California Retains Drought Measures Amid Wet WinterCalifornia has retained largely symbolic measures guiding water conservation during drought.
California May Be Long Overdue For A Mega FloodGeographic data indicates California has a mega flood about every 100 to 200 years. So the Golden State is long overdue for a big storm.
Amid Wet Winter, Coalition Seeks End To California Drought Emergency A coalition of state and local leaders is pressing California to lift restrictions on urban water use in the wettest winter for years to drench the state.
Water Level At Los Vaqueros Reservoir Rises To New HighOfficials said storage levels rose above 133,000 acre-feet this week surpassing the previous high of 132,900 set in 2013.
Over 40% Of California Out Of Drought After Storms, Feds SayFederal monitors announced Thursday that 42 percent of California has emerged from a five-year drought after some of the heaviest rain and snow in decades.
California Snowpack At 53% Of Normal Ahead Of Winter StormsSurveyors plunged a pole into the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday and took the first measurement of the season.
Officials: Still Too Early To Declare Drought OverIt's too soon to declare an end to California's five-year drought despite the heaviest rain in three decades falling early in the wet season, officials said.
New Federal Law Brings Stormy Times To California Fish v. Farms Water FightThe new law dictates that the federal portion of California's water system gives farm districts and human users the biggest possible share.
Congress Approves $558 Million California Drought Relief; Millions For Flint, Mich.Sen. Barbara Boxer, one of the bill's key authors, urged senators to vote no because of a last-minute rider that she said puts interests of big farms over the fishing industry.
Study Blames High Temperatures For Low 2015 SnowpackThe western United States set records for low winter snowpack levels in 2015, and a new report blames high temperatures rather than low precipitation levels.
Water Agencies To See If $350M Lawn Removal Experiment Was Worth ItCalifornia water agencies that spent more than $350 million in the last two years of drought to pay property owners to rip out water-slurping lawns are now trying to answer whether the nation's biggest lawn removal experiment was all worth the cost.
Major Stretch Of San Joaquin River To Flow Year-Round In Effort To Restore SalmonThe milestone is expected by the end of the month, when a 150-mile stretch of the river begins flowing year-round for the first time in more than 60 years.