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.
State officials came to Kern County for a listen to drought concerns and say local water managers are real leaders in things like using ground water.
Orange County's diverse efforts to keep water flowing are a model for other communities across the nation with stressed supplies.
Mountain Meadows Reservoir is dry and an official with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says the drought is to blame for the dead fish and 5,800 acres of mud that remain.
Kern County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to actively oppose planned California Water Service rate hikes.
Apartment owners are the latest to complain about steep, additional charges on their water bills.
A proposed emergency ordinance that would allow the city to issues fines to water wasters is suddenly put on hold after confusion arises.
Water managers in Las Vegas and Los Angeles are poised to adopt a drought-driven cash deal to send enough water to serve some 300,000 homes from the Lake Mead reservoir to Southern California.
The city of Bakersfield is set to adopt an emergency ordinance that would allow city staff to issue hefty citations to water wasters.
Officials in the Bakersfield Recreation & Parks Department said Tuesday that California’s mandatory water restrictions will cost the city about 2 percent of its trees.
Neighbors in a south Bakersfield area say they're trying to conserve water during this drought, but their new water meters are making things worse.
"There it goes. That was all," said Lozano, masking his desperation with a smile. "That's how we do it in Okieville now."
California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most Los Angeles County supervisors have their take-home cars washed two or three times a week, even as officials are urging residents to sharply cut back on water use during California's drought.
The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California's drought including a recent bear attack, mountain lion sightings and an uptick in orphaned animals.