stock photo by J. Michael Darby via Flickr Creative Commons
| The South Coast region saw the state's third-highest conservation rates, but regulators warn that a dry January may erode gains.

Green alleys: Pilot project to collect rainwater, beautify neighborhoods


Two alleys in South L.A. will soon get a makeover. The asphalt will be replaced with a surface that filters and collects water. Lighting, trees and artwork will transform the alleys into semi-parks.


Federal court backs Delta water flows for salmon


Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Richard Tallman has affirmed environmental protections for salmon. “People need water, but so do fish.” he wrote.

Drought: 4 ways we capture storm water


Billions of gallons of water have fallen on Los Angeles County during December storms. Much of it kept going, lost into storm drains. Couldn’t we use that water?

Drought: more money available to spur lawn replacement


If you’re thinking about ripping out your lawn for a water-saving rebate, your chance of getting one just got better.

'Designer' recycled water grows to record levels in SoCal


They call it “designer water” – but you won't find it in an exclusive store. Wastewater recycling is a key strategy to develop sustainable local water supplies.

Drought: Sierra Mountain snowpack 'off to a good start'


California is still in a severe drought, but this week's storm left the Sierra Mountain snowpack with a decent amount of water and more is expected.

Calif. drought is the worst in 1,200 years, new study says


A new analysis found that California's current three year drought is the driest period since the 9th century. Drier years are expected as the region heats up.