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.
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.
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.
As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, two water districts and a pair of landowners in the heart of the state's farmland are making millions of dollars by auctioning off their private caches.
"We're almost there, they're almost ready to produce and to have to rip them out, it hurts to watch it," said Gless. "It's just wrong, it shouldn't be happening."
The Senate passed Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s 16-page Emergency Drought Relief Act. Although Congressman David Valadao believes Feinstein’s bill mainly aims at fixing the short-term issues, he said that the Senate passing the bill was a positive step in the right direction.
The Kern County Fire Department announced fire restrictions starting Wednesday, aimed at protecting the mountain communities after a very dry winter.
A new study from The Nature Journal hypothesizes that groundwater pumping is affecting earthquake activity along the San Andreas Fault.