Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a plan injecting $1 billion of water spending into California as it grapples with a historic drought.
A $1 billion water spending plan for drought-stricken California is heading to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Canals are currently dry, but Central Valley farmers will start pumping in water soon. But not everyone will need it, as some annual crops can survive a year without water. Others, including almond orchards and vineyards can’t.
California lawmakers are considering a plan to speed up more than $1 billion in water spending as the drought persists.
The level in the lake is currently where it should be this time of year, but water levels in the river below the dam are low. The river is home to the endangered steelhead trout, and the federal government wants to save the fish before the water gets too warm for it to live.
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon announced Friday that he and two senators will leave next Thursday for a 10-day trip to meet with Japanese government officials on transportation, clean energy and climate change.
Gov. Jerry Brown will announce new emergency drought legislation at a press conference on Thursday, his office announced Wednesday.
Over the past year, Roseville residents have consistently reduced their water use almost every month by about 20 percent, but the state still wants them to change how they do that.
Fleas can live year-round in California, but pet owners in our area say they’re seeing infestations like never before.
Restaurants statewide will no longer automatically offer water when the server comes to the table. Patrons will have to ask for it. Hotel guests can now ask housekeeping staff not to wash linens each day, and there are changes coming for lawn watering.
State water officials are poised to pass some tough water restrictions on Tuesday, including three major regulations likely to hit California residents.
The first priority is managing what water is left. Stricter regulations will be up for vote on Tuesday that will affect both the hotel and restaurant industry. Unless you ask for it, restaurants won’t be serving customers water, and hotels won’t change your sheets and towels daily.