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.
Bakersfield is the "driest city in America," according to Doug McIntyre of 24/7 Wall St.
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.
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.
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.
New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California.
The city of Bakersfield said it's shutting down operations at its spray parks earlier than it expected. The water will be turned off Tuesday night.
A Bakersfield mom discovers the city may have a way to keep the spray parks open despite the state's emergency drought orders.
The state's drought will force the early shutdown of Bakersfield's spray parks.
A water agency in the Silicon Valley is considering a plan to hire several "water cops" to prevent residents from wasting water during California's historic drought.
With no rain in sight, farmers are scrambling to keep their crops. Eyewitness News anchor Amity Addrisi digs into how the drought is not only sinking hopes for farmers, but sinking the very land we live on.
Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study released Tuesday.
Californians increased their water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.
Bakersfield resident Louis Medina has come up with an idea to raise awareness of water being wasted in town.