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Californians cut water use by 28 percent in May

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| In the last month of mandatory water restrictions, Californians saved 28% compared to May 2013. Going forward, agencies will set their own water cutback targets if necessary.

How to refill Silver Lake Reservoir in the midst of a drought


Originally, the L.A. Department of Water and Power expected to use drinking water to fill the lake, but the ongoing drought has the agency looking to other sources, like runoff or recycled water.


LADWP says it has enough water for 3 more years of drought


The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says it won't be continuing with state-mandated water conservation but will continue to encourage residents to save water under city conservation targets.

Some water agencies say 'no' to mandated water cuts despite drought


A number of water providers say they have enough supply to meet demand over three more years of drought. They're telling the state they don't need a set conservation goal.

SoCal water wholesalers to detail drought plans Wednesday


The State Water Resources Control Board is requiring all water wholesalers to guarantee they have enough water for the next three years of drought. Their plans are due Wednesday.

Brown orders permanent state water cutbacks


Proposed drought regulations come as nearly 90 percent of California is still in drought conditions, despite El Niño storms that have left a healthy snowpack and brimming reservoirs.

SoCal drought still severe but NorCal gets wet


Winter rains helped ease drought conditions in Northern California, but the southern half of the state remains in severe drought, according to NOAA's spring forecast.

NorCal reservoirs fill up while SoCal's lag behind


Major reservoirs up north like Lake Shasta and Lake Orville are close to their historical average. Meanwhile, the reservoirs in Southern California are still low.