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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

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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.

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Federal court backs Delta water flows for salmon

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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.