Strong gales and sheets of rain that knocked out electricity, flooded freeways and toppled trees in Northern California churned Thursday to a slide-prone Southern California bracing for its own beating.
The House has passed a bill designed to give state and federal agencies authority to move more water in coming months to California's farm belt.
Three years of drought have taken a heavy toll on California groundwater supplies, with hundreds more wells being dug this year, one of the driest on record, a state report released Tuesday said.
Californians are losing ground in a state goal to cut water use by 20 percent in the drought.
More than 300 city vehicles including police cars and fire trucks will go unwashed for at least two months as part of a new water conservation program, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.
Officials say residents of a Central Valley community where hundreds of home wells have run dry can now take hot showers.
The governors of California and Nevada met Thursday at a forum aimed at coming up with the best ways to cope with the unprecedented drought affecting the western U.S., now in its third year.
El Nino is the famous Pacific Ocean phenomenon that can change global weather patterns and bring rain to California. Might that happens this winter?
Farmers in California's Central Valley are going to court to challenge the division of water during the state's ongoing drought.
Parts of California could receive above-average rain and snow this winter but not enough to end the worsening drought, federal forecasters said Thursday.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued a warning in the midst of a severe drought — conserve water now or face mandatory restrictions in the future.
Water in Los Angeles County's Castaic Lake is so low amid California's drought that a fisherman has recovered a handgun and a badge that a federal agent lost in the water decades ago.
All three ads promote Proposition 1, which would pay for reservoirs, water recycling, conservation and levee repairs and Proposition 2, which would require the state to set aside spikes in capital revenues during boom times to save for economic downturns.
Water suppliers serving more than 3,000 customers must submit monthly production numbers to the State Water Resources Control Board, which imposed statewide water restrictions in July.
California officials are urging residents and businesses to keep conserving water as the state ends another extremely dry "water year" with no guarantee the coming year will be any wetter.