Fate of the State: California Drought

Fate of the State: California Drought Regulators say first water case aided by detailed records
California's vast network of reservoirs, canals and rivers is among the world's most engineered water systems, but it is tough to prove when water is illegally siphoned because of sparse metering, infrequent reporting and a complex web of tens of thousands of water rights.
Fate of the State: California Drought Court blocks water cutbacks for some California farmers
The temporary restraining order by Sacramento Superior Court Shelleyanne Chang blocks the state from punishing farmers who ignored a state notice issued earlier this year to immediately stop diverting water. The ruling only applies to dozens of farmers in the Central Valley and the irrigation districts serving them.