California Drought Desk
- Water District Accuses California Board Of Overstepping Bounds In Drought Investigation The State Water Resources Control Board has proposed a $1.5 million fine against the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, accusing it of pumping 675 million gallons of water from a channel in June
- California Regulators Propose Relaxing Water Conservation In Some Cities State regulators say they're considering relaxing conservation targets that have required some California communities to cut use by 25 percent during historic drought.
- Water Conservation Targets Could Be Extended Through October 2016 State regulators are expected to propose changes this week to California’s water conservation mandate that has required communities throughout the state to reduce use by 25 percent.
- As Storm Looms, Water Districts Discuss What To Do If California Drought Continues Wager agencies around the state met on Monday with many asking for the state to loosen its grip on how much residents need to cut back.
- Burst Pipe At Treasurer's Office Creates Second Big State-Owned Mess In 3 Months They didn’t want reporters inside the Treasurer’s building to see the mess, calling the California Highway Patrol to escort CBS13 cameras out, saying the public building wasn’t public at that time.
- Lake Tahoe Gearing Up For More Than Just Snow After Four Years Of California Drought It’s called the Ale Trail, and an interactive online map shows outdoor enthusiasts 20 cool trails and local brew houses near them.
- Sacramento Warning Residents To Check Trees Ahead Of Potentially Wet Winter Sacramento city forester Joe Benassini says the pre-emptive maintenance could be critical in what may be a very wet next few months.
- Folsom Tries To Make Most Of Watering Parks During Drought Lorraine Poggione with the parks department has been working on an experiment at Windsor Park, adding the soil moisture product Hydretain to different parts of the grass—the pellets help the grass hold onto water.