Water Officials Vote To Extend California Drought EmergencyState water regulators voted to extend emergency conservation measures because of a drought, even though an increase in rain and snow this winter has improved California's snowpack.
California Eagerly Awaits Sierra Snowpack Runoff As It Hopes For More SnowAll this snowfall in the Sierra makes sledding fun and easy. the challenge is turning all this fresh powder into a use for the greater good.
Encouraging Results From First Sierra Snow SurveyOfficials in drought-stricken California say the water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack has measured 136 percent of normal for this time of year.
Governor Issues Mandatory Water Reductions For 1st Time In State HistoryDrought-stricken California will conduct its final manual snow survey on Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada - and the outlook isn't good.
Californians Meet Gov. Brown's Water-Use Target In DecemberThe state Water Resources Control Board says California has met Gov. Jerry Brown's 20 percent water use reduction target.
Satellite Images 1 Year Apart Paint Grim Picture Of Sierra SnowpackTwo photos, one taken on February 1, 2014 and another taken exactly a year later, show just how non-existent the Sierra snowpack is this year.
California's Second Snow Survey Set For ThursdayThe state Department of Water Resources says it expects to find below-normal snowpack when it carries out the winter's second survey in the Sierra Nevada.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeals To Lift Plan Protecting Delta SmeltCalifornia farmers struggling with drought say a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Monday that keeps strict water restrictions in place to protect a tiny, threatened fish has forced them to leave thousands of acres unplanted in the nation's most fertile agricultural region.
Snowpack Survey Reveals California Snow Depth Still Far Below AverageThe state’s first annual manual snowpack survey was conducted today and, as expected, found that although California has more snow now than this time last year, the snow water equivalent is still far below the average.
California Snow Survey Being Conducted TuesdayThe state Department of Water Resources is slated to do the winter's first manual measurement of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada.
Water Curtailments Expected Soon In California With summer approaching and California's snowpack measuring at a fraction of normal, state water managers are set to order farmers and other big water users to limit the water they take from rivers for the first time since 1977.
California Snowpack At 18 Percent Of Average With summer approaching state water managers say California's snowpack is at 18 percent of average for the date.