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58 percent of California in highest drought rank

Federal drought monitors say 58 percent of California now is locked in their highest category of drought.


Santa Clara Valley water district mulls hiring 'water cops'

A San Francisco Bay Area water district is set to vote on the hiring of "water cops" to issue fines to people caught wasting water.


Thousands in water fees forgiven at Santa Cruz water school

So-called water wasters are heading back to school, for a chance to have expensive bills forgiven.


Santa Cruz Water Supply Advisory Committee seeking public input

The Water Supply Advisory Committee in Santa Cruz is seeking public input on what the committee should be evaluating.


Washington gives $9.7 million in new drought aid for California

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $9.7 million in new drought aid for rural Californians.

Homeowner installs artificial grass to save water money

Monterey homeowner installing artificial grass to save water, money

The newest numbers from the California drought monitor show 82 percent of the state is in extreme drought. Now, homeowners on the Central Coast are taking some extreme measures to save time and eventually money.

California issues water waste fines

Monterey Peninsula prepared for stiff water waste fines

Steep fines are coming as a result of California's drought.

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