California Drought Desk
- Water Regulators Considering Whether To Lift California Water Restrictions Water regulators in California will consider Wednesday whether to extend conservation measures prompted by the lengthy drought - even though the state has seen one of its wettest winters in years.
- Sierra Snowpack Measures Heaviest In 22 Years The state's snowpack measured Thursday at a drought-busting 173 percent of average in the Sierra Nevada -- the highest measurement of its kind since 1995.
- Soggy January Hasn't Solved California's Groundwater Problems In Drought Water experts say what's happening above ground does not provide a full water picture. California's underground supplies remain far below normal.
- Californians Still Saving Water In Drought, But Not As Much SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Californians are still saving water despite the recent lifting of mandatory statewide conservation, but not as much as they were last year at the peak of the drought, water officials said Wednesday. Monthly figures showed water...
- California Allows Local Districts To Set Water Conservation Goals The plan by the State Water Resources Control Board in Sacramento allows local districts to compare their water supplies and demand then set savings goals into January.
- Court Upholds Sending Mojave Desert Groundwater To Southern California Homes The water will be pumped with about 34 new wells and sent on a 43-mile pipeline to the Colorado River aqueduct, which serves 19 million people in Southern California.
- Court Upholds Decision To Transfer Mojave Desert Groundwater To Urban Areas A California appeals court has upheld a decision to allow the transfer of Mojave Desert groundwater to homes and businesses in Southern California.
- California Could Ease Some Drought Restrictions, Cement Others The wet winter and spring have turned the grass and filled up our reservoirs, but the days of using as much water as we want have been long gone.