Craig is KQED's science editor, specializing in weather, climate, water & energy issues, with a little seismology thrown in just to shake things up. Prior to his current position, he launched and led the station's award-winning multimedia project, Climate Watch. Craig is also an accomplished writer/producer of television documentaries, with a focus on natural resource issues.
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State officials officially hand the ball to local water agencies to squeeze 25 percent more water savings out of their customers. And ultimately, it is up to those customers to respond -- or not.
The governor offers help with enforcement but no easing of conservation targets for local water suppliers.
Water agencies win some relief valves in the latest version of draft water regulations designed to achieve the governor's 25 percent statewide savings.
Meager river flows may not be enough to stem the tide of salt water that threatens freshwater supplies.
The latest figures on water conservation in California would seem to bear out the need for more strict, mandatory measures, such as the governor recently announced.
Governor Jerry Brown orders the state Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory reductions to cut water use by 25 percent.
The State Water Resources Control Board is California's top arbiter of water supply conflicts. Lately it's been caught in a tug of war between those who would have it tread lightly with local water agencies and those calling for aggressive statewide rationing.
As California plods into its fourth year of drought, critics say the latest round of statewide water restrictions are too little -- and possibly too late.
There's buried treasure here for tsunami hunters, but scarce funding may mean Hawaii remains vulnerable.
'Frozen reservoir,' source of a third of California's water, is far below historical average.
Newest Earth science mission could extend the accuracy range of weather forecasts, fine-tune flood forecasts.
Scientists hope a stubborn high-pressure bubble over the West Coast isn't a replay of the last two winters.
County and even statewide strictures are misguided, says federal lands chief.
But given the state of long-range forecasting, climatologists admit that the glimmer could be a mirage.