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December's rains weaken drought's hold

After the recent bout of rainfall, California now has 45 percent more precipitation than it normally accumulates by this point in the rainy season and San Diego has received more than twice its average amount, signaling that the state’s long-running drought may be nearing an end, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Water Resources.

Australian water leader offers strategies to address drought

An Australian water leader outlined strategies Wednesday that helped parts of his country confront the so-called Millennium Drought and could be helpful as California faces its own water shortage.

GOVERNMENT

Governor appoints three to regional water quality control board

Gov. Jerry Brown announced this week three appointments to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, including the re-appointment of San Diego resident Tomas Morales and the new appointments of Trabuco Canyon resident Betty Olson and Gary Strawn of Santee.

Australian leaders to speak about drought at water conference

Council approves water recycling agreement

Council to vote on water recycling agreement

Water use in county rose during hot October

Gov. Brown rallies support in San Diego for Props. 1 and 2

MANAGEMENT

Birch Aquarium names interim director

San Diego adopts mandatory water limits

Other Water Headlines:

EPA to update fish consumption water rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it plans to come up with updated water quality standards for Washington partly tied to how much fish people eat -- in case the state doesn't do it by next year.

December's rains weaken drought's hold

After the recent bout of rainfall, California now has 45 percent more precipitation than it normally accumulates by this point in the rainy season and San Diego has received more than twice its average amount, signaling that the state’s long-running drought may be nearing an end, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Water Resources.

Calif's dry lakes have room for rain

An optimist would look at California’s dry reservoirs and say, cheerfully, that the lakes are half empty.

California needs 17M Olympic swimming pools

California would need enough water to fill 16.7 million Olympic-sized swimming pools to recover from its historic drought, NASA scientists using satellite data estimate.

California Would Need Five More Super Storms to Quell Drought

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- A slow-moving storm causing flooding and power outages in northern California would need to be replicated at least five more times for meteorologists to declare an end to the state’s historic drought.

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