Construction sites use water to control dust, but then Terry Devore of Newark saw where the water was coming from.
A judge ruled Friday that California regulators violated some farmers’ rights by telling them to stop diverting from rivers and streams, but the state says it can still punish those who illegally take water during the drought.
The outdoor showers at beaches across drought-stricken California will be shut off to save water, so surfers and sunbathers will have to get creative this summer when it comes time to shake off the sand.
In California, inland fisheries managers are considering emergency closures on several rivers so that fish weakened by the warm water do not die, even if they are released by anglers.
A lawsuit accuses actor Tom Selleck of stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant and bringing it to his ranch in drought-stricken Southern California.
In parched California, water departments are increasing rates and adding fees because they’re losing money as their customers conserve.
In Napa Valley, home to some of California’s prized vineyards, the vines are looking healthy, despite the state’s historic drought, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.
Business is booming for pest eradication companies as the drought and the hot weather hitting the Bay Area has forced rats to come out of the woodwork in search of water.
With the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.
A political activist says companies that take water from California’s ground should pay a fair amount for it – and he’s collecting signatures for an initiative to go on the 2016 ballot that would tax bottled water.