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FILE - In this May 1, 2014 file photo, irrigation water runs along the dried-up ditch between the rice farms to provide water for the rice fields in Richvale, Calif. The federal government will be pouring nearly a quarter-billion dollars into several dozen projects aimed at tackling the effects of …

Gov. Brown Makes Drought Water Rationing Permanent

California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills that will force water districts and municipalities to permanently adopt even more aggressive water rationing level than during the state’s 5-year drought.

California Drought Lake McClure (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Can Trump Deliver More Water to California’s Farmers?

President-elect Donald Trump has stated his commitment to helping California’s farmers attain more water, as the Golden State prepares to enter its historic sixth year of a crippling drought, with a federal water policy in place that favors fish over agriculture.

Measuring Sierra snowpack (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Sierra Snowpack Hits 87%, but Drought Remains

The water content of California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack — the source on roughly a third of the state’s annual potable water supply — measured 87 percent of average on Wednesday.

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California Misses Water Target as El Niño Fades

LOS ANGELES — California’s water conservation rate slid sharply in January, with the state failing to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction order as the strong Pacific El Niño failed to deliver the rain necessary to provide a path out of devastating drought.

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Drought: CA Water Conservation Extends to October

California water officials extended the state’s mandatory conservation rules for an additional nine months on Tuesday, as residents fell behind in meeting water savings targets for a third consecutive month.

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CA Water Board Nixes New Fish-Over-People Drought Plan

The California State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to back away from a controversial plan that would have held water back from cities and farmers in order to save an endangered species of salmon.

Kern River Bakersfield Drought (David McNew / Getty)

Drought: CA Water Saving Dips; Still on Target

California failed to meet its monthly water conservation target in October for the first time since Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandatory regulations took effect in June, but the state remains on track to meet the 25 percent overall reduction target required to be reached by February.

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Drought: Water Savers Fined, Rich Get Free Reign

The number of penalties issued to water wasters during California’s record drought has decreased as most water agencies have successfully complied with a mandatory order to cut water use by 25 percent statewide. However, the state’s complex water management system has created a scenario in which individuals who have cut back the most are often fined, while rich super-users pay to consume as much water as they want.

Drought at Capitol (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

CA Water Conservation Rules May Be Permanent

California has adapted well to mandatory water conservation rules ordered into effect earlier this year by Gov. Jerry Brown–and water officials now say that some of those rules may be implemented permanently.

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City of Beverly Hills Fined for Wasting Water

Four water suppliers in California, including the city of Beverly Hills, have failed to chip in to statewide water conservation efforts and have been fined as a result.

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‘Internet of Things’ is Exploding Across California

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) incorporates a dynamic array of technologies that mobilize sensors to monitor environmental conditions and radio-frequency identification RFID tags to facilitate objects interacting with users. California, with its high-tech industry, will lead the nation in IoT deployment.

California Drought Lake McClure (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Judge Deals CA Water Regs Setback in Drought-Fighting Effort

A California court dealt a potentially major setback Friday to state water regulators when it ruled that curtailment notices sent to four water agencies to stop pumping water during the drought violated those agencies’ due process rights.

Salmon on Sacramento River (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

New Plan for Sacramento River Unites Farmers, Greens

LOS ANGELES — California’s State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on Tuesday announced the outline of a revised Sacramento River Temperature Control Plan that takes into account the needs of both farmers and environmental interests.

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California Cuts Water to Agriculture

On Friday, California’s top water regulators issued new cutbacks on farmers holding senior water rights dating back more than 100 years.

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Central Valley Furious as State Board Suspends Rare Water Deal

LOS ANGELES — The head of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), California’s main water governing body, has unilaterally suspended a plan for the Sacramento River that had won the rare approval of both farmers and environmentalists–and advocates for the drought-parched Central Valley are furious.

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California Water Use Falls Dramatically in April

Californians saved 13.9 percent more water in April as compared with the same month in 2013, a significant improvement over the last several months’ dismal conservation numbers.