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Officials weighing fix for Hetch Hetchy tunnel

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s public utilities commission is deciding whether to rebuild or repair a key tunnel in the Hetch Hetchy water system that it says is in danger of collapse. San Francisco […]

08/14/2014

State Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, drinks from a bottle of water during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Lawmakers are expected to approve a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot and authorize billions in borrowing to pay for new reservoirs, groundwater cleanup and habitat restoration. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Lawmakers reach compromise on revamped water bond

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s legislative leaders say they have reached a compromise to place a revamped water bond on the November ballot. The amount of money dedicated to new reservoirs and other water storage […]

08/14/2014

With the Los Angeles skyline in the background, the Los Angeles River flows Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Lawmakers plan vote on new California water bond

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot and […]

08/13/2014

Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins drinks a glass of tap water after a news conference in Toledo, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water has been lifted, Collins announced Monday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Ohio water crisis: Threat isn’t going away soon

  TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The worry over another water emergency along Lake Erie is far from over. That’s because the algae that left behind toxins contaminating the drinking water of 400,000 people in Ohio […]

08/05/2014

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, a warning buoy sits on the dry, cracked bed of Lake Mendocino near Ukiah, Calif.  Despite recent spot rains The reservoir is currently only about 37 percent full.  California remans in the midst of an historic drought causing Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

CA drought: Water deliveries remain at 0 pending further study

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Water managers are determining if recent storms helped California’s dwindling water supplies enough to warrant increases in water deliveries to farms and thirsty cities. Meantime, the California Department of Water Resources […]

04/10/2014

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, a warning buoy sits on the dry, cracked bed of Lake Mendocino near Ukiah, Calif.  Despite recent spot rains The reservoir is currently only about 37 percent full.  California remans in the midst of an historic drought causing Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California drought bill targets homeowner association rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A bill moving through the Legislature protects people in homeowner associations from retribution if they take steps to reduce water use for landscaping. AB2104 passed the Assembly Thursday on a 71-1 […]

04/04/2014

President Barack Obama, center, speaks about the drought after touring a local farm in Los Banos, Calif., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, as from left, Michael Connor, commissioner of bureau of reclamation Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Obama, Maria Gloria Del Bosque of Empresas Del Bosque, Inc., Joe Del Bosque of Empresas Del Bosque, Inc., Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., listen. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: US must rethink water as climate changes

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — Warning that weather-related disasters will only get worse, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. must rethink the way it uses water as he announced new federal aid to help […]

02/14/2014

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Teen drowns in NY river after saving his sister, 7

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager has drowned in the Niagara River in Buffalo while trying to save his 7-year-old sister after she slipped into the water. Local media outlets report that the […]

06/04/2013

The Sierra Nevada mountain range in California

Water managers despair: snowpack 50% of normal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There’s more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.

03/28/2013

SF considers ways to curb water bottles

(AP) – San Francisco lawmakers are considering a law that would require new and renovated buildings with water fountains to install special bottle-filling taps. Board of Supervisors President David Chiu says the law is meant […]

07/13/2012

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