California's Water Use Up Dramatically, Even As Drought Takes HoldWater use in California jumped nearly 19% in March compared to 2020 as residents defied pleas for conservation from Gov. Gavin Newsom and other authorities amid a severe drought.
California Drought Deepens After Record Dry Months; Snowpack At 38%California is experiencing one of the driest starts to spring in decades, data showed Friday, and absent a heavy dose of April and May showers the state's drought will deepen and that could lead to stricter rules on water use and another devastating wildfire season.
Experts: ‘Drought’ May Be Insufficient To Capture What Is Happening In The WestAs the American West continues into its 22nd year of a parching megadrought, officials at the federal government's top water resource management agency are trying to plan for an uncertain and unprecedented time for the nation's largest reservoirs.
Amid Drought, California Advances Big New Reservoir ProjectAmid a severe drought, California regulators on Wednesday voted to advance what could be the state's first major new water storage project in decades, despite warnings from tribal and environmental groups that it would hasten the extinction of multiple species of salmon.
Rain Back In The Forecast For California Next WeekParts of drought-stricken California may get some rain next week, forecasters said Friday.
How Did Sunday's Storm Affect California's Drought?UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences Professor Jay Lund says we have a long way to go to make up for years of drought.
California Struggles To Conserve Water Amid DroughtCalifornians failed to significantly cut back their water consumption in July, state officials announced Tuesday, foreshadowing some difficult decisions for Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration as an historic drought lingers into the fall.
CBS News Poll: Californians Are Concerned About Climate Change After Extreme Summer WeatherAs Californians stagger through another summer of extreme weather, A CBS News poll finds that less than half of residents who weighed in say they feel the impact of climate change.
Woman Drowns At Shrinking Folsom Lake, Leaving Young Nephew Alone on ShoreStrangers were able to help the little boy to safety
Scientists: Triple-Digit Temperatures Accelerating Evaporation Of Critical Water ResourcesThis heatwave is bad news for an already bad drought in California, say scientists.
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.
Sacramento Issues ‘Water Watch,’ Asks People To Cut Use By 10%The City of Sacramento is urging residents to start cutting back on their water usage at it stares down a shortage.
Lake In Rockville Hills Regional Park Drying UpThe city of Fairfield tells CBS13 the lake is natural and relies solely on rainwater and runoff to fill up.
California Farmers Told Drought Could Cut Off Their WaterThousands of Central California farmers were warned Tuesday that they could face water cutoffs this summer as the state deals with a drought that already has curtailed federal and state irrigation supplies.
Nearly 2 Million NorCal Residents Are Already Under A Water Shortage EmergencySome Northern California residents, from those living by the Bay to those living on lake houseboats, are coming under threat as a severe drought continues to intensify.