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Catalina aims to avoid more water rationing with desalination plant

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| Since August 2014, Catalina Island has had to reduce 25 percent of its water use. The island is adding a second desalination plant to help provide water.

Calif. new groundwater law faces tough local opposition


As of last year, there's a law to manage California's groundwater. But local and legal battles have thrown a wrench into the process.

California declares emergency from massive tree die-off


The governor sent a letter Friday to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack seeking federal action for "the worst epidemic of tree mortality in its modern history."

The future of desalination in Santa Barbara and California


California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history. Santa Barbara’s approach is to reopen its long-closed desalination plant. Is that the city’s best option?

New water bond? Environmentalists say $7 billion wasn't enough


Less than a year after voters approved an unprecedented $7.5 billion for water projects, some environmentalists already say it's time for another bond.

Recycling sewage is an uphill battle in LA County, literally


The county’s largest treatment plants sit at sea level, perfectly positioned to pump hundreds of billions of gallons of treated sewage out to sea.

If El Niño hits, CA will still need to conserve water


Will Californians' resolve to conserve water dribble away if predictions of a wet El Niño season prove true? Felicia Marcus says, it can't.

Vegas water managers OK water deal with Los Angeles agency


Southern Nevada Water Authority board members on Thursday approved selling 150,000 acre-feet of water to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.