Tag: California drought
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.
Esthetics and water conservation clash as California cities find their own laws at odds with the governor's water reduction mandates.
Water agencies win some relief valves in the latest version of draft water regulations designed to achieve the governor's 25 percent statewide savings.
Los Angeles is offering rice farmers in the Sacramento Valley more money than the city has ever paid for water — $700 per acre-foot. At this price, rice farmers could make more money selling water than they can make on their crops. That makes it easy to say “yes,” says Lance Tennis, whose family has […]
Florida might not like to talk about climate change, but here in drought-stricken California, the topic's not so taboo. Mired in year four of the worst drought on record, Californians are witnessing the climate literally change before their eyes. As the state nears the end of one of ...Read More
Low precipitation and record high temperatures combine to set startling record.
The year-over-year water-saving rate slid by more than a third in October, worrying officials calling on residents to reduce water usage during record drought.
Who's using the most -- and the least water? The numbers are in -- but officials warn that they can be misleading.
A new statewide poll reveals a virtual tie between water and jobs atop the most-pressing-issues list.
Only 1924 and 1977 were drier. And there's little in the long-range forecasts to suggest a rebound soon.
Water worries persist -- and may be driving support for a multi-billion-dollar water bond.
As the drought continues, efforts to spur action include an online game that puts users in charge of California's water supply.
Economists estimate that the drought will cost the state's farm economy about $2.2 billion this year, including the loss of more than 17,000 jobs.
The unrestrained race to drill new wells could put California's biggest water source in jeopardy.