Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday extended his executive order requiring Californians to conserve water as the state prepares for a fifth year of drought.
Two well-known Republican state lawmakers submitted language Thursday for a ballot initiative that would ask California voters to redirect about $8 billion in bond money from the state's high-speed rail project to build water storage.
Many of drought-stricken California's long-barren mountain peaks are sporting coats of snow after the first significant statewide storm of the season.
Turf removal rebates rewarding Los Angeles property owners for tearing out their lawns saved less water per dollar than other conservation measures and served primarily as publicity tool for a city seeking to look drought-conscious, according to a city controller's audit released Friday.
The $61,000 fines are being imposed on Beverly Hills, Indio, Redlands and the Coachella Valley Water District.
We in California have endured a historic drought most of this decade. Now comes the hope of another El Niño.
Another deadly summer of drought has heightened fears of extinction in the wild for an iconic California salmon, federal officials said Wednesday.
The city of Bakersfield has launched an El Niño preparedness Web page.
California Republicans are urging the state and federal governments to "increase water capture" during the winter, according to Congressman Kevin McCarthy's office.
California lawmakers are joining environmental, labor and business leaders on a trip to see how Australia managed its longest and most severe drought on record.
The Bakersfield City Council passes an emergency ordinance that fines people wasting water.
Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the state's punishing drought but also bringing the risk of chaotic storms like those that battered the region in the late 1990s.
To cut monthly water use by about 10 percent, owner Chuck McLaughlin bought an extra 310-gallon tank to catch water used in the brewing process to reuse it for cleaning equipment. His new brewhouse includes a chiller that uses two-thirds less water than his old one.
The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after decade of respected Cabernets and other wines without a drop of added water.
Steve Wyatt decided to do his part and xeriscape his lawn with a 15-foot Captain America and peace symbol, all put together with painted rocks.