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USDA and Interior sign Central Arizona joint watershed restoration agreement

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PAYSON, Ariz. — The agreement is a pilot project of the Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership intended to reduce the risk of costly wildfires and their impact on western watersheds as part of the Climate Action Plan.


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NACWA and NMPF to sign Memorandum of Understanding

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WASHINGTON — The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) will come together in efforts to make watershed-level water quality improvements.


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USDA supplies conservation funds to Hurricane Sandy victims

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WASHINGTON — The funding will assist communities in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which raged through the Northeast coast on Oct. 29, 2012.


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Pacific Institute receives grant for California drought efforts

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards a $250,000 grant to support California drought research and response efforts.


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EPA to assist as on-scene coordinator in response to Ohio River oil spill

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CHICAGO — Operations are in progress to contain and clean up the oil spill along a 12 mile stretch of the river.


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USDA provides funds to boost water quality in Lake Erie

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WASHINGTON — USDA announced $2 million in conservation funds will be sent to Ohio to help apply preservation techniques to improve the quality of water.


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Severe flooding results in more than 100 deaths in Nepal

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NEPAL — In addition to the fatalities, 126 people are said to be missing as a result of the flooding.


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SFPUC passes new emergency outdoor irrigation restrictions

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SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) provides reliable, high quality drinking water to 2.6 million customers in San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda counties.


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Alleged Clean Water Act violations destroy rare vernal pool wetlands

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SAN FRANCISCO — More than 80 acres of rare vernal pool wetlands and streams in Tehama County, Calif., were destroyed in the alleged violations.


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Multinational company agrees to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations

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LENEXA, Kan. — Facilities storing large quantities of oil are required by the Clean Water Act to develop a Facility Response Plan (FRP) that outlines procedures for addressing “worst-case” discharges of oil.


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