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Delta Water

California Farmers Ordered To Stop Pumping From San Joaquin River Watershed

Regulators are ordering farmers with California’s oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory.

05/20/2015

Fairmead Residence

Residents Of Central Valley Farm Community Lose Water As Surrounding Orchards Bloom

Families in one Central Valley farming community are coping with a lack of running water as the drought deepens and their remaining wells run dry.

05/08/2015

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On Farms

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States.

05/05/2015

Mud Cracks

California’s Central Valley Sinking Faster Than Ever Before As Farmers Drill For Water During Drought

California’s Central Valley is sinking at a rate never before seen during the state’s historic drought, and farmers are shouldering some of the blame for the damage that sinking is causing.

04/26/2015

FOLSOM, CA - JULY 20:  In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) Full water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on July 20, 2011 in El Folsom, California. (Photo by Paul Hames/California Department of Water Resources via Getty Images) FOLSOM, CA - AUGUST 19:  (Bottom) Low water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on August 19, 2014 in El Folsom, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Folsom Lake is currently at 40 percent of its total capacity of 977,000 acre feet.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tougher Water Restrictions Would Affect California’s Hotel, Restaurant Industry Amid Severe Drought

Californians could see even tougher water restrictions after a key meeting gets underway Tuesday in Sacramento. Aside from limiting lawn watering to two days a week, there would be changes for the hotel and restaurant industry.

03/17/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Stanford Climatologist Says Californians Need To Prepare For Warmer, Drier Weather As New Normal

Stanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh says “there are a number of measures that suggest that the drought we’re in now is the worst on record.”

03/02/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Central Valley Farmers Impacted By California Drought; No Federal Water 2nd Year In a Row

A federal agency says it will not release any water for farmers in the Central Valley of California this year, forcing them to find other sources or leave fields unplanted.

02/27/2015

Artist's rendering of the Hyperloop. (Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.)

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop May Be Tested In Eco-Friendly Development In Central Valley

A high-speed transportation system meant to shuttle passengers from the Bay Area to Southern California at speeds nearing 800 miles per hour could debut at a new eco-friendly town in the Central Valley.

02/26/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Citrus Prices Dive As Port Labor Problems Keeps Product In U.S.

The Port of Oakland’s slow recovery after a massive West Coast labor-dispute is no consolation to local citrus growers, whose exports to Asia could become almost worthless.

02/23/2015

The pilot of a small plane was rescued after ditching his plane in the ocean, about 250 miles off the coast of Hawaii, on January 25, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard)

Small Plane Runs Out Of Fuel On Flight From Tracy To Hawaii, Pilot Rescued

A pilot from the Central Valley has been rescued after he ditched his small plane 250 miles off the coast of Hawaii on Sunday.

01/26/2015

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