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Bettina Boxall

Bettina Boxall covers water issues and the environment for the Los Angeles Times. She shared the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting with colleague Julie Cart for a five-part series that explored the causes and effects of escalating wildfire in the West. She began her journalism career as a photographer at a small Texas daily and reported for newspapers in Vermont and New Jersey before joining The Times in 1987.
State water board demands more water for fish

California regulators Wednesday adopted standards that would force San Francisco and several big San Joaquin Valley irrigation districts to give some of their river supplies back to the environment.

Metropolitan Water District approves Colorado River shortage plan

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California agreed to Colorado River delivery cuts if a shortage is declared on the drought-plagued river. Arizona and other water districts still have to approve the plan, making it unlikely it will be finalized this year.

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