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.
Is California's Godzilla El Nino-That-Wasn't Giving Way To La Nina?The National Weather Service says the extreme tropical temperatures that broke records early this year have tapered off. They say it’s showing signs of a shifting to the Pacific’s other phase, La Nina.
California Misses Water Conservation TargetOfficials say residents of drought-plagued California fell just short of the state's mandated water conservation target in February.
California Ponders Future Of Water ConservationTaking a regional approach to saving water in California's drought, state regulators suggest relaxing or dropping conservation orders for El Nino-soaked Northern Californians, while keeping in place strict rules for residents of drier Southern California.
California Districts Find Ways To Get By Without Federal Water AllotmentsThe East Stockton Water District and the Central San Joaquin Conservation District won’t be getting their allotments because the New Melones Reservoir was at 42 percent of its average.
California Farms Receive Mixed Water AllotmentsFederal officials say farmers in Northern California can expect to receive all of their requested water deliveries this year, while those to the south will likely receive a fraction.
Is California's Drought Over? Strong Winter Means Relief, Not CureWithout the promise of rain or an El Niño next year, Lund says we have to act like we are in a drought even if we're not.
Improved California Spring Snowpack Won't End DroughtState drought surveyors will trudge through deep snow Wednesday to manually measure what could be close to a normal Sierra Nevada snowpack for this time of year.