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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • California water cuts ignore past changes by some cities

    In California's second-largest city, memories are still fresh of a devastating drought 25 years ago that saw the area's water supplies slashed by about a third. Billions of dollars were invested to prepare for the next drought, an effort that included...
  • California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation. The State Water...
  • Chilly spring storm brings rain, snow to California, Nevada

    A cold spring storm left some California mountains coated Friday with the kind of snowfalls that winter largely failed to deliver, while scattered downpours doused other parts of the drought-stricken state. The hit-and-miss system blanketed patches of...
  • Local water providers tighten their belts in wake of state mandate

    Local water providers tighten their belts in wake of state mandate
    As the wholesale agency that typically provides Southern California with about half its water supply tightens the spigot with a 15% cut in regional deliveries, one of its large customers, the Municipal Water District of Orange County, is calling for a 15%...
  • Give up meat during the drought? Not a chance.

    To the editor: I am sick of reading letters from people who advocate plant-based diets. Now that we are dealing with a devastating drought, these advocates are trying to persuade us to change our diets to save water. Really? ("Readers' advice for coping...
  • William Mulholland: L.A.'s original champion of water conservation

    William Mulholland: L.A.'s original champion of water conservation
    When Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions for California, he took a moment to underscore the meaning of the edict. “The idea of your nice little green lawn getting watered every day, those days are past,” the governor said,...
  • Students, campuses in state add saving water to college life

    Students, campuses in state add saving water to college life
    In a residence hall at UCLA, 84 students share a floor dedicated to cutting waste and preserving the environment: They take five-minute showers, they compost and recycle, they goad each other to turn out the lights and, through a grant, they purchased...
  • Washington governor declares drought emergency in nearly half the state

    Washington governor declares drought emergency in nearly half the state
    Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency in nearly half of usually damp Washington on Friday, and officials said the entire state could be classified as drought-stricken by early May. "We've never experienced a drought like this before," said Maia...
  • Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water

     Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water
    Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops. Oil giant Chevron recycles 21 million gallons of that water each...
  • Do-it-yourself drought busting

    To the editor: Conspicuously missing from the analysis and advice provided by 10 water experts was a suggestion that all residents and businesses in California can together capture millions of gallons of what little rain falls by setting up collection...
  • Senate Democrats prod Gov. Jerry Brown for more drought spending

    Democrats in the state Senate want Gov. Jerry Brown to take swifter action to battle California’s drought, such as spending relief funds faster and prodding farmers to use water more efficiently. The recommendations, sent to the governor in a...