With Drought Emergency Over, California Water Districts Worry New Rules May Be Too RestrictiveWasteful watering is still banned, but mandatory conservation is no longer in effect. Instead, it's been replaced with a new statewide water-efficiency plan.
Manual Sierra Snowpack Measurement Comes In At 183% Of AverageCalifornia water managers say the Sierra Nevada's most robust springtime snowpack in years could trigger flooding as it melts.
Sacramento Man Evacuating From Flood Risk Hit With Drought WarningA man tells CBS13 that as he was evacuating out of concerns of flooding, the city of Sacramento hit him with a drought violation for wasting water.
Water Regulators Considering Whether To Lift California Water RestrictionsWater regulators in California will consider Wednesday whether to extend conservation measures prompted by the lengthy drought - even though the state has seen one of its wettest winters in years.
Sierra Snowpack Measures Heaviest In 22 YearsThe state's snowpack measured Thursday at a drought-busting 173 percent of average in the Sierra Nevada -- the highest measurement of its kind since 1995.
Soggy January Hasn't Solved California's Groundwater Problems In DroughtWater experts say what's happening above ground does not provide a full water picture. California's underground supplies remain far below normal.
Californians Still Saving Water In Drought, But Not As Much
California Allows Local Districts To Set Water Conservation GoalsThe plan by the State Water Resources Control Board in Sacramento allows local districts to compare their water supplies and demand then set savings goals into January.
Court Upholds Sending Mojave Desert Groundwater To Southern California HomesThe water will be pumped with about 34 new wells and sent on a 43-mile pipeline to the Colorado River aqueduct, which serves 19 million people in Southern California.
Court Upholds Decision To Transfer Mojave Desert Groundwater To Urban AreasA California appeals court has upheld a decision to allow the transfer of Mojave Desert groundwater to homes and businesses in Southern California.
California Could Ease Some Drought Restrictions, Cement OthersThe wet winter and spring have turned the grass and filled up our reservoirs, but the days of using as much water as we want have been long gone.
Drought's Impact Hitting Sacramento Wildlife Hard, Despite RainProgram manager Anysia Avila says there’s no shortage of our region’s ailing furry and feathery friends. People drop off thousands of sick, orphaned and injured animals every year.
Cal Fire Warns 29 Million Dead Trees From Drought Pose Fire RiskImages of the Fresno County foothills show the spread of tree death, and the reason Cal Fire has hired hundreds of new firefighters just to start fuel reduction.
California Drought May Leave Pacific Salmon Scarce, Pricy This SummerRestrictions announced this week leave fisherman nearly half of the opportunity to catch salmon compared to last year, under the recommendations of an industry oversight body.
California Congressman Questions State Water Releases At Lake Oroville, Shasta DamFilling Lake Oroville to its highest capacity could run the risk of dam failure. Earthen dams like Oroville Dam are not meant to overflow. If water went over the top, it could damage the integrity of the structure as a whole.