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