Man Accused Of Illegally Diverting Water From Tuolumne River For BusinessThe State Water Resources Control Board has issued a complaint and a cease and decease order against a man accused of diverting more water than he was allowed Tuolumne County.
California Says Water Use Fell By 27 Percent In JuneCalifornia says water use fell by 27 percent in June, passing governor's conservation target.
Proving Illegal Water Grabs Tough In California's DroughtCalifornia's vast network of reservoirs, canals and rivers is among the world's most engineered water systems, but it is tough to prove when water is illegally siphoned because of sparse metering, infrequent reporting and a complex web of tens of thousands of water rights.
California Proposes $1.5 Million Fine For Water District Accused Of Illegally Taking Water During DroughtThe California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought.
California Water Districts Face Billion-Dollar Loss As Drought Conservation Cuts IncomeWith many cutting their water use by more than 25 percent, they’re paying less on their water bill, which means less for water districts who rely on that money to keep their systems operating.
State Water Agency Considers Pricing Overhaul To Save In DroughtCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown called for an overhaul in water pricing as part of his sweeping drought order, and regulators on Wednesday will discuss how to best do that in light of legal questions over rates designed to encourage conservation.
California: Record Water Savings Shows Big Cuts PossibleWater use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.
Irrigation District Sues State Water Resources Control Board Over Drought RestrictionsA judge will rule whether the Banta-Carbona Irrigation District in Tracy can continue taking water from the San Joaquin River without getting fined.
State: Decision On Possible Senior Water Rights Cuts Coming Next WeekThe rights go back to Gold Rush days. It’s first-come, first-served for the rights holders when it comes to taking water. The state has never ordered cuts to senior water rights holders.
State Water Resources Board Paints Bleak Picture Of Conservation In California DroughtThere are no mincing words about how bad the drought is, and now cities will have to cut back water usage anywhere from 4 to 36 percent compared to 2013 usage.
State's Drought Conservation Plan To Be Revised TodayCalifornia regulators are revising the state's plan for saving water with mandatory water-use reduction targets across the state.