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Drought: California to get lowest-flow shower heads in the country

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| In its latest response to the drought, the California Energy Commission has voted to set the toughest efficiency standards in the country for shower heads.

Forget El NiƱo, the 'PDO' could be the real drought buster


A climate pattern called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation seems to be shifting into a warm phase which is linked with years of wet weather, but it's not sure thing.

Should names, addresses of lawn rebate recipients be disclosed?


The city of Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Water District disagree over whether the names and addresses of people and companies who received turf removal rebates from the MWD should be made public.

Drought: Metropolitan Water District may reveal rebate recipients


A new dispute between the Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Water District over the privacy of rebate information points up a growing interest in water-related data.

How the drought is changing not only what we see, but what we hear


Rising temperatures and the fourth year of the worst drought in recorded history have meant that spring and summer have been coming earlier than usual to California.

Drought: California offers you a new way to snitch on water wasters


Around 29,000 Californians reported water waste in May; now, the State Water Resources Control Board is trying to make snitching even easier.

Sen. Feinstein introduces new drought relief bill


The bill is dramatically different from an effort last year that stalled when lawmakers could not reconcile vastly diverse bills passed in the House and Senate.

Drought: 4 things to watch in June's water use report


On Thursday, state water regulators will make public how much water city dwellers used in June. We offer 4 things to watch out for in their report.