SoCal Water Agency's Land Purchase Rattles California FarmersMetropolitan Water District of Southern California bought farmland in Palo Verde Valley to get access to Colorado River water.
More Drought-Challenged California Winemakers Grow Grapes With Less WaterA growing minority of California growers and winemakers believe that when it comes to wine grapes, the less irrigation, the better.
California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine Aimed At Farms For Taking WaterThe California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought.
California Farmers Propose Ways To Save Water, Avoid Steeper CutsThe farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta east of San Francisco proposed the deal to spare themselves deeper mandatory cuts later.
Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants Tighten Up Their Water Usage During DroughtBoth ballclubs are looking at ways to conserve when it comes to watering the field and cleaning the stadium after games.
California Almonds Roasted In Drought Debate Over IrrigationAs California enters its 4th year of drought, the state's multi-billion almond crop is helping drive a sharp debate about water use.
Free Lawn Removal, Rebates For Homeowners Who Want A More Drought-Friendly LandscapeCalifornia's drought is driving more and more homeowners to give up their lush, green, water-guzzling lawns. Now, landscape companies are offering to rip them out for free, and water districts across the state are giving rebates as incentive.
Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes City’s New Big Buildings Use Gray WaterSan Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing legislation that would require large new buildings in the city to use gray water in toilets and for irrigation.
Water Wasters Go Unpunished As Devastating Drought DeepensCalifornia water regulators are likely to increase water restrictions, yet most local water departments have been reluctant to crack down on violators.
Central Valley Water District Strikes Deal With Feds Over Contaminated Irrigation ProjectA Central Valley water district that is the country’s largest says it has reached a deal with the federal government in a decades-long dispute over thousands of acres of contaminated land.
Conservationists Rent California Rice Fields As Habitat For Drought-Threatened Migrating BirdsWith severe drought covering 95 percent of California, 'pop-up wetlands' are one of the few tools that conservationists have to help stave off possible bird die-offs this fall.
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.