Central Valley

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Groundwater Pumping In Drought-Parched Central Valley Has Land Sinking Fast

Vast areas of California’s Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.

08/19/2015

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Judge Rejects California Farmers’ Challenge To Water Cuts

A California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers’ group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.

08/04/2015

Drip irrigation waters a field of grape vines on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine Aimed At Farms For Taking Water

The California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought.

07/20/2015

A home in El Nido, Merced County, that is sinking into the ground. (CBS)

Drought Conditions Cause Central Valley Homes To Sink Into The Ground

Homes in a Central Valley neighborhood are the latest casualty of California’s historic drought. The parched, dry weather is causing them to literally sink into the ground.

06/29/2015

Coho Salmon

PG&E Responsible For Killing Fraction Of California’s Suffering Salmon Population

More than one-tenth of a threatened population of California Central Valley salmon has perished after a utility diverted some water from their creek.

06/19/2015

Gold Dust peaches from Masumoto Family Farm that are being shipped to Berkeley Bowl. (Photo Credit: Masumoto Family Farm)

Central Valley Farming Family Embraces Petite Peaches During Drought

The Masumoto Family Farm hopes to start a “small fruit revolution,” growing smaller peaches during the drought that are still bursting with flavor.

06/10/2015

Drip irrigation waters a field of grape vines on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank Accounts

Weeks after he declared a state of emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration set aside $687 million to help house farmworkers and others struggling in drought-devastated counties. Nearly half of it has not been awarded or spent.

06/09/2015

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his plans for a "Hyperloop" transportation system on August 12, 2013. Musk claimed the system would whisk passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes. (CBS)

‘Hyperloop’ Closer To Reality: Futuristic Travel Looks To Fast Track SF To LA Trip In 30 Minutes

The “Hyperloop,” floated in 2014 by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, is a futuristic high-speed transit system in its nascent stages of development, but it’s closer to reality with plans for a test track in the Central Valley.

05/27/2015

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

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