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September 2014 Drought News Release Archive

CDFA To Initiate Second Round Of Funding For The State Water Efficiency And Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

September 25, 2014 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will begin accepting applications on September 29, 2014 for a second round of funding for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP), authorized by emergency drought legislation (Senate Bill 103).
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Governor Brown Streamlines Relief Efforts for Families With Drinking Water Shortages Due to Drought

September 19, 2014 - Just days after signing historic legislation requiring sustainable groundwater management for the first time in California, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an executive order streamlining efforts to provide water to families in dire need as the extreme drought continues to grip the state.
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Governor Brown Signs Historic Groundwater Legislation

September 16, 2014 - Putting California communities on a path to become more resilient to water shortages, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed historic legislation to strengthen local management and monitoring of groundwater basins most critical to the state's water needs. "We have to learn to manage wisely water, energy, land and our investments," said Governor Brown. "That's why this is important."
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Urban Water Suppliers Report Progress On Conservation Measures

September 9, 2014 - California’s urban water conservation efforts for the month of July resulted in a seven and one-half percent drop, statewide, in urban water usage from a year ago, according to results of a survey of retail water suppliers released today by the State Water Resources Control Board.
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