California Drought Desk
- With Drought Emergency Over, California Water Districts Worry New Rules May Be Too Restrictive Wasteful watering is still banned, but mandatory conservation is no longer in effect. Instead, it's been replaced with a new statewide water-efficiency plan.
- Manual Sierra Snowpack Measurement Comes In At 183% Of Average California water managers say the Sierra Nevada's most robust springtime snowpack in years could trigger flooding as it melts.
- Sacramento Man Evacuating From Flood Risk Hit With Drought Warning A man tells CBS13 that as he was evacuating out of concerns of flooding, the city of Sacramento hit him with a drought violation for wasting water.
- 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.