Neighbors look out their window and notice water running from the Kern River Golf Course onto the sidewalks and road. They’re worried that the course is wasting water, but course officials say people are just misinformed.
It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead.
With California gripped by one of the most punishing droughts on record — a dry spell going on four years — state officials have ordered a 25 percent overall cut in urban consumption of drinkable water and have set different targets for cities and water agencies.
California cities hit record conservation during the drought after cutting water use 29 percent in May, according to data released by a state agency Wednesday.
A panel of experts joined Eyewitness News on Monday night for a special program, Drought Crisis 2015.
Water agencies, including California Water Service Co. and the city of Bakersfield, are offering rebates to consumers who use products that conserve water both indoors and outdoors.
In June of 2014, citrus farmer John Gless watched as 60-acres of his citrus trees were bulldozed here in Kern County.
Farmers in at least two California irrigation districts are considering whether to ignore a letter from the state calling for historic cuts in water use during the drought, a lawyer said Thursday.
Republican members of California's congressional delegation are tackling drought relief again with a wide-ranging bill introduced Thursday that attempts to speed up new water storage projects and move more water through river pumps for farms and cities.
A new way to landscape, known as xeriscaping, is catching the attention of homeowners and businesses in drought-stricken Bakersfield.
Federal officials said Wednesday another $150 million would be provided to aid California drought aid programs.
Congressman David Valadao will be a panelist on an Eyewitness News special program, Drought Crisis 2015, airing at 5:30 p.m. June 29 on KBAK.
With water conservation on everyone's mind amid the drought, Eyewitness News examined how much water residential swimming pools take.
A local car wash business on Tuesday announced the completion of a $500,000 project to update its water reclamation systems.
Kern County supervisors on Tuesday banned the use of fireworks in county-owned parks amid the drought.