Proposed rules would carry fine of up to $500 for violations such as hosing down sidewalks.
State expresses concern about environmental impacts of diverting water to thirsty pot plants.
California law dating to 1950s prevents public from getting basic data on 800,000 wells statewide.
An AP review finds deals to sell hundreds of billions of gallons to desperate cities and farms.
$10.5 billion plan now includes more money for reservoirs, but not enough to win Republican votes.
‘Crisis mode’ in Central Valley as some farmers increase groundwater pumping at possible expense to neighbors. Read more …
Nearly 1,700 firefighters are on the lines as 2,700-acre blaze burns near resort town of Lake Isabella.
Two prominent California water experts advise: Don’t bet on wet. Read more …