California's Sierra Snowpack Below Average Despite Recent StormsRecent storms have boosted California’s vital Sierra Nevada snowpack but not enough to fully compensate for a dry start to winter and residents should use water wisely, a st
DWR Says Oroville Dam Main Spillway Won't Be Used This WeekCalifornia Department of Water Resources officials said Sunday that the lake level stayed below 800 feet (244 meters) and inflows are now tapering off.
Experts: Coming El Niño May Be Historic, But Don't Count On Drought-BusterFederal meteorologists say the current El Niño is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years.
Drought Blamed For Making Delta Saltier From San Francisco Bay WaterState officials say they are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco Bay pushes inland.
Farmers Press Lawmakers For More Water Storage ProjectsState lawmakers’ proposal to build new water storage for the first time in decades died Monday afternoon.
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.
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.
Receding Lake Oroville Waters Leave Artifacts Exposed For LootersJana Frazier with the Department of Water Resources is happy to show off tribal and Gold Rush artifacts at the Lake Oroville Visitors Center. But she’s worried about artifacts that can be found in a lower-than-normal Lake Oroville.
Delta Tunnels Project Heads To State High CourtThe California Supreme Court is set to decide if the state must buy thousands of acres of private property to perform preliminary tests for two massive water tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Water Picture Improves For Some California TownsList of rural water systems with less than 2 months supply falls from 17 to 3.
Feds To Ease Cutbacks, Giving California Farmers More WaterDrought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.
NASA Turns Research To California DroughtNASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state's record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.
Crews Prepare For Wet Winter With Flash Flood TrainingThe rivers were calm on Thursday, but with a wet winter looming, crews readied for potential flash floods.
Fairfield Fire: Search For Fence Owner At Center Of Dispute Hits Dead End Hicks says the answer to who owns the fence starts decades ago when the homes were first built. There was flooding behind the homes and the state stepped in.
Final Survey Reveals Calif. Snowpack 17 Percent Of NormalCalifornia's last snow survey of the season is bad news for the millions of state residents who rely on the snowpack for their water.