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GOP congressmen flex muscles with new water bill

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| After closed-door talks break down, GOP congressmen seek more water for Central Valley farmers. California's Democratic senators may no longer be able to block.

Drought: Thanks to South Coast, water savings shrink again


More than half the state's water is used between Ventura and the Mexican border, and conservation is down, with several potential but no definitive explanations.

Secret California water deal left high and dry


Secret negotiations and $600,000 in lobbying couldn't secure a Congressional water deal...yet.

More water coming to LA as Owens Valley dispute ends


Next year water for at least 43,000 people will now come to L.A. rather than go for dust-control at the Owens Dry Lake bed, under a new settlement.

With Measure W, Claremont could continue private-company water revolution


The city of Claremont could upend its water delivery service after voters there approved a measure aimed at combating rate hikes by the Golden State Water Company.

Fracking bans pass in 2 counties, fail in Santa Barbara


Mendocino and San Benito voters have voted to limit non-conventional oil production techniques, but a similar measure failed in Santa Barbara, where the techniques could get used.

California $7.5 billion water bond passed: Now what?


California will start selling bonds right away, but it could be years, if not decades, before residents see full drought-resiliency benefits from Proposition 1.

California drought: Urban water conservation plateaus


Californians cut water use more than 10 percent in September compared to the same month a year ago, according to new numbers released by state water officials.