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39 min ago | The Washington Post

Puerto Rico to seek US aid for moderate drought

Puerto Rico's acting governor says he plans to declare a state of emergency to allow the U.S. territory to apply for federal aid to deal with abnormally dry conditions in the island's southern and central regions.

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1 hr ago | NBC Dallas

Co. Paints Drought-Stricken Lawns

Los Gatos-based Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water.

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5 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Drought-busting El Ni o status announced Thursday

The end to our drought could be months away, as NOAA is scheduled to announce the status of this year's potential El NiA o on Thursday.

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10 hrs ago | Voice of America

Water Cop Enforces Laws As California Drought Persists

California is in the middle of a serious drought that is forcing the state to reduce its water supply to farmers.

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14 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

California hopes fines up to $500 slow water waste

Cuketieh, a 35-year-old welder living at the Glendale home, said conservation is necessary, but he chafed at the maximum fine.

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Related Topix: California, Sacramento, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters

Wed Jul 09, 2014

NBC Los Angeles

Drought Creates Extreme Fire Danger, Low Water Reserves

Lake Mathews in Riverside County can hold 182,000 acre feet of water at full capacity.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Riverside County, CA, Lytle Creek, CA, San Bernardino County, CA

Reuters

BLT costs harder to swallow with U.S. pig virus, drought

The cost to produce a BLT, America's favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad crops in California.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Star-Telegram.com

Ranchers taking advantage of USDA disaster program

Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Blizzard, Weather, Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters

Ennisdailynews.com

Wichita Falls treats wastewater for drinking

A North Texas city dealing with extreme drought has begun treating wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

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KMIZ

Breakfast takes a bigger bite out of your wallet

If you're keeping a closer eye on your pocket book, you're feeling a pinch when you go to the grocery store.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

ABC News

Port Macquarie Hastings council fears the region is heading into drought

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is worried the region is heading into drought and keeping a close eye on river levels as the prolonged dry spell continues.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Fresno Bee

California board considers fines for water wasters

The State Water Resources Control Board next week is scheduled to consider draft emergency regulations made public Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Sacramento, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

TwinCities

Water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead drop to new low

Drought in the southwestern U.S will deplete the vast Lake Mead on the Colorado River this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Las Vegas, NV, Boulder City, NV

Patch.com

New Commercial Campaign Urges You to Conserve Water Even More

Southern California's water-management agency began running commercials on television and radio this week, urging residents to save water in the face of a prolonged drought.

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KRCR

Drought has huge impact on fire season

The drought has had a huge impact on the 2014 fire season. The 2013-2014 rain season wrapped up on June 30, ending as the second driest on record, back to 1893.

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Daily Kos

Kitchen Table Kibitzing - 7.7.14 The Drought just got totally REAL

The drought in California just got real in Paradise. Paradise Irrigation District is "very concerned."

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Merced Sun-Star

First drought of many?

When my family moved to our 20-acre ranch northwest of Merced in 1957, the well we drew our water from was 50 feet deep.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Merced, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

California restricts public access to water well records

A decades-old law barring the public from viewing records of water wells throughout California is drawing criticism amid the state's drought from those who believe the information locked away could help scientists and water policy specialists better protect the groundwater supply.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Sacramento, CA, Visalia, CA

The Modesto Bee

Pond could work wonders to help Tuolumne County through drought

Most years, if someone emailed you a press release extolling the completion of a 26.2 acre-foot reservoir, the response might be "LOL! Where's the Epsom salts?" But in a drought, every gallon counts.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tuolumne County, CA, Natural Disasters, Tuolumne, CA, Columbia, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Whittier Daily News

California drought: In-N-Out, Chipotle raising prices due to rising food costs

Despite In-N-Out Burger's recent price increase, there's little evidence of lunchtime customers changing their habits as Johnny Jaramillo takes orders on Thursday at the In-N-Out Burger on San Bernardiono Road in West Covina.

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Related Topix: Dining, Weather, California, Natural Disasters, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

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