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Millions in federal dollars aim to improve long-term water conservation
Millions in federal dollars aim to improve long-term water conservation

California is getting about $33 million in federal money for water recycling, irrigation improvements and other conservation projects in a new round of funding for water and energy efficiency projects in Western states. Few of the California projects, which are spread across the state, would provide immediate relief from the lingering drought. They are instead designed to boost local water supplies in the long-term and reduce farm irrigation losses. In total, 12 states are getting nearly $50 million, distributed through ongoing programs in the federal budget. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who announced the grants Wednesday in Los Angeles, said the amount is relatively...

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