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California regulator rejects desalination plant despite historic drought

California regulator rejects desalination plant despite historic drought

COSTA MESA, California, May 12 (Reuters) – California regulators on Thursday rejected a $1.4 billion desalination plant on environmental grounds, causing a setback for Governor Gavin Newsom, who had backed the project as a partial solution to the state’s persistent drought. The California Coastal Commission voted 11-0 to reject a proposal by Poseidon Water, controlled …

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US Takes Unprecedented Steps to Replenish Lake Powell from the Colorado River

US Takes Unprecedented Steps to Replenish Lake Powell from the Colorado River

May 3 (Reuters) – (This May 3 story corrects conversion of acre-feet to 1.23 million litres, not 1.48 million litres, in paragraph 5) U.S. officials on Tuesday announced unprecedented measures to raise water levels in Lake Powell, a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River that is so low it is endangering hydroelectric power generation in …

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