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Rainstorms Wash Away Drought in More than 90 Percent of California

By   /  March 3, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

The report noted improved conditions in the San Joaquin Valley, the coastal range to Santa Barbara County and Southern California. “Basically, 95 percent of California was in some form of drought at this time last year,” said NBC4 forecaster Crystal Egger. “It’s incredible progress. We’ve had a fantastic season.” Santa Barbara County’s Lake Cachuma, which […]

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California Suspends Mandatory Water Use

By   /  May 20, 2016  /  State and National  /  No Comments

California on Wednesday suspended its mandatory statewide 25 percent reduction in urban water use, telling local communities to set their own conservation standards after a relatively wet winter and a year of enormous savings in urban water use. The new rules are a sharp change in policy for a state struggling to manage one of the […]

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