Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study released Tuesday.
Californians increased their water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.
Bakersfield resident Louis Medina has come up with an idea to raise awareness of water being wasted in town.
As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, two water districts and a pair of landowners in the heart of the state's farmland are making millions of dollars by auctioning off their private caches.
"We're almost there, they're almost ready to produce and to have to rip them out, it hurts to watch it," said Gless. "It's just wrong, it shouldn't be happening."
The Senate passed Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s 16-page Emergency Drought Relief Act. Although Congressman David Valadao believes Feinstein’s bill mainly aims at fixing the short-term issues, he said that the Senate passing the bill was a positive step in the right direction.
The Kern County Fire Department announced fire restrictions starting Wednesday, aimed at protecting the mountain communities after a very dry winter.
A new study from The Nature Journal hypothesizes that groundwater pumping is affecting earthquake activity along the San Andreas Fault.
Experts are gearing up for the fight against West Nile virus. Even in a drought year, it's still a big worry.
Drought-stricken California is preparing for its worst wildfire season ever, the state's governor said Sunday.
With drought gripping California, Eyewitness News examines the impact and ways to deal with less water in a special half-hour program: Fate of the State.
With California's ongoing drought, members of the Kern River Valley say tourism has dropped significantly amid "misconceptions" of the region's water levels.
Drought continues to impact the state multiple ways, and without any mandatory water restrictions it can be difficult for the average Californian to see the drought's effects.
California ranchers, despite near-record beef prices, are culling their cattle herds in response to one of the most severe droughts the state has ever faced, and Colorado ranchers are taking advantage.
No one is safe from the effects of California's drought. Farmers are helpless as it cripples their fields and raises food prices for consumers. But, with new technologies, some farmers are finding ways to outlast the drought.