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State releases draft water conservation regulation for public comment

The State Water Resources Control Board released on Saturday its draft emergency regulation for executing Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 1 order calling for mandatory statewide water conservation of 25 percent.

Water Authority seeks alternatives to state board plans

The next month will result in considerable discussion at the San Diego County Water Authority, as it responds to the Metropolitan Water District vote Tuesday to cut water deliveries by 15 percent, and the State Water Resources Control Board's plans to enforce a mandate to cut water use by 25 percent.

California water supplier slashes summer deliveries

Cities and water districts serving 19 million people in Southern California, including the San Diego County Water Authority, face smaller water deliveries this summer under a plan approved by the region's water wholesaler in response to ongoing dry conditions.

Faulconer says city to get tougher on drought policies, water wasters

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HERO says program can save homeowners 25 percent of water use

Faulconer encourages participation in water conservation challenge

SD Water Authority says new state limits are already covered

State water board renews, expands emergency water regulations

State to weigh more emergency water rules

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Small farm operators discuss challenges at conference

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US Congress deadlines Calif. water studies

A House panel passed legislation this past week designed to speed up the federal government's study of five major water-storage projects in California.

California: No water diversions despite legal rights

About 1,500 farms and individuals in the Central Valley were ordered Thursday to stop taking water from rivers and streams for irrigation, the latest move by state regulators to save water amid intensifying drought conditions.

California says it's meeting water goal

California's state government reported meeting its own overall water conservation goal for 2014, though data released Wednesday showed half the agencies fell short of the 20 percent target while the drought worsened.

Mandatory water restrictions pit crops vs. lawns

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to exclude farms from water-use restrictions to counter the state’s historic drought has reignited tensions between homeowners who covet green lawns and pools and farmers who produce half the produce grown in the United States

Some of Calif.'s elite trading lawns for cactuses

James Burnett, a landscape architect hired to build a public garden on a 15-acre tract of the Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage dug his heels in the desert sand.

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