A firefighter holding a hose stands in a scorched landscape at the Warm Fire on August 16 in the Angeles National Forest north of Castaic.  More wildfires could be in store for the state if the drought continues, according to a new study.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

New Study Paints Bleak Picture For California If Drought Lasts

The carcasses of salmon, trout and more than a dozen other newly extinct native species lie in dry streambeds around California.


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1 Arrested After Vehicle Hits Water Main In South Sacramento

Water was sent shooting high into the air in South Sacramento on Monday morning after a car crashed into a pipe.


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North Highlands Neighborhood Says HOA Abruptly Locked Water Spigots, Citing Costs

Mike Louden is retired and loves tinkering in his drought-resistant garden. But he says his roses are in jeopardy.


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Gov. Brown Signs Law Preventing Fines For Yellow Lawns During Drought

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to protect California residents who let their lawns go brown during the drought.


BERLIN - JANUARY 12:  Water flows from a bathroom tap January 12, 2007 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Water Rates Rise As California Cities Lose Money In Drought

Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding higher rates and drought surcharges.


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Why Are Street Sweepers Still Using Water In California Drought?

It’s the same reason you see crews spraying down construction sites—they have to keep the air as clean as possible.


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Neighboring Water District Agrees To Sell Water To Mountain House

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District board voted 4-0 to sell water to the community just west of Tracy through the end of the calendar year.


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Stockton Water District Plans To Release Water, But Farmers Say They Don’t Want It

Farmer Paul Sanguinetti’s field behind his house would normally have tomatoes, but there’s a different plant now—tumbleweeds. He didn’t plant the field so he could conserve water this year.


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Drought Has Thieves Stealing Water Like It’s Liquid Gold

Police are warning for businesses and residents to start locking up their taps. California’s drought has gotten so bad, people are stealing water.


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Sacramento Considering Lifting Ban On Artificial Turf

Faced with a fourth year of drought, Sacramento city leaders are considering lifting the city’s ban on synthetic turf in front yards.


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Study: Half Of Children Not Getting Enough Water

Water was a hot commodity on a playground in Friday’s triple-digit weather. While parents said they aim to keep their children hydrated, a new Harvard study says more than half of American children and teens aren’t.


Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

Citing Its Ample Water Supply, Riverside Sues State Over Water Restrictions

The city of Riverside has sued a state agency over water restrictions to combat the drought, claiming the rules are unfair because the city has ample groundwater supplies.