Len Ramirez says his rattlesnake removal business says this is one of the busiest year’s he’s seen in nearly 30 years.
The city’s one and only water source is lower than during the droughts in 1977 and 1992. It’s dropped to 69 feet below sea level.
California’s drought has not dried up the farms in Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys the way it’s destroyed farms south of Merced County. The league of California Cities Latino Caucus executive director said if you travel to Fresno and Tulare counties, it’s a very different landscape.
Last year’s event drew thousands to the Capitol Mall, and packed Downtown Sacramento with fresh food, from farmers and local restaurants featuring local produce.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $9.7 million in new drought aid for rural Californians.
In an attempt to get Californians to take the drought seriously, the state water board voted this week for mandatory outdoor watering restrictions that carry the threat of $500 fines.
Marie Levy has built her own water-saving system in El Dorado Hills from simple products you can find at any hardware store. She’s even figure out a way to reuse water more than once.
Californians increased water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.
The rules would prohibit the watering of landscaping to the point that runoff spills onto sidewalks or streets. Hosing down sidewalks, driveways and other hard surfaces would be banned along with washing vehicles without a shut-off nozzle.
If you’ve ever had the feeling you’re being watched while you water your lawn, there’s a good chance you are during this historic drought.
A new app developed by a UC Davis researcher is designed to help drought-conscious Californians aware of how much water they use when they shower.
Several outbuildings were burned, but fire fighters managed to save homes from a vegetation fire burning near Smartsville in Nevada County.