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  • California snowpack hits record low

    California snowpack hits record low
    Even with the first significant storm in nearly two months dropping snow on the Sierra Nevada, Thursday's mountain snowpack measurements were the lowest for the date in more than a half-century of record keeping. At 12% of average for this time of year,...
  • Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says

    Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says
    EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
  • West Virginia spill criticism grows amid new fear over tainted water

    West Virginia spill criticism grows amid new fear over tainted water
    The top public health official in Charleston, W. Va., has added to widespread criticism of the decision to declare drinking water safe despite a critical lack of scientific data about the coal-washing chemical that spilled into the Elk River on Jan. 9....
  • Why not get tough on water use, California?

     Why not get tough on water use, California?
    To hear Gov. Jerry Brown tell it, California is in a "mega drought" — perhaps the worst dry spell it's ever known. So why does he keep calling for voluntary water conservation? The governor met with Southern California water officials Thursday...
  • California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries

    California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries
    Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety. The prospect of no deliveries from one of the...
  • Letters: Drought-busting starts locally

    Re "Drought offers opportunity," Column, Jan. 20 George Skelton makes many good points in his column on the drought, but in his zeal for building more reservoir storage, he overlooks significant advances in local water supply and management in his...
  • Only now does West Virginia firm say second chemical spilled in river

    Only now does West Virginia firm say second chemical spilled in river
    West Virginia regulators have ordered Freedom Industries to immediately disclose all materials involved in the recent spill that contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people, after the chemical company said there was a second chemical that entered...
  • We've come a long way in slaking SoCal's thirst

     We've come a long way in slaking SoCal's thirst
    Given the record dry weather in recent months, it is quite possible that Southern California will receive very little water from Northern California this year. Major reservoirs in the north are far below their normal levels for this time of year, with the...
  • Drought offers an opportunity to consider water policy

    Drought offers an opportunity to consider water policy
    SACRAMENTO — So it's official: We are in a serious drought. That means this: Next comes serious flooding. But we'll still be in a declared drought. That's just the nature of California weather patterns — and water politics. A drought...
  • West Virginia chemical company files for bankruptcy after leak

    West Virginia chemical company files for bankruptcy after leak
    Bombarded by lawsuits and under federal investigation, the chemical company that spilled a dangerous solvent into a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water of 300,000 people filed for federal bankruptcy protection Friday. Freedom Industries...
  • California declares drought emergency

    California declares drought emergency
    Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency in the state Friday, urging residents to cut water use by 20% and directing state agencies to take a range of steps to ease the effects of water shortages on agriculture, communities and fish and...