Protracted drought over the last four years and nagging uncertainty over how Lake Powell will fare in 2016 are prompting a cash-for-conservation program to test how much water can be saved in the Colorado River.
When Gov. Jerry Brown announced sweeping mandatory reductions in water use last spring, some questioned whether the California dream was over. But since then, cities across the state have adapted to the drier new reality by reshaping the way they operate.
More than 300 farmers, workers and elected officials from throughout the Valley gathered Friday at Rojas Pierce Park in Mendota to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to call a special legislative session to deal with California’s water crisis.
This is a valley [Coachella Valley] that water built. … Few places in California better symbolize the tension over the urge to grow and the growing thirst for diminishing water — the focus of the latest installment of this newspaper’s ongoing series, “A State of Drought.”
Long gone are the luxury boats that drew stars inland from Hollywood to this accidental sea that first filled with Colorado River water after a massive 1905 canal breach. … The Southwest’s worsening water shortage will make saving the Salton Sea difficult, because any fix requires water from an over-stressed Colorado River.
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is set to approve a letter of concern to Caltrans on Tuesday after one of the transportation agency’s subcontractors was allegedly witnessed drawing up to 11,000 gallons of water from a Miranda fire hydrant into their service vehicle without authorization from the town’s service district.
The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California’s drought, producing decade after decade of respected Cabernets and other wines without a drop of added water.
When San Jose Water Company, which provides water to 1 million people in San Jose and nearby cities, held a public meeting to announce its summer water conservation rules in May, more than 350 people — most of them angry — turned out.
The Rancho California Water District is looking at reducing – and eventually eliminating – the drought surcharge added to bills to shield the district from the actions of its water wholesaler, the Metropolitan Water District.
The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals runs contrary to two other federal courts’ interpretations of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act and could save companies that operate wind farms, power transmission lines and other methods of energy production millions in research – at the risk of more bird deaths.
California’s relentless four-year drought has had some unexpected consequences. It’s uncovered lost bits of history — ancient petroglyphs and remnants of mining towns at the bottom of reservoirs. And in the canyons of the Sierra foothills, the legendary rapids of the Stanislaus River are back.