The brand-new state-of-the-art and environmentally green California Lottery building is one culprit. It used 26 percent more water in 2014 than the year before. Operations direct Terry Murphy blames an irrigation leak that went unchecked for four months.
The California Assembly has approved legislation protecting residents from fines if they do not water their lawn during the drought.
Some are wondering whether a pool is really worth it during a drought – but it may not be as bad as you think.
California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California’s 39 million people.
A broken fire hydrant shot water out for more than two hours early Thursday morning.
As California struggles with a devastating drought, huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – and the prime suspects are farmers whose families have tilled fertile soil there for generations.
California regulators are speeding up water-efficiency standards for faucets and urinals in response to the drought.
California’s water board said Tuesday that residents saved less water in February than in any other month since it began tracking conservation efforts last summer.
An unusually cold spring storm will bring heavy rain and hail to parts of Northern California on Tuesday and coat the mountains in snow – a welcome respite that will do little to ease the historic drought, forecasters say.
Determined to erase its spotty water conservation record, the wealthy coastal community of Newport Beach is among the cities preparing to crack down on water guzzlers and wasters in response to California’s worsening drought.
Forecasters say that welcomed rain and snow are falling in Northern California, but the wet weather will do little to ease a drought gripping the state.
Here’s a look at Brown’s plan for achieving an overall 25 percent cut in water use: