City leaders are now calling for residents to cut back on water use by 20 percent.
California Drought Leaves Hundreds In Central Valley Without Drinking Water; Bottled Water Rations Delivered
Government officials and community groups say hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California’s extreme drought has dried up their individual wells.
A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.
Supervisor Dave Cortese said local government departments are not doing enough to restrict water use during the drought.
California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
Despite the historic drought, or perhaps partly because of it, rare freshwater jellyfish are thriving in the decimated Lake Oroville, a large inland lake nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, about 90 minutes north of Sacramento.
13,000 homes and businesses have been ordered to evacuate as firefighters race to stop a second massive wildfire raging near the entrance to Yosemite National Park.
California’s drought may lead to the extinction of a tiny fish holding onto dwindling habitat in Tuolumne County.
Residents of Stinson Beach in Marin County could soon face hefty mandatory water rationing unless water flows increase at nearby creeks and streams.
With the continuing drought and dwindling water supplies, Bay Area-water agencies continue to explore a regional desalination project.