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Groundwater regulations headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

Santa Cruz Cardinals High School Football Field Dried Out

Santa Cruz High School football field dried out, unusable

The Santa Cruz Cardinals High School football team won't host one game this season since their field has dried up due to the record drought and deemed unsafe for use. 

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Businesses affected by drought encouraged to apply for disaster loans

Small, non-farm businesses in counties deeply affected by the ongoing drought are being encouraged to apply for disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

How much water is left

CA reservoirs only half full compared to last year in August

Every week U.S. forecasters update the national drought monitor, but with no rain in the forecast, California has stayed in the red for a while, making this an exceptional drought.

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Public financing bill for Monterey Pensinsula desal plant moves forward

A bill that would provide public financing for the Monterey Peninsula's desalination moved closer to passage Wednesday.

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In drought, California debates unregulated pumping

California lawmakers are looking at ending the state's status as one of the last in the West to start managing groundwater.

Carmel High School installs artificial turf

Carmel High estimates saving 800,000 gallons of water with new artificial turf field

School is back in session at Carmel High School, but this year it has a new look. The athletic field is now covered with artificial turf. It’s shiny, green, and a big water saver.

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California's DROPS program bring water conservation to schools

The State Water Resources Control Board has approved guidelines for a new program that will be reduce stormwater runoff at schools in California.

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