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In drought, Californians lacking water meters let it flow
So strong was the belief that water was an inalienable right that several communities and cities promised never to install meters to measure water use - a jarring idea today in a state suffering from a prolonged drought and mandatory cuts to water consumption.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California water district challenges cutbacks in water for farms
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A water agency serving family farms in California's San Joaquin Valley breadbasket has sued the state over recent rules that demand cutbacks by farmers and others despite old and generally protected legal rights to pump from local rivers.
Saturday, June, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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US House votes to block Waters of the US rule
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with its Waters of the U.S. rule, which would expand the agency’s authority over bodies of water including small ponds, creeks, ditches and other occasionally wet areas.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - - News

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Obama administration issues new rules to protect water
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday issued new rules to protect streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, a step it said would help keep drinking water safe, but farmers and industry groups argued the regulation will be costly.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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In drought-stricken California, cities push back against steep water cuts
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Cities set to feel the brunt of California's mandated cutbacks in water use pushed back on Wednesday, calling a plan by regulators to demand reductions of as much as 35 percent in some communities unfair.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California halts 12 injection wells over water concerns
California oil drilling regulators have ordered operators of 12 underground injection wells in Kern County to halt injections out of fear that they could contaminate drinking water supplies.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California curtails some senior water rights due to drought
LOS ANGELES - California's water board curtailed senior water rights on Friday in the state's Delta, San Joaquin and Sacramento regions due to drought in the first move of its kind during the current drought, officials said.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California activists want water restrictions to include oil industry
SAN FRANCISCO - California should require oil producers to cut their water usage as part of the administration’s efforts to conserve water in the drought-ravaged state, environmentalists said on Wednesday.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Drought forces California into first mandatory rules to save water
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California water regulators on Tuesday adopted the state's first rules for mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the region's catastrophic drought enters its fourth year.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California drought not helping water funds, but stocks prosper
NEW YORK - The record California drought, now in its fourth year, is prompting fund managers to dive into the shares of water technology companies. Fund managers from T. Rowe Price, Janus, and Mairs & Power are among those that have increased their stakes in firms such as Ecolab Inc, Roper Technologies Inc and Flowserve Corp that make smart meters, efficient heaters, and software that helps restaurants, hotels and homeowners cut back on their water usage.
Friday, June, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Water level in reservoir formed by Hoover Dam dips to record low
The largest capacity reservoir in the United States has hit its lowest water level in history following years of severe drought that have dramatically reduced flows from the Colorado River, water managers said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California curtails some longstanding water rights over drought
LOS ANGELES - California's water board, facing a devastating four-year drought, on Friday curtailed some longstanding water rights for agriculture and other uses in Northern and Central California for the first time in nearly 40 years, officials said.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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ND might challenge water rule
The North Dakota Attorney General says “it is fair to assume” his state would join a legal challenge to new federal water rules that critics say are a regulatory overreach.
Tuesday, June, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Check pasture water for sulfates, nitrates
Recent rains have helped, but ranchers should continue to monitor water in pastures for too-high levels of salts and solids, says Karl Hoppe, area specialist in livestock systems at the North Dakota State University Research Extension Center in Carrington.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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China to ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries
BEIJING - China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country's water supply.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Conservation, solar pumps key to avert Middle East water crisis
ROME - Much of the Middle East and North Africa is set for acute water shortages and the region must do more to conserve water while expanding a series of pilot program including solar-powered water pumps, scientists and officials said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmers, conservationists split on Water of the U.S. rule
Conservation groups are mounting a campaign in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule. Meanwhile, farm leaders and Republicans in the House move bills to try to stop EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from proceeding with the rule on the grounds that it expands jurisdiction into bodies of water on farms.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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FAO: Over-consumption, climate change threaten food security, water supply
LONDON - There will be enough water to produce food for 10 billion people in 2050, but over-consumption and the impact of climate change threaten food security and water supplies in many regions, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Los Angeles transportation agency to cut water use by 20 percent
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County transportation agency, facing a catastrophic drought that has led the state to issue its first ever mandatory cutbacks in urban water use, has decided to reduce its water consumption by 20 percent by 2017.
Friday, June, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California governor orders 25 percent reduction in water usage statewide
PHILLIPS, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown, acting in the face of a devastating multiyear drought, ordered the first statewide mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday, directing cities and communities to reduce usage by 25 percent.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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