California Governor Jerry Brown warned businesses and residents that they would be cited if water restrictions were not followed during the drought.
It now exceeds them and is the only city in the country to receive a Class 1 rating from FEMA.
The county says it started noticing the people running out of water weren’t using the water for farms, they were using it for their homes.
State officials say California cities cut their water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding Gov. Jerry Brown’s statewide mandate to conserve.
A group of nonprofit organizations and businesses has started a crowdfunding campaign to assist families affected by the state’s drought and wildfires.
From a lush landscape to bone dry, the sight of Deer Creek makes Kathy Motz fighting mad.
Vineyards bustled with workers across Amador County on Friday as many scrambled to harvest grapes that were ready weeks before they should be.
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.
Mike Louden is retired and loves tinkering in his drought-resistant garden. But he says his roses are in jeopardy.
The colors and conditions usually don’t show up until October when the weather gets cooler. A tupelo tree with bright red leaves last week in Rancho Cordova is bare now.
City officials this week dumped the last 20,000 of 96 million black balls into the Los Angeles Reservoir in Sylmar, 25 miles northwest of downtown.