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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1990 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California are scheduled to vote today on staff and committee recommendations to impose the first mandatory water rationing here since the drought of 1976-1977. If approved, the staff-proposed cutbacks, ranging from 5% for overall residential consumption to 20% for agricultural use, probably would be imposed beginning in February. How the mandatory rationing would affect individual customers has yet to be determined.
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March 6, 1991 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a first, tentative step, the president of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power board on Tuesday brought his pitch for a statewide water policy to the capital of anti-Southern California sentiment. Water and Power Commission President Michael Gage told an audience of Commonwealth Club members several times that if the Berlin Wall can come down, Northern and Southern California can discuss water issues. "We were skeptical of (Soviet President Mikhail S.
NEWS
December 20, 1996 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
With Los Angeles already facing the possibility of losing 13% of its water supply from the eastern Sierra Nevada, Southern California was told Thursday by the federal government to cut back substantially on its dependence on another major water source--the Colorado River. In a speech to officials of the seven states that draw from the Colorado, U.S.
NEWS
April 26, 1991 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With surging population growth threatening to overburden a dwindling water supply, Southern California urban users must obtain a share of the water now used by the state's powerful agricultural industry, the general manager of the Metropolitan Water District said Thursday.
NEWS
July 14, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pushed by outside critics and embarrassed by at least $220 million in cost overruns for their high-profile reservoir project, directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Tuesday approved the most massive reorganization in the agency's 71-year history. Without a dissenting vote, the directors decided to give new General Manager Ronald R. Gastelum broad authority to appoint new managers, transfer others and reorganize the agency from top to bottom.
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November 21, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS and JENNIFER TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a light blanket of early snow fell on highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada, concerned water officials were warning Tuesday that even a season of heavy rain and snowfall may not relieve California completely from the effects of four years of drought.
NEWS
August 10, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another sign of change roiling the water industry, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California appears ready to take the plunge into the free market as a buyer of water. Although it may be a long time before water stocks are as hot as Internet stocks or water futures are hawked with the fury of pork belly futures, Metropolitan is prepared to help hasten a "water market," with profits to be made by private sellers and water flowing to the highest bidder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2000 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the timeless battle over water in Southern California, it represented a mere droplet in a murky legal sea. But the ripple effect from a little-noticed policy shift could help smooth the way for eventual construction of the largest development ever approved in Los Angeles County.
NEWS
March 21, 1990 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted with the fourth consecutive year of drought, officials of Southern California's largest water agency are calling for mandatory water conservation measures in Los Angeles and more than 300 communities stretching from the Mexican border to Ventura County. The giant Metropolitan Water District, projecting that supplies could fall short of demand by up to 12% in the coming year, is urging its member communities to adopt ordinances to restrict water consumption.
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