One year after California and Nevada resolved a long-standing feud over development around Lake Tahoe, John Laird, secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, arrived at a summit near the water’s edge Tuesday and said “peace is at hand.”

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A study by UC researchers has found that California has allocated at least five times more water rights than nature can deliver. The rivers under the most strain, the research indicates, are virtually all that drain into the Central Valley, including the Sacramento, Feather, Yuba, American, Mokelumne and San Joaquin rivers.
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Low water levels at Folsom Lake are causing an increase in air pollution from the $900 million Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project.
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A battle is brewing over water supplies in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. State and federal agencies that operate major California dams have asked for an investigation into whether Delta property owners are diverting too much water for their crops, effectively taking water that doesn’t belong to them.
The natural gas pipelines snaking under the Sacramento region likely leak a significant amount of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, scientists say.
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With a fish net in one hand and backpack in the other, UC Davis fish biologist Peter Moyle set out across the dry Sierra foothills Thursday to look for a fish he feared was destined for extinction because of drought.
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Capitol Hill and courthouse shadows will cloud the Lake Tahoe Summit that convenes Tuesday.
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The $7.5 billion water bond California voters will consider on the November ballot represents a compromise in an attempt to provide upgrades experts say are necessary for the state’s massive and crucial water systems. What do you think of the bond lawmakers settled upon?

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