California officials are urging residents and businesses to keep conserving water as the state ends another extremely dry "water year" with no guarantee the coming year will be any wetter.
With harvest time across California, many of the state's once-robust crops — from the grapes that make world-famous wines to popular almonds — are anticipated to be smaller than usual this year due to the state's historic drought.
Groundwater makes up nearly 60 percent of California's water use during dry years. But it is not monitored and managed the same way as water from reservoirs and rivers.
State water officials are sharing plans for spending $200 million under emergency drought legislation passed earlier this year.
As California continues to suffer from the worst drought conditions the state has seen in about 100 years, wildlife may also be suffering.
Political dignitaries from Congress to the Bakersfield City Council joined water officials Wednesday at Bakersfield College, trying to get the message across to students about what they can do to solve the water crisis.
A California lawmaker is praising a San Francisco Bay Area woman as a hero after she replaced her lawn with low-water native plants, but was then hit with a fine by her homeowners association.
About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.
California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
The many ways that Californians increasingly are feeling the bite of the drought made this month's legislative session one of the strongest chances ever for the state to overcome the objections of farmers and others to adopt its first statewide groundwater management plan, backers say.
The state of California uses more groundwater than any other state in the union, but it's also the only state in the West that doesn't have any regulations to make sure wells don't run dry.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders made a public push Tuesday for their latest water bond proposal a day ahead of scheduled votes in the Legislature.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers who support increasing funding for water-storage projects made their case Wednesday at the site of a proposed reservoir in what is now a scenic agricultural valley north of Sacramento, addressing one of the main sticking points to getting a re-crafted water bond on the November ballot.
Bakersfield is the "driest city in America," according to Doug McIntyre of 24/7 Wall St.
Kern County spray parks will remain open through August, despite early closures for all Bakersfield spray parks and half of the spray parks in the North of the River Recreation and Park District.