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A proposal that federal officials said was intended to simplify federal water laws has instead been interpreted to do the opposite – and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scrambling to defend itself to agriculture and other industries.
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The city of Sacramento currently limits residents to running their lawn sprinklers two days a week, which should be enough to keep lawns alive and green, experts say. But ignoring watering restrictions could lead to firmer limits if it doesn’t rain soon.
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Inside a government warehouse along a noisy freeway in West Sacramento is a set of metal shelves holding more than 100 carefully labeled cardboard boxes. Inside those boxes are tens of thousands of state records that could help scientists and water policy specialists better understand and protect California groundwater.

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