Work has begun on building a barge that would supply Folsom with drinking water if water levels get so low the current system doesn’t function.
DroughtRelief.org is hoping to serve between 25 and 50 families through its campaign, but those who need the water have to meet an income requirement.
The lake has long stood as one of the most troubling symbols of California’s four-year drought, but with new projected outflows, it could be in deeper trouble.
Fish and Wildlife officers have recently joined local narcotics teams in inspecting pot farms that are allegedly draining a half million gallons of water a day from Northern California’s Eel River as part of a unique state effort to identify growers willing to work with authorities to monitor water use and environmental effects from marijuana cultivation.
Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard.
From a lush landscape to bone dry, the sight of Deer Creek makes Kathy Motz fighting mad.
The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California’s drought including a recent bear attack, mountain lion sightings and an uptick in orphaned animals.
The carcasses of salmon, trout and more than a dozen other newly extinct native species lie in dry streambeds around California.
Vast areas of California’s Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.
After years of drought, he says about 25 percent of the city’s redwoods are “under stress” and outgrowing their space.
A barge made up of a few large floating platforms linked together with pumps links to the city of Folsom are part of a plan they hope to not use.
Federal meteorologists say the current El Niño is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years.