For the second time this year, federal officials are releasing additional water from a Northern California reservoir to combat a parasite that threatens to kill thousands of salmon in the drought-parched Klamath River.
Flanked by 10 staff members Wednesday, Santa Cruz Water Director Rosemary Menard trumpeted the need for a proposed five-year rate increase and drought-recovery fee to a room packed largely with empty chairs.
Even in its reduced and unlovely circumstances, the Salton Sea is the biggest lake in California. … Its champions declare that California needs to spend several billion dollars now to save the saltwater sea, or pay dozens of billions — $29 billion to $70 billion — down the road in lost economic values, lost environmental values and lost lives.
Right here in the capital, the scenic, 23-mile American River Parkway – a model for parkways across the nation – has lost nearly a tenth of its acreage so far this year to explosive wildfires in the heart of the city.
Drought in California today did what drought a generation ago could not – secure the passage of legislation that requires tighter controls on groundwater use in one of the few states without such measures.
Completing a process initiated four years ago, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration published new rules Tuesday that will make the safe disposal of surplus prescription medications easier for consumers.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today [Sept. 18] issued an emergency proclamation for El Dorado and Siskiyou counties due to the effects of the King and Boles fires, which have burned thousands of acres, destroyed homes and other structures and damaged critical infrastructure.
The Imperial Irrigation District has approved a half-million dollar settlement with landowners who have spent more than a decade suing the IID over its participation in the transfer of water out of the Imperial Valley.
After a deadly parasite was detected in a sample of lower Klamath fish for the first time since 2002’s massive fish die-off, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released emergency flows to the Trinity and lower Klamath rivers on Tuesday to prevent further spread.
From sweltering heat to heavy downpours and lightning storms, extreme weather will continue to plague the Southland on Wednesday as monsoonal moisture mixes with triple-digit temperatures, forecasters warned.