Hayley Smith

environmental reporter for LA Times

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Designed to quickly channel water out to sea, the concrete waterway protects lives and property but limits how much rain percolates into groundwater reservoirs.

Much maligned LA River kept flooding catastrophe at bay

Designed to quickly channel water out to sea, the concrete waterway protects lives and property but limits how much rain percolates into groundwater reservoirs.

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While Gov. Newsom stopped short of calling the drought over, the state is rolling back several mandates as rivers and dams replenish.

CA water restrictions rolled back after winter rains

While Gov. Newsom stopped short of calling the drought over, the state is rolling back several mandates as rivers and dams replenish.

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More rain is on its way to the LA area this weekend. A new report shows the 2018 ballot measure to improve stormwater capture hasn’t had a big effect.

Efforts to improve LA stormwater capture have been slow, report says

More rain is on its way to the LA area this weekend. A new report shows the 2018 ballot measure to improve stormwater capture hasn’t had a big effect.

from Greater LA

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