Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Summer of less?

MWD: Mandatory water rationing could start July 1

The San Vicente Dam has now reached its new full height of 337 feet. JOHN GASTALDO/San Diego Union-Tribune

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San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Metropolitan Water District is considering water rationing by summer unless statewide drought conditions radically improve. MWD considered varying scenarios Monday and concluded it may recommend allocating a limited supply per member agency. If the board approves the allocation plan at its April meeting, rationing would begin July 1.

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NorCal getting much more rain than Southland

San Jose Mercury News

Lots of issues divide Southern California and Northern California: The Dodgers vs. the Giants. Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley. Now, after this past weekend's soaking storms, there's a new difference emerging: the drought.

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California pledges to protect underground water

Associated Press

California is proposing broad changes in the way it protects underground water sources from oil and gas operations. State oil and gas regulators Monday released a plan they sent to the EPA last week for bringing the state back into compliance with federal safe-drinking water requirements.

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