Central Valley Farmers Drill More, Deeper Wells As Drought Limits LoomSan Joaquin Valley farmers drilled 2,500 wells last year, 5 times the annual average for the previous 30 years.
Fertilizers Adding Dangerous Levels Of Nitrates To California GroundwaterThe first-ever California Nitrogen Assessment evaluates the impact of nitrates from fertilizers on the human and natural environment.
California Town's Water Tainted With Arsenic For DecadesYou may not know the name Kettleman City. But if you have ever driven to Los Angeles you’ve been through the town. It’s a community in the Central Valley where the tap water’s been tainted for decades.
Fire-Suppressing Foam's Toxic Chemicals Detected In California Groundwater"There are 1.5 million people in California that we know of that are drinking this stuff in their drinking water," Bill Walker of the Environmental Working Group says of toxic PFCs originating from fire suppressing foam.
Groundwater Pumping In Drought-Parched Central Valley Has Land Sinking FastVast 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.
New $113M Peninsula Groundwater Project To Help Millions Of Bay Area Residents During Drought, Major EarthquakeThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reached an agreement Tuesday night with two San Mateo County cities and a San Jose-based water company that is expected to benefit 2.6 million Bay Area residents, SFPUC officials announced Wednesday.
3 Years Of Drought Taking Heavy Toll On California's Groundwater SupplyState officials say three years of drought are taking a heavy toll on California’s groundwater supplies.
San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking SupplySan Francisco's PUC has begun digging in and around Golden Gate Park in search of water flows with plans to pump up to four million gallons a day to blend into the Hetch Hetchy tap water supply by 2016.
Farmers Urge Gov. Brown To Veto Legislation That Would Regulate Pumping California’s Groundwater California Central Valley farmers are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to veto legislation that would regulate the pumping of well water in California for the first time.
63 Trillion Gallons Of Groundwater Lost To California Drought, Pushing Earth's Crust HigherA new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.
California Plans To Vote On New Water Bond Measure For November ElectionPressed by a deadline and California's severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot.
Drought Drying Up Farmers' Wells; Study Predicts California Economy To Lose Billions, Thousands Of Jobs LostFarmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study released Tuesday.