California Drought Desk
- 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.
- Drought's Impact Hitting Sacramento Wildlife Hard, Despite Rain Program manager Anysia Avila says there’s no shortage of our region’s ailing furry and feathery friends. People drop off thousands of sick, orphaned and injured animals every year.
- Cal Fire Warns 29 Million Dead Trees From Drought Pose Fire Risk Images of the Fresno County foothills show the spread of tree death, and the reason Cal Fire has hired hundreds of new firefighters just to start fuel reduction.
- California Drought May Leave Pacific Salmon Scarce, Pricy This Summer Restrictions announced this week leave fisherman nearly half of the opportunity to catch salmon compared to last year, under the recommendations of an industry oversight body.
- California Congressman Questions State Water Releases At Lake Oroville, Shasta Dam Filling Lake Oroville to its highest capacity could run the risk of dam failure. Earthen dams like Oroville Dam are not meant to overflow. If water went over the top, it could damage the integrity of the structure as a whole.