State Water Officials Preparing To Make Emergency Cutbacks To Growers And RanchersAs California's drought worsens, state water officials are preparing to take emergency action to conserve.
Yolo County Residents Urged To Conserve Water Due To Extreme Drought ConditionsYolo County residents and businesses are being urged to conserve water immediately due to ongoing extreme drought conditions within unincorporated areas of the county, officials announced on Friday.
Adding To State Water Woes, Illegal Pot Growers In Nevada County Steal Water Anywhere They Can Get ItAs if California's dire dry season wasn't already difficult, thieves are making matters even worse. Illegal pot growers are stealing water anywhere they can get it.
Concerns From Salmon Advocate Group Grow As CDFW Sees Potential 'Near-Complete Loss Of In-River Juveniles'You’ve seen salmon in the river, on a fishhook, or on a dinner plate, but there’s potential for the salmon population to be severely impacted in the Sacramento River.
Waterfowl Across Sacramento Region Threatened By California DroughtThe future of millions of waterfowl that visit the region each fall could be up in the air if dry conditions continue.
Gov. Newsom Asks Californians To Voluntarily Cut Water Use By 15%Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking Californians to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15% as Western states weather a drought that is rapidly emptying reservoirs relied on for agriculture, drinking water and fish habitat.
Water Is Disappearing In The West -- And Not Just During The SummerSkiers and snowboarders pray for snow so they can shred the slopes. Climatologists and hydrologists have an entirely different and more critical reason to cross their fingers for the "white gold."
Lake Oroville Expected To Fall So Low That A Hydro-Power Plant Will Shut Down For First Time EverWater in a key Northern California reservoir will fall so low this summer that its hydroelectric power plant will be forced to shut down for the first time, officials said Thursday, straining the state's already-taxed electric grid.
Low River Levels To Blame For ‘Earthy’ Taste To Sacramento Tap Water, City SaysDoes your tap water taste a little off right now? Sacramento city leaders say the drought is probably to blame.
Lake Oroville’s Water Woes Could Turn Into Power ProblemIt’s another sign of how extreme this summer’s drought is shaping up to be. California is now forecasting Lake Oroville could hit a record low level, not seen in nearly half a century.
California's Reservoirs Ravaged By Drought Ahead Of Hot SummerWhile droughts are common in California, this year's is much hotter and drier than others, evaporating water more quickly from the reservoirs and the sparse Sierra Nevada snowpack that feeds them. The state's more than 1,500 reservoirs are 50% lower than they should be this time of year.
California Wildfires Have Already Burned 5x More Land Than Last Year — And Drought Conditions Could Make Things WorseWildfires have burned roughly 14,000 acres in California this year as a deepening drought grips the Southwest -- more than five times the acreage charred by the same time last year.
‘Better Safe Than Sorry’: First Responders Stress Life Jacket Use Along Area Waterways As Memorial Day ApproachesLocal authorities are ramping up for a busy boat and swim season in preparation for Memorial Day. But, post-pandemic, they say there are a couple more factors that could make cooling off more dangerous.
Folsom Lake Levels Continue To Drop Amid Drought Emergency, Push For Water ConservationNow, there’s a push from the Regional Water Authority for its 20 water providers that serve about 2 million people in the Sacramento region to shift to using more groundwater than surface water to reduce reliance on Folsom Lake and the Lower American River.
Monitor: All Of California In Moderate Drought Or Worse For First Time Since 2014Drought conditions intensified in parts of California over the past week, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday.