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  • Who is taking California's water?

    Who is taking California's water?
    As California's drought really starts to bite--the mandatory water use restrictions approved by the state Tuesday are just the beginning--questions are bound to be raised about the indescribably wasteful use of water to retail bottlers.  The sale of...
  • Wasting water can cost you $500

    Wasting water can cost you $500
    While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet. However, that doesn't mean that...
  • Build desalination plants now. And use smaller water glasses.

    To the editor: State officials are trying to reduce unnecessary water usage. That alone won't be enough to solve the problem. ("California approves big fines for wasting water during drought," July 15) We must support infrastructure improvements,...
  • Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History

    Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History
    The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers. "It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
  • Lake Morena caught in crosshairs of San Diego's water policy

    Lake Morena caught in crosshairs of San Diego's water policy
    Lars and Katherine Mitchell, and their dogs Ralph and Alice, are out for a morning walk beside this lake in the highlands 45 miles east of downtown San Diego. The lake is not very scenic these days. Lars Mitchell knows the reason. "San Diego took...
  • Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought

    Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought
    Home gardeners in drought-stricken Southern California face a challenge: How to keep landscapes looking good while cutting back on water use. For ideas, we're talking to landscape and garden professionals to see how they are adapting in their own yards....
  • For water solutions, ask the experts, not the politicians

    For water solutions, ask the experts, not the politicians
    To the editor: Here we go again. The Chamber of Commerce wants to build more storage (dams), as if we will have more available water. It wants desalination of seawater but doesn't say where the electricity to operate the plants would come from or where...
  • Groundwater level in California basin hits historic low

    Groundwater level in California basin hits historic low
    The groundwater level in the San Bernardino Basin area is at its lowest point in recorded history, officials say. Measured in volume, the groundwater level for the basin is now about 500,000 acre-feet below full, according to Douglas Headrick, general...
  • L.A. County supervisors order agencies to scale back water use

    L.A. County supervisors order agencies to scale back water use
    Los Angeles County's board of supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to order restrictions on water use for its government operations, following a state directive to Californians to curb water usage during one of the worst droughts in decades. The...
  • L.A. takes gentle approach to conserving water during drought

     L.A. takes gentle approach to conserving water during drought
    For all the tough talk about cracking down on water wasters, Los Angeles and other California cities are choosing gentle coaxing over costly fines. Los Angeles officials announced Monday that they are beefing up their water-wasting patrols but will keep...
  • St. Charles OKs funding for Red Gate water tower

    St. Charles OKs funding for Red Gate water tower
    St. Charles City Council approved on Monday a nearly $3.7 million bid to construct 1.5 million-gallon water tower at the corner of Red Gate Road and Route 25. The council voted unanimously to issue a notice of intent to award the construction project to...