More quakes rattle Salton Sea area

A swarm of earthquakes continued to shake the Salton Sea area Monday night.


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Official: Californians netted strong water savings in July

Officials say residents of drought-stricken California kept up water conservation despite long, hot days near the peak of summer.

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Indio Water Authority to allow outdoor watering all week

Another Coachella Valley water utility is easing outdoor water conservation restrictions based on local and state water supply conditions.

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DWA to allow extra watering days this summer

Officials with the Desert Water Agency are loosening the nozzle on their outdoor watering schedule as the Coachella Valley begins to warm up significantly.

Californians beat drought-time conservation target for April

Residents of drought-stricken California beat targets for mandatory water conservation in April.

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Palm Desert man receives bill for 44,000 gallons of water he says he didn't use

"CBS local 2 Stands for You", so we took a stand for a Palm Desert man who asked us to look into his concerns over his water bill..  He says the Coachella Valley Water District is charging him for thousands of gallons water he claims he didn't use.

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Drought regulations easing up in the Coachella Valley?

Local water districts may gain control over how much water you need to save in your daily use

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Governor says drought demands long-term conservation standards

On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown declared the need for a long-term conservation strategy as drought conditions persist in many areas of the state, including Riverside County.

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Desert Water Agency shares water saving tips

Official with the Desert Water Agency talks about water saving tips and safety measures during an emergency in the Coachella Valley, on KESQ News at 12PM.

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Keep your water safe from theft

News Channel 3 responded to various social media reports claiming that some homeless people are taking water from private water taps in Desert Hot Springs. 

Improved California spring snowpack won't end drought

State drought surveyors will trudge through deep snow Wednesday to manually measure what could be close to a normal Sierra Nevada snowpack for this time of year.

CVWD to hold first of several water rate hike workshops

Water district says new revenue would address drought and compliance with costly new state water standards

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Decision time for California governor's big water project

Brown wants two 35-mile tunnels to carry water south from Northern California's Sacramento River. The water project would be the biggest in California in a half-century.

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DWA steps up to enforce water waste restrictions

The Desert Water Agency adopted a new ordinance to better enforce the water use restrictions during the California drought.

State surveyors will travel up the Sierra Nevada mountains to measure state's snowpack

The Department of Water Resources will conduct the survey Tuesday in Echo Summit in the Central Sierra, which includes Lake Tahoe.

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CVWD lowers conservation mandate for water customers

On Tuesday, the Coachella Valley Water District's Board of Directors approved a change in drought budgets for domestic water customers after the state adjusted its overall conservation target.

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Local water agencies post new conservation mandates

The State Water Resources Control Board has adopted a new Emergency Regulation for Statewide Urban Water Conservation which extends and modifies the previous regulation through October.

California misses mark for saving water 2 months running

State officials say residents of drought-weary California in November missed their 25 percent water conservation mandate for a second month running.

Drought may have impacted local Christmas tree supply

The first day of December can be a busy one for Christmas tree farmers -- many of whom come from out of state. The state of Oregon may not be in a drought, but as Samantha Cortese reports, the lack of rain may have impacted our Christmas tree supply here in the desert, and throughout California.

CVWD drought penalties & irrigation restrictions go into effect

New water restrictions go into effect Dec. 1 for CVWD customers.

Official: California water savings take a dip in October

State officials say October's water conservation figures for drought-stricken California are less impressive than in past months.