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  • As the wells run dry, Central Valley neighbors find common ground

    As the wells run dry, Central Valley neighbors find common ground
    When a man of 91 is downright cantankerous and has been on his land longer than most everyone else has been alive, he wastes no time speaking his mind. So after his new neighbor started sinking a well to plant a water-sucking almond orchard in the...
  • Earthquake could destroy L.A.'s water lifeline

    Earthquake could destroy L.A.'s water lifeline
    Los Angeles gets 88% of its water from three major aqueducts, flowing from the Colorado River, Owens Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. But as they make their way into the region, the aqueducts cross the San Andreas fault a total of 32...
  • DEEP Gives Water Diversion Plan Early Approval

    DEEP Gives Water Diversion Plan Early Approval
    MANSFIELD — A plan to bring up to 1.2 million gallons of water a day into Mansfield and the University of Connecticut received tentative approval from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Tuesday. The "Notice of Tentative...
  • The Harbor Report: As tide rolls out on 2014, a look back

    It's that time of year again, and like the tide that rolls in and out methodically, I was able to complete my weekly columns one after another. Over the last five years, we are now at 195. That's a lot of water coming in and out of our harbor, and I again...
  • Officials increase water allocations as rain hits, drought persists

    Officials increase water allocations as rain hits, drought persists
    The biggest storm of the rain season is fostering optimism among state officials, who increased 2015 water allocations this week in response to improving precipitation forecasts. On Monday, the Department of Water Resources announced that in 2015...
  • Storm drenches California, but it's only a drop in state's drought

    Storm drenches California, but it's only a drop in state's drought
    The first major Pacific storm of the season drenched much of California on Tuesday, slaking a parched and dusty region, but still leaving the state deep in a historic drought. The stream of subtropical moisture dropped more than an inch of rain over...
  • Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California

    Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis. The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
  • Sad news — group whose goal was to protect water disbands

    Sad news — group whose goal was to protect water disbands
    First of two parts. A death occurred on Nov. 13, and nobody even has noticed. The way things are now, they probably never will. That's the day the Alliance to Protect Water Resources, an activist group in south Lake, voted to disband, saying few...
  • House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto

    House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto
    The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a California drought bill, despite a veto threat from the Obama administration and its expected demise in the Senate in the final days before Congress adjourns. The 230-182 vote was largely a symbolic gesture in the...
  • Future growth makes water conservation vital: Editorial

    Future growth makes water conservation vital: Editorial
    Floridians got some encouraging environmental news recently. Over the past decade, we pumped less water out of the ground even as the state's population grew by nearly 3 million. Conservation was cited as one of several factors that afforded relief to our...
  • U.S. to limit energy development in George Washington forest in Virginia

    U.S. to limit energy development in George Washington forest in Virginia
    Oil and gas development will be limited in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision over an area that’s home to the headwaters of rivers that provide drinking water for the...