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Can Southern Californians save water without being told to?

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| How well are Southern Californians saving water without being told to? The answer in most places is: not great.

Why it's so hard for California City to save water

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This small desert city was supposed to rival Los Angeles. Today, it has less than 15,000 people. That history is part of why it's difficult for the city to save water today.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.