Some farm water districts are flouting requirements to measure and report water deliveries to customers.
While coastal communities debate the merits of desalting seawater as a drought solution, a new approach to desalination could be a boon to farmers far inland.
With California deep in a drought, communities are cracking down on water wasters, right? Demanding that residents take shorter showers and stop watering their lawns? Not exactly.
A 47-mile section of the California Aqueduct, the main artery of the state's water system, could be engineered to flow backward this summer.
Power players in California water policy seem to agree for once: It's time to get serious about groundwater.
Farmers are looking to the sky for the latest water-saving tool. But will aviation authorities allow it?
Water managers are walking a tightrope this year, balancing three competing needs: how much water to deliver to people and agriculture, how much to provide for wildlife and how much to save for next year, in case it’s just as dry.
First the freeze, now a crippling water shortage confront citrus growers in the Central Valley.
A key indicator of California's water prospects is likely to peak out at about one-third of normal.
The drought is putting a spotlight on water use around California, including for hydraulic fracturing. How much water does fracking use and will it increase as companies tap into the Monterey Shale, estimated to be the largest oil resource in country?
Less consumption in places with water meters, which will be required in all homes and businesses by 2025.
Scientists are finding that dust storms in Asia and Africa influence how much snow falls in the Sierra Nevada. The research could help make weather forecasting more accurate and improve how California manages its water supply.
Starfish on the West Coast have been dying in startling numbers. Some observers have documented sea star bodies turning to mush, others described the creatures disintegrating. It's "sea star wasting disease," and scientists don't know what causes it.
No matter where you live in the Bay Area, the answer might surprise you.
Just as salmon are being returned to the San Joaquin River, the extreme drought is bringing political heat to one of the most ambitious environmental restoration efforts in the state.
Soils may be better primed for the next big downpour.