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.
The fast-growing King fire in Eldorado National Forest now threatens nearly 2,500 structures, more than half of them homes, as thousands of firefighters try to get a handle on the out-of-control blaze.
As parts of the Coachella Valley still struggle to recover from millions of dollars in damage caused by last week’s downpour, residents and officials are bracing for the possibility of a new storm system that could cause more flooding.
Hundreds of managers in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are agreeing to formal, annual evaluations as part of a new pact with the utility — a groundbreaking move for an agency long targeted for reform.
Email released by the Soquel Creek Water District as part of public records requests filed by challengers for two board seats reveal an incumbent suggested a lawsuit against the district might swing a colleague’s vote about a future moratorium on development.
Pajaro Valley water rates, set to expire this time next year, are likely to be extended. Wednesday, the Pajaro Valley Water Management board of directors will consider repealing a sunset clause put in place when the rates were adopted four years ago.
Federal wildlife officials have changed their minds about the Valley elderberry longhorn beetle, determining it is not ready to survive on its own and will remain protected by the Endangered Species Act.
They have needlelike mouths, a keen sense of smell and few natural enemies. And they’re marching into the San Francisco Bay Area, delivering doom to backyard gardens and favored crops such as broccoli, arugula, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, agricultural experts warn.
As wildfires burned in California, a study by several major environmental groups estimated that climate change could mean that future blazes will be much larger and add billions of dollars to already costly losses.
Even the most wild-eyed optimist might have difficulty finding anything positive to say about the California drought. For three hours on Saturday, however, the drought might actually help scores of volunteers as they remove hundreds of thousands of pounds of trash from our lakes, rivers and streams.
As hard as it is to believe given California’s current drought — perhaps its worst since record-keeping began about 100 years ago — the state has never in its 164-year history controlled or limited how much water its residents can take from the ground.