A majority of farmers and others holding some of California's strongest claims to water have missed a deadline to confirm they stopped pumping from rivers and streams during the drought, state officials said Monday.
Residents of East Porterville and experts say not having running water and breathing increasingly dusty air because of the drought is worsening health issues in the town.
Farmers will be required to install water meters with the new budget plan passed Friday by lawmakers.
Several California irrigation districts are suing the state, saying officials overstepped their authority by ordering farmers to stop pumping from some rivers during drought.
More than one-tenth of the largest wild population of threatened salmon in the Central Valley died after repair work near a power plant led Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to cut off a cooling flow of water into a creek, wildlife and utility officials said Friday.
The state's historic four-year dry spell has brought with it a flurry of finger-pointing. Now advocates, noting how California's water shortage ranks as the top public concern, are invoking the drought to bolster their own causes.
Kern County Parks Director Bob Lerude said it’s to reduce the risk of fires in the 47 parks across the county.
The state Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday ordered about 13,000 landowners along four Russian River creeks to stop all lawn-watering except with recycled water.
A group of public water agencies that serves millions of Californians asked the state on Tuesday to order farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to stop irrigating their crops amid the relentless drought.
To clarify some of the current drought regulations, the public was invited to a water workshop at the Kern County Board of Supervisors chambers on Monday evening.
The Water Association of Kern County is hosting a free meeting Monday evening to explain drought regulations to the public.
A Kern County politician reportedly made a connection between California's drought and God's wrath on the topic of abortion.
Drought-stricken California on Friday ordered the largest cuts on record to farmers holding some of the state's strongest water rights.
The owners of a Northern California nudist resort have been charged with stealing water during the state's historic drought.
California is taking desperate steps to save the last endangered salmon in Wine Country creeks that are going dry because of over-pumping and the drought, officials said Thursday.