Less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25 percent reduction to the state's overall water usage, Eyewitness News has started to see more water waste here in Bakersfield.
Rain and snow is expected Monday night and thunderstorms, possibly with small hail, could roll in Tuesday.
Some people, especially outside of Kern County, are concerned that Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order didn’t hit farmers hard enough. Now, those farmers are fighting back.
Brown's move to get tough on water use came after his push for voluntary conservation yielded mixed results. Asked by Brown in January 2014 to cut their water consumption by 20 percent, Californians achieved only about half that.
Hanford dairy farmer and Republican Congressman David Valadao joined Eyewitness News Mornings on Thursday to talk about the historic drought measures Gov. Jerry Brown proposed that will impact 90 percent of California residents.
California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.
Because the state is in its fourth year of the drought, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency in January and asked people to cut water use by 20 percent this year.
A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California shows that the majority of Californians want more restrictions on water usage.
Climbing temperatures and a lack of snow have ended the ski season at the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit resorts.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation, although much of the plan was drawn with future dry years in mind.
A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation.
The state Senate has approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects in drought-stricken California.
"When it comes to helicopter protection and firefighting, there is really no other tool out there that does what helicopters do," said Jason Nava, a captain and superintendent for the Kern County Fire Department.
New water-use restrictions could keep Bakersfield spray parks closed all summer.
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate more than $1 billion in drought-relief spending for California as it copes with a fourth dry year and Brown urges residents to reduce water use.